When you travel to China, some of the first things on your list are probably the different places that you want to see. Visiting popular attractions in China is a great way to spend your time in the country and immersing yourself in the culture.
The first place on your list should be the Great Wall. Literally one of the largest icons in China, the Great Wall not only spans an area of 4,000 miles, but it also offers a history over 2,000 years old. Throughout the Great Wall, there are different parts of the wall that were created by various warlords and dynasties in China.
Another area which should be visited is the Forbidden City. Also known as the Palace Museum, if offers art, history, and culture. This is one of the few attractions in China which is noted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While there, you can also head to nearby Tiananmen Square for another historical and educational attraction.
For a change from the other attractions in China, you can visit the Three Gorges Dam and the Yangtze River. Although there are other ways to view the world’s largest dam, which also serves as the world’s largest hydroelectric power station, the best way to view this attraction is via a cruise on a tour boat.
Nature and animal lovers will appreciate attractions around China like the Jiuzhaigou Valley and the Wolong Nature Preserve. Jiuzhaigou Valley offers visitors crystal blue lakes and waterfalls on multiple levels. This valley is also immersed in Tibetan local culture. Animal lovers, however, are more likely to enjoy the Wolong Nature Preserve, which is the largest panda reserve in China. Not only can you watch the pandas eat and play in their natural environment, but you may also be able to assist local researchers will feeding the pandas. You may even get to play with them as well.
If you want to see several of the popular attractions in China, it may be hard to limit your trip to one area. However, by researching and determining which attractions you definitely want to see, you will be better equipped to plan your itinerary for each day so that you see everything that you want. Additionally, the research will provide you with some background information about each attraction and what it means to China, which will greatly influence the way you look at it when you see it in person.