China is considered to be the oldest civilization with some historians marking 6000 BC as the beginning of the Chinese civilization.
It is a populous nation in East Asia whose vast landscape encompasses grassland, desert, mountains, lakes, rivers, and more than 14,000 km of coastline.
And that makes China one of the top tourist attractions for travelers from all around the world.
So below is the list of my favorite places to visit in China.
Here are the Top 6 Incredibly Best Places To Visit In China.
1. The Great Wall of China
Took millennia to build but today the Great Wall of China stands out as one of the world’s most famous landmarks and top tourist attractions in the world which is one of the top 7 wonders of the world.
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe with an eye to expansion.
At over 21,000km in length, the Wall is a trip in and of itself which makes it a must-see place for travelers from all around the world who are planning a trip to China.
2. Jiu Zhai Gou
Located in the north of Sichuan Province in the southwestern region of China, Jiu Zhai Gou is a national park full of waterfalls.
Or you can say that it’s a network of valleys which is a is a great masterpiece of nature having dreamlike scenery by combining blue lakes, waterfalls, verdant forests, snow-covered mountains and the folk customs of the Tibetan, and Qiang peoples,
So don’t miss to visit Jiu Zhai Gou when you are in China.
Known as the “Venice of the East” and famous for its canals, bridges, and classical gardens, Suzhou is a city west of Shanghai where Suzhou gardens are the main attraction for travelers which are a symphonic combination of rocks, water, trees and pavilions that reflects the Chinese appreciation of balance and harmony.
So what’s on your mind? Suzhou is stunning right?
So, don’t miss experiencing “Venice of the East” on your trip to China because it will definitely gonna steal your heart.
4. Le Shan Buddha
Popularly known as “Dafo”, Le Shan Buddha is the biggest Buddha Statue in the world located to the east of Leshan City that sits at the junction of three rivers – the Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River which faces the sacred Mount Emei with the rivers flowing below its feet and depicts as a very stout monk with a broad smile on his face and with his naked breast and paunch exposed to view in a sitting posture.
Le Shan statue is considered the most inspiring one which believed to be Maitreya – a Buddha and disciple of Sakyamuni who is thought to have been the founder of Buddhism, symbolizing brightness and happiness.
Don’t miss to see the world’s tallest Buddha Statue when you are in China.
5. Hua Shan
Hua Shan is a sacred mountain which is located near the city of Huayin in Shaanxi province of China.
It is the western mountain of the Five Great Mountains of China and has a long history of religious significance.
It is known for its natural vista of steep, narrow paths, precipitous crags, and a high mountain range which is home to several influential Taoist temples, where many emperors of past dynasties took part in Taoist activities and sacrificed to the god of the mountain making it a holy land of Taoism.
Hua Shan five peaks are the representative attractions where each has its distinctive charms like East Peak is the best place to enjoy the sunrise, South Peak has the highest altitude, West Peak is the most elegant, North Peak is famous as the Cloud Terrace Peak and Middle Peak is also called Jade Lady Peak.
If you love hiking and climbing then do not forget to add Hua Shan to your China trip bucket list.
6. The Forbidden City
Known as the “Palatial heart of China”, The Forbidden City is a large precinct of red walls and yellow glazed roof tiles located in the heart of China’s capital, Beijing which was constructed in 1420 during the early Ming Dynasty.
The Forbidden City China’s best-preserved imperial palace and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world which was the home of 24 emperors – 14 of the Ming dynasty and 10 of the Qing dynasty.
It is a modern day tourist magnet for travelers from all around the world. The Forbidden City is worth visiting if you want to feel and experience the rich history of China.