The 7 Magical Places in China
China, formally referred to as the People’s Republic of China, is located in eastern Asia. It is the most populous country in the world, with a total population of 1.35 billion people. In China, there is a lot to see and explore. The country has a vast territory and a long history. It is one of the few countries that play a critical role in shaping the cultural, political, and economic aspects of the world. Its cultures are largely shaped by Confucianism and conservative philosophies.
China offers some of the most magnificent tourist attraction packages in the world. Some of these include manmade architectural masterpieces and spectacular gifts of nature. Seven of these are discussed here.
This is one of the most popular and populous cities in the world. It is the capital of the People’s Republic of China, and the heart of Chinese politics, culture, and economy. It is also one of the most significant ancient cities in the country. Top attractions in Beijing include the Great Wall of China, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, and Beijing Capital Museum among many others.
2. Huangguoshu Waterfall
This is a spectacular natural feature located in Guizhou province. A number of factors make it worth seeing. Most important of all, it is the largest waterfall in Asia. Equally important, the waterfall plunges a whopping 77.8 meters in a 101 meters wide-span. Unlike other exceptional waterfalls in the world, Huangguoshu Waterfall can be viewed from any angle (Image by ilya).
3. The Yangtze River
This outstanding attraction is located in the southern parts of China. The attraction makes it to the list of the 7 Magical Places in China because of several factors. Most importantly, it is the third longest river in the world, measuring 3917 miles only a few miles more than the United States Mississippi-Missouri which is 3902 miles long. Unlike other leading rivers, including the Nile and the Amazon, the Yangtze River is contained in just one country. The river has exciting tourist attractions, sceneries and culture all of which are contained within China.
This major Chinese city has great historical significance. It is one of the China’s six ancient cities, and has served as the country’s capital for several dynasties. Top attractions within the city include Terra-Cota army, Xian Great Mosque, City Wall, and Forest of Stone Steles Museum (Image by Yen Chung).
This is a modern city and covers the largest surface area in China. The city has a domestic and an international airport, both designed to facilitate first-rate transport services within the city. Exceptional attractions within the city include Jade Buddha temple, Shanghai Museum, and Shanghai Huangpu River among others.
6. Lhasa Tibet
Unlike other attractions, Lhasa Tibet is a lonely and isolated place from the rest of the world. From the site, visitors are treated to scenes of winding hills and the famous Himalayas. Lhasa, which means the “land of the gods”, is the cultural and political capital of Tibet (Image by runner PL).
7. Silk Road in China
This top attraction has a long history of more than 2000 years. The ancient Silk Road covered 2,485 miles, half of which are in China. Along the road, there are exceptionally beautiful sceneries and ancient cultures that are still being practiced by the people who live along the road.
The list of magical places in China can run on and on. This is one country that has a vast territory. Within its borders, there are magnificent cities, spectacular natural sceneries, and ancient architectural masterpieces.
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