Top 10 Tourist Spot in China
1. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Situated in the northwest of Hunan Province, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is the first national forest park in China. It was listed in World Natural Heritage in 1992 by UNESCO and world geopark in 2004.
With more than 3,000 immense quartzite sandstone pillars reaching to the clouds, abundant forest plants and wild animal resource, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is known as the “natural museum and natural botanical garden”, the forest coverage of which reaches 98%. Cameron, the Hollywood director took action of the movie Avatar in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
2. Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Situated in Jiuzhaigou County in the north of Sichuan province of central China, Jiuzhaigou is the first natural reserve to protect natural scenery in China. It is a 50 km -long valley, with more than 80% forest coverage. Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve mainly protects the living environment of rare animals like pandas and golden monkeys. There are also various paleontological fossil and fossil glacier landscape.
3. the Potala Palace
Located in Lhasa of Tibet China, the Potala Palace is the highest, largest and best preserved ancient palace in the world, with palaces, castles and temples. The main parts of Potala are the red palace and the white palace, Having a majestic exterior of 13 layers and interior of 9 layers in the total height of more than 200 meters. In front of the Polata palace, there is the Potala Palace Square, which is the highest square in the world.
The Potala Palace is regarded as the heaven of Buddhism. Millions of visitors come here every year. It was listed into the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1994.
4. Lijiang Old Town
The Old Town of Lijiang, a well-preserved old city of ethnic minorities with brilliant culture, is a central town of the Lijiang Autonomous County of the Naxi Ethnic Minority in Yunnan Province. The architectures of Lijiang old town integrate the essence of ethnics of Han, Bai, Yi and Zang. The Lijiang Old Town is the only old city built without a city wall and regular road network. The Lijiang Old Town is built along the lie of mountains and the flow of rivers, and its main water source subdivides into many streams which can reach every family and every street there.
There are various ethnic minority customs and entertainment activities such as Naxi ancient music, east Pakistan ceremony, divination culture, old town bar, torch festival and so on. The main scenic spots are Sifang Street, the Mu Family, Wufeng building, Lijiang water cart, Baisha residential cluster, Shuhe residential cluster and so on.
5. Mount Huangshan
Mount Huangshan is located in Huangshan, south of Anhui Province. It has 72 peaks, with its main peak 1864 meters’ height. There are four wonders and three waterfalls in Mount Huangshan. The four wonders are the Strange Pines, Absurd Stones, Sea of Clouds and Hot springs, and the three waterfalls are 人-shaped waterfall, thousand feet waterfall and nine dragon waterfall. The famous scenic spots are the guest greeting pine, lotus peak, bright summit peak, Tiandu Peak, flying stone, and west sea grand canyon.
The climate of Mount Huangshan is sub-tropical monsoon climate, with high mountains and deep valleys. The climate changes vertically, the air mass maintains I, bringing it a name of natural oxygen bar.
6. the Great Wall
The Great Wall was the military project built to ward off invasion of the north horde in ancient China. It continues about ten thousand meters from east to west hence the name Wanli Changcheng (literally Ten Thousand Leagues Long Fortification). The construction history of the Great Wall can be traced back to Western Zhou Dynasty. Mostly, the current relic of the Great Wall is the Ming Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty.
the Great Wall crosses 15 provinces and cities including Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Gansu,Heilongjia, Jilin, Shandong, Henan, Qinghai, Xinjiang and Liaoning. The most famous parts are Juyongguan Great Wall, Badaling Great wall and Mutianyu Great wall.
Guilin has abundant tourist resources, making it a representation of China natural scenery. The unique Karst landscape provides a special traveling experience for tourists. The tourist resources of Guilin refer to the mountains, rivers and lakes, Karst caves and stone caves. For thousands of years, it has been known as east or west, Guilin landscape is the best.
Situated in low latitude area, the climate here is sub-tropical humid monsoon climate with mild temperature and sufficient sunlight.
8. Hukou Waterfall
Hukou waterfall is the second largest waterfall in China and the largest yellow waterfall in the world. The mighty Yellow River flows through mountains and gorges to Hukou, bringing it the name of Hukou Waterfall. The width of the upstream is about 300 meters, and it is narrowed to 20-30 meters within a distance no longer than 500 meters. The water speed is about 1000m³/s . The riverbed here is like an enormous teapot absorbing all the rushing water, so the waterfall is named Hukou Waterfalls
9. Terracotta army
The Terracotta Army in Xi’an is also called Qin warriors. It is a super large collection of life-size terracotta sculptures in battle formations, reproducing the mega imperial guard troops of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of the first unified dynasty of Imperial China.
In 1987, the Terracotta Army was listed in the world culture heritage by UNESCO, and rewarded as the NO.8 world wonders. More than 200 leaders from home and abroad have visited here. The Terracotta Army gains its fame as one of the top ten precious ancient tombs in the world.
10. the Palace Museum
The Palace Museum, also called the Forbidden City, is the imperial palace during Ming and Qing Dynasty. Located on the central axis of Beijing, it is the essence of ancient palace construction in China. Also, the Palace Museum is regarded as one of the largest and best preserved wood-structural ancient constructions in the world.
The Palace Museum gains its reputation as NO.1 of the top five palaces in the world (the others are Versailles in France, Buckingham Palace in UK, White House in USA and Kremlin in Russia). It was listed into the World Culture Heritage in 1987.