China’s Most Beautiful Historical Sites

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In the past, China was little known to the western world. However, after a period of rapid development and modernization, this ancient and mysterious land has been opening its arms widely to the world outside. China’s cities are increasingly reconfiguring themselves. With a long history of more than 5,000 years old, China is now one of the world’s top destinations for its historical wonders. Besides Great Wall and Yangtze River's Three Gorges, China has so much to see and experience culture and history which will leave an impression on you for a lifetime.

 

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The temple of Putuo Zongchen rises amid scattered clouds.

 

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At 233 feet high, the Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan is one of the world’s largest images of the Buddha.

 

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The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, which is the place where emperors came to pray for good harvest, is a circular wooden structure in a unique architectural style.

 

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Fujian Tulou is the most extraordinary type of Chinese rural dwellings of the Hakka.

 

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The Forbidden City is one of the most dazzling architectural masterpieces in the world.

 

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Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang

 

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The Summer Palace was declared as “as masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design”.

 

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Tomb of Qin Shi Huang

 

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Mogao Caves or Caves of the Thousand Buddhas and Dunhuang Caves, are one of the three famous ancient sculptural sites of China.

 

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The Great Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west.

 

 

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This article was published on 2011/04/26