List of Famous Tourist Attraction in China

Most of the travelers who traveled to China, they only saw the Great Wall and also the Forbidden City in Beijing. Even though there are lots of other interesting destinations there.

For example, a trip to Guangzhou and the Yangtze River Cruise. If you already know the names of these places, it will make you confused about which place to go.

You don’t need to be confused, because all these interesting places will be discussed here. There are many interesting tourist attractions in China, from old cities to forests. 

Travelers can also go to the Sacred mountains or enjoy the view of the Li River. You are curious about some of these interesting tourist spots, so you can see the following explanation.

1. Great Wall of China

The most famous places in China is the Great Wall of China, because the stretch of this fort is so long. This is in accordance with the adage that exists in China that a person will not truly become a hero if he has never been on the Great Wall.

The fort has a stretch of 6000 km from Shanhaiguan to Jiayuguan. The fort has an average height of about 8 meters and there are several places that rise up to 16 meters.

Each fort has a width that is large enough because it can accommodate about 10 adults. The part of the fort that many tourists visit is located near Badaling Pass in the northwest of Beijing. All tourists who want to go there will be able to easily reach the place by using public transport.

The historical building began to be built and rebuilt between 5th BC and the 16th. The construction of the fort was to protect the Chinese border area from the attacks of the nomadic tribes at that time.

2. Forbidden City in Beijing

One of the historical old cities in China is the Forbidden City in Beijing. The building was built in the 5th century and was used as the home of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

The imperial period in China continued until 1912. According to ancient literature, the place has a number of rooms up to 9999 rooms. This tourist spot is never quiet in China.

The building area is about 720,000 square meters and is protected by a 10-meter high wall. Tourists who come to the Forbidden City take several hours to get around this whole place. 

Some of the best spots in it are the five white marble Golden river Bridge, the banquet hall of the emperor, the Hall of Supreme Harmony, and others.There are many collections of art and artifacts stored in the palace. Most of these art objects are relics from the Ming and Qing dynasties.

3. The Terracotta Army in Xi'an

The Terracotta Army has been in Xi’an for 2000 years. The discovery of these relics was made by farmers in 1974. Finally, these remains became the major discoveries of archaeologists in 1987. 

The statues each have different details and the statue is thought to have been made in 475 – 221 BC. All of these statues were made to protect the king’s tomb.

Some of the activities that tourists can do in Xi’an are visiting tourist attractions where the Terracotta troop statue is located. Cycling the Ancient City Wall, as well as a food tour on Muslim Streets.

Even the statues that tourists can see there are not only human but also horse statues. The statue is faded in color, but it’s still worthy of grabbing the attention of tourists.

4. Pudong Skyline

Tourists who have an agenda to come to old cities in China need to make an agenda to come to Pudong Skyline Tower. The district is proof that China has a high civilization because there are already many skyscrapers.

The modern city is located in Shanghai on the eastern side of the Huangpu River. At night, the city building emits a beautiful and colorful light.

Some of the famous skyscrapers in Pudong are Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Tower, and Jin Mao Building.

If you come to that city, it would be nice to try to take pictures from the closest water area. You will find that most of these buildings have a unique

5. Yangtze River

The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and is ranked as the third-longest river in the world. The river starts from the Tanggula Mountains in Tibet and flows for 6,300 km to the East China Sea which is near the city of Shanghai.

In the Yangtze River basin, you will find a wide variety of wildlife. There are at least 280 species of mammals, 145 amphibians, 166 reptiles, and 378 types of fish.

Uniquely, the river is also the habitat of Chinese pufferfish, eel, Chinese shad, yellow head catfish, copper fish, and others. Unfortunately, most of the species in the Yangtze River are now on the endangered species list. The river has also become one of the tourist attractions that attract the attention of tourists.

6. Chengdu Research Base of Panda

You must have known that pandas live in China. This cute animal can be seen by tourists in its natural habitat in Chengdu. The location is in Sichuan province and there are at least 80 pandas there.

There are play facilities there for the pandas too. If possible, tourists can try to come in the morning where the panda handler is feeding the pandas. During the feeding session in the morning, the pandas became more active than usual.

The experience of interacting closely with pandas can be an unforgettable experience. Tourists can feel a unique sensation when interacting directly and it is definitely different from the sensation of just looking through the bars.

Visitors can join the volunteer program to be directly involved in feeding and caring for baby pandas. Even visitors can also carry a baby panda. You definitely can’t get this program when you see pandas in zoos.

7. The Potala Palace in Tibet

Tibet has long been known as a country with its distinctive building shapes and colors. one of the symbols of the country is the Potala Palace. The place has received a declaration from UNESCO as a cultural heritage site. The building has unique carvings and murals.

Visitors can see an antique and large Buddha statue there. The palace was used as the residence of the Dalai Lama for centuries. The palace, called the Red Palace, was first built in the 17th century.

It is a temple where every mural on the wall depicts a story about Dalai Lamas and the kings of Tibet. Then the White Palace was built as a place for studying, sleeping, receptions, and so on.The construction of the White Palace was completed in 1648.

While in Lhasa, tourists should visit Jewel Gardens. The place is part of the Dalai Lama’s residence in summer. The park has an area of about 90-acre gardens and is a place that can cool the minds of those who visit.

8. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

If you want to see a forest that is different from most forests in the world, then you need to come to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan Province. The place is very similar to the one James Cameron made for the film Avatar.

There are many pillar-like rock and trees are growing at the top of those rocks. The scenery gives the impression as if you are on an alien planet. The average pillar-like rock soars up to 1080 meters.

To be able to enjoy the beauty of this place, there is a Hundred Dragons Sky Lift which can go up as high as 326 meters in two minutes. The elevator can accommodate up to 50 people and it’s certain that people who ride it can see the amazing surrounding scenery.

This natural place is highly recommended for people who rarely go to China later. Its natural beauty can make the mind feel fresh again.

9. The Bund Colonial Skyline in Shanghai

The bund is one of the icons of a row of buildings in Shanghai. The city boasts European buildings and skyscrapers. As a city that is a business district, Shanghai does look very prosperous.

The European touch on the architecture of the buildings there was indeed caused by the arrival of the British company to the Bund in 1846.

10.Hanging Monastery

The buildings at Hanging Monastery are attached to a cliff with an average height of 75 meters. The attached building is the result of inlay and has 40 rooms that are connected to one another. The original monastery was first built in the 5th century and was repaired and expanded several times in China’s history.

The place is a temple of three religions at once, namely Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Visitors will be able to see three statues there, such as Sakyamuni, Lao-Tze, and Confucius.

If you rarely go to China, then this place is also one of the recommended places. This place is included in the category of the most famous places in China. The site is located in a small canyon basin and its attached position helps it to avoid erosion from rain and sun damage.

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