China Major Tourist Attractions
Numerous historic relics from China's long history have been preserved. Among them, the Great Wall of China is the icon of the Chinese nation and the most popular attraction. The excavation of Yin Xu (Yin Ruins) in Anyang City of Henan let the world know Oracles which have been proved to be the earliest written character of human beings. Potala Palace in holy Lhasa is a splendid and complicated building complex on the Red Hill, being the political center of Tibet.
Another place gathering multitudes of historical and culture relics should be the Silk Road, a vital trading route that traversed Asia and Europe. The prosperity of the past has gone. But communications in commodity, religion and ideology between the west and the east have been vividly engraved in places along the road and continue to inspire vigor in new era.
The boundless expanse of the Chinese territory is dotted with innumerable sights and varied natural scenery. Five thousand years of splendid Chinese civilization contributed to the extraordinary enchanting beauty of this poetic and picturesque land. It welcomes visitors from all over the world.
Religious buildings, scattered all over the city and its outskirts, are well known for their long history, immense scale, various styles, and architectural beauty.
The history of gardens in China extends for over 3,000 years. Those in northern China are mainly imperial gardens such as Summer Palace and Mountain Resort of Chengde; while those in southern China are mainly private ones such as the classical gardens of Suzhou.
Mausoleums and Tombs
Emperors throughout Chinese history reveled in the building of mausoleums. Mausoleum of Qinshihuang with Qin Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses in Lintong of Xian should be the most famous one. Those built during the Tang (Qian Mausoleum), Ming (Ming Tombs) and Qing (Fuling Tomb and Eastern Qing Tombs) Dynasties are the most impressive.
Culture, The Arts, Sports and Entertainment
Life in China Today
China World Cultural & Natural Heritage List
| China participated into this international organization in 1985. In 1999, China became the member of World Heritage Committee. China began to apply for items of world heritage in 1986. From 1987 to 2009, there were 38 sites wirtten into the List of World Heritage in China. 27 are cultural heritage sites, 7 are natural sites and 4 cultural and natural sites. Besides, there are also four intangible cultural heritages in the world. China is ranked to be the third place in world-heritage-site possession. The sites listed into the List of World Heritage will be the international places of interest, and they also will be assisted by the World Heritage Fund. It also could be the tourism destination for world tour.|
China Major CitiesAttractions
| China is incredible in many ways. The list of sights and things to do here is endless, not to mention the rich culture and wonders of this country. A few notable must-sees include the barren highlands of Tibet via the Silk Road to the bewildering Forbidden City at Beijing, the magnificent Great Wall of China. There are also the amazing thousands of Terracotta Warriors and Horses at the tomb of Qin Shi'huang in Xi'an, the intriguing citylife of (Shanghai), the breath-taking scenic beauty of Yunnan and the original Asia's world city - Hong Kong. Guilin and Yangshuo have the reputation of having the most beautiful landscape under heaven, with green hills, clear waters, pretty rocks and fantastic caves. China - experience this truly spectacular place!|
China Tour Overview
| As the third largest country China satisfies nearly all need of a tourist: a modern metropolis with pioneering fashion, an ancient town with historic relics, a ski resort, a sunshine beach, a river cruise, an alpine trekking and so on. From the summit of a high peak like Mt Everest to an isle in South China Sea, from Great Namjaqbarva Canyon to lush Mongolian Pasture, from Taklmakan Desert to Huabei Plain, travelers with Dreams Travel have left, are leaving and will leave their footprints everywhere in China, or Zhongguo called in Chinese, which means Central Country, covering an area of 9,600,000 square kilometers. |