China: the land of mystical and ancient traditions, as well as being a political point of interest. So many tourists flock to China in droves in an attempt to learn more about this captivating, yet mysterious, country. China is home to some of the world’s most ancient traditions and cultures, yet is surprisingly modern in its outlook on its outlook towards business and free market trade. A glorious mix of modernity and the traditional, it is easy to see why so many people visit China year upon year.
China is, as you well know, so utterly vast and populous, that it would be impossible to see all of what the country has to offer in a short vacation. Here are some of the highlights of China, as a starter:
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is one of those ‘bucket list’ tourist destinations. So immense in its size, and so majestic that many literally cannot wait to see it. The wall has served many purposes during its long lifespan, but now serves only as a monument to fortification as well as being a tourist attraction. The Great Wall is there in all its splendour and should be admired and revered by all of those that visit it. The Wall in tourist areas tends to be well preserved and in a good state of repair. However, in the more rural areas away from the well beaten tourist path, the Wall is in disrepair. So, if you want to see the wall in a good condition, stick to the tourist paths of Beijing. Check out China tours for inspiration on flights and accommodation to this fantastic part of the world.
The Terracotta Army is an absolute must for history buffs everywhere. Many have heralded the site as one of the most significant archaeological finds of the 20th century; such is its importance to military history, and Chinese history alike. The Terracotta Army is simply stunning in its formation. Be prepared to be in awe of these sculptures, which have stood the test of time. The artefacts are associated with the Qin Dynasty that ruled 211-206 BC
If you want to be amazed at stunning, picturesque scenery unlike anything you have ever experienced before, then a trip on the Li River is the perfect holiday excursion for you. in short, the Li River is simply magical and breathtaking. If you do not believe me, see it for yourself. Teeming with pagodas, water buffalo and a whole host of wildlife and visual treats, this feast for the eyes proves why it is China’s number one tourist attraction. It is the perfect anecdote to escaping the hustle and bustle of Chinese city life.
Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park is unlike anything you will have ever experienced before. Turquoise, practically metallic in their appearance, waters coupled with lush vegetation and a plethora of beautiful wildlife are home in this stunning part of China. Of course, due its location within the Min Mountains, it can be difficult to access. For those willing to hike, they will be able to experience the splendour and magnificence of this beautiful part of the world.