Remarkable historical wonders of China

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China, which ranges from mostly plateaus and mountains in the west to lower lands in the east, is larger than the United States. It is the most populous country in the world. Through successive dynasties before the nineteenth century, this country was one of the most advanced society and economy worldwide, being considered as the oldest civilizations. As a tourist spot, China offers a limitless variety of spectacular scenery and historical wonders. It has had such a long history, more than 5,000 years old. Today, Chinese cities are increasingly reconfiguring themselves. It link between history and tourism is recognized as commercial gold. Traveling to China, visitors can not miss historical wonders.

 


Tiger Leaping Gorge, a canyon on the Yangtze River, located 60 km north of Lijiang City, Yunnan in southwestern China, is a contender of the world’s deepest river canyon. The inhabitants there are primarily the indigenous Naxi people.

 


Tiger Leaping Gorge features one of the deepest canyons in the world with a good path high above the Yangtze Rive.

Tiger Leaping Gorge features one of the deepest canyons in the world with a good path high above the Yangtze Rive.

 


A close up view of the gorge

A close up view of the gorge

 


View of the gorge from the high path

View of the gorge from the high path

 


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

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

 


Fujian Tulou, the most extraordinary type of Chinese rural dwellings of the Hakka, was mostly built between the 12th and 20th centuries. The dwelling is a large, enclosed and fortified earth building. Smaller interior buildings are enclosed by these huge peripheral walls.

Fujian Tulou, the most extraordinary type of Chinese rural dwellings of the Hakka, was mostly built between the 12th and 20th centuries. The dwelling is a large, enclosed and fortified earth building. Smaller interior buildings are enclosed by these huge peripheral walls.

 


Mirror Lake in Jiuzhaigou Valley

Mirror Lake in Jiuzhaigou Valley

 


Juihaigou National Park or “Valley of Nine Villages” is known for its many multi-level waterfalls and colorful lakes.

Juihaigou National Park or “Valley of Nine Villages” is known for its many multi-level waterfalls and colorful lakes.

 


The Yihe Yuan or Summer Palace, which covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, has a variety of palaces, gardens, and other classical-style architectural structures.

The Yihe Yuan or Summer Palace, which covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, has a variety of palaces, gardens, and other classical-style architectural structures.

 


Honcun, a village in Yixian country, was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Since the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was shot here, there have been an increasing number of tourists.

Honcun, a village in Yixian country, was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Since the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was shot here, there have been an increasing number of tourists.

 


Mogao Caves or Caves of the Thousand Buddhas and Dunhuang Caves, contain some of the finest examples of Buddhist art. They are the best known of the Chinese Buddhist grottoes and one of the three famous ancient sculptural sites of China.

Mogao Caves or Caves of the Thousand Buddhas and Dunhuang Caves, contain some of the finest examples of Buddhist art. They are the best known of the Chinese Buddhist grottoes and one of the three famous ancient sculptural sites of China.

 


The travel of Zhang Qian to the West, Mogao caves

The travel of Zhang Qian to the West, Mogao caves

 


Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor, is situated in the eastern suburbs of Lintong County. The construction of his tomb began when he ascended the throne at the age of 13.

Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor, is situated in the eastern suburbs of Lintong County. The construction of his tomb began when he ascended the throne at the age of 13.

 


Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing dynasties is the designation in the list of World Heritage Sites.

Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing dynasties is the designation in the list of World Heritage Sites.

 


Pingyao, a county in central Shanxi province, was a financial center of China during the Qing Dynasty. It is now renowned for its well-preserved ancient city wall which was constructed in the 3rd year of the Hongwu Emperor (1370).

Pingyao, a county in central Shanxi province, was a financial center of China during the Qing Dynasty. It is now renowned for its well-preserved ancient city wall which was constructed in the 3rd year of the Hongwu Emperor (1370).

 


The Forbidden City, one of the most dazzling architectural masterpieces worldwide, displays a harmonious balance between open space and building. It conveys images of power and wealth.

The Forbidden City, one of the most dazzling architectural masterpieces worldwide, displays a harmonious balance between open space and building. It conveys images of power and wealth.

 


The place complex, which was built from 1406 to 1420, consists of 980 buildings with 8,707 bays of rooms.

The place complex, which was built from 1406 to 1420, consists of 980 buildings with 8,707 bays of rooms.

 


The Great Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west. This is made up of 6,259.6 km (3,889.5 mi) of sections of actual wall and 2,232.5 km (1,387.2 mi) of natural defensive barriers.

The Great Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west. This is made up of 6,259.6 km (3,889.5 mi) of sections of actual wall and 2,232.5 km (1,387.2 mi) of natural defensive barriers.

 

 

Related links:

Travel in China

What to See in China

China Tours - the 10 Must Sees of China

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This article was published on 2010/07/30