Top 10 places to travel in China
Planning a vacation in China, but do not know which places to visit? We offer 10 best places that will allow you to have a good rest, and will leave indelible impressions for a long time in your memory.
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Beijing – the many-sided and ancient capital
Beijing is a bizarre synthesis of Soviet-era developments, modern centers and parks, the beauty of ancient buildings and temples. This is the most visited Chinese metropolis. People are going to admire the Great Wall, plunge into the atmosphere of Asia and try the most delicious duck in the world – in Peking style.
Xi’an and the terracotta squad
No terracotta army are one. This is the ancient capital of the Middle Kingdom, which means there is something for art lovers to see. Here lay the Great Silk Road, and the merging of cultures had a stunning effect on the appearance of the city. And of course, as the main source of curiosity, more than 6 thousand terracotta military sculptures, some of which have not yet been excavated.
Shanghai (along with Suzhou and Hangzhou) – from the fishing village to the economic center of the country
60 minutes of high-speed train ride separates Suzhou and Hangzhou from Shanghai, the country’s financial and atmosphere Shopping lovers here will get lost in numerous boutiques. For those who are tired of city life and din, there is an opportunity to retire in one of the many gardens or city on the water. The traditional food and silk market will remind any tourist that it is still in China.
Chengdu – heavenly abode
The city is a paradise not only because of the mild climate. Tourists rush here to cuddle with pandas, the cutest creatures on Earth. And although there are pandas in any zoo of China, here the most pleasant conditions for “hugs”. And also there is an opportunity to really help, having been a volunteer.
Zhangjiajie – the abode of avatars
The majestic mountain peaks, crystal clear water in streams, forests and diversity of flora and fauna – all this is Zhangjiajie National Park. After Avatar was filmed here, those wishing to visit here increased significantly.
Huangshan – the pearl of China
If the previous 5 places did not make you open your mouth in amazement, then here it will certainly happen. The Yellow Mountains are one of the main sources of inspiration for Chinese artists and poets. Here, the clouds literally get stuck in the mountains, and the pines are so bizarre in shape that it is difficult to imagine a more unreal spectacle.
To admire all the beauties, you will have to climb to the top of the cable car, and then overcome more than 60 thousand steps. Beauty requires sacrifice.
Guilin is the best under heaven
There is not a single Chinese person in the world who would not say that there is no more beautiful place on the world map than Guilin. This is the first city in China, which decided to become a tourist mecca. Here, Chinese politicians have been hosting foreign delegations for decades. If you want to enjoy the rural scenery – the way here you ordered. This is the only place where all modern buildings have not yet been forced.
Here you can enjoy a cruise on the River Lee and explore the coastal villages and landscapes from the ship. Longji rice fields are a paradise for photo lovers. Especially here it is beautiful in autumn and spring.
Hong Kong – a non-smoking paradise
Every tourist here will find what he likes. Shopping lovers will enjoy the vast expanses of shopping centers. For those who prefer popular tourism, there is an opportunity to go to Lantau Island, where the largest Buddha on the planet, made of bronze, is located. Gourmets will love Lamma Island with their fish restaurants and the lack of cars. Those who prefer a holiday resort will love Macau – the former colonial property of Portugal. And Cheung-Chow is famous for its bakery festival.
Pingyao – ancient and modern city
Want to see how the Celestial Empire looked in the XIV – XVI centuries, then Pingyao is the most suitable place for this. The city wall resembles a turtle, and the city itself is a classic example of national architecture. The city is small, but its streets are always colorful and noisy. Here are still located syheyuan – classic rectangular manor facades inside. And there are about 4 thousand. Also here the first Chinese bank was created in the 19th century, which became the prototypes of modern banking institutions.
Chongqing – a place to cruise
It is the largest western – Chinese city. It is the starting point for a river cruise on the Yangtze River. The city is built on a mountain, so do not be surprised if, after rising into the building on the elevator, you find yourself at ground level.
The population of the city is comparable to the population of Spain (about 40 million people). And although the city is mainly modern buildings, on the streets of the metropolis you can find the temples of the XI century.