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Top 10 reasons why to visit China

Why you should visit China

The Great Wall of China

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One of the first things that come to mind when people speak about china is: The Great Wall of China. The man-made building is not only famous to the world, but also very symbolic to the Chinese nation.

The wall lengths 5000km from the East Coast to the West. However, time has taken its toll on various parts of the wall, therefore it is often advised to best visit the wall section in Beijing.

Beijing and The Forbidden City

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In present day, visitors are able to take a look inside the Imperial Palace, walk through 8000 rooms, and take inspiration from this ancient yet extravagant piece of Chinese architecture. A little bit more than a century, no one was among the general public was allowed entry into the ‘Forbidden City’; once the home of 24 emperors, the palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties, 560 years ago.

The palace is a historical wonder of the world, detailed with ancient and centennial relics, and one of five most significant constructions in the world.

Watery Wonder in Guilin: famous Li River

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Guilin is located in the south of china, with the famous River Li, portraying a real dream-like landscape to the viewer’s eye.

The River Li connects Yangshuo to Guilin along an 83km breath-taking scenic tour. The River Li is so renowned for its beauty and nature, it has been deemed one the “World’s Top Ten Watery Wonders” on the National Geographic list.

 A 2000-year-old Terracotta Chinese army: Welcome to Xi’an

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The Terracotta Army has been positioned underground for more than 2 thousand years, being discovered in 1974 and becoming a part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1987.

What is amazing about this historical treasure is that each Terracotta soldier is different from one another, with very detailed facial features. According to experts, this army represents the soldiers who fought and won in the Warring State Period which took place in 475-221 BC.

The Yellow Mountains from China’s National Park

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The Yellow Mountains located near Shanghai, has been renowned for its impeccable landscape. The beauty of the mountains, combined with the natural hot springs, seas of clouds has produced a scene so picture-perfect, there is none other alike.

The proximity of the location being so close to Shanghai and Hangzhou, has seen crowded numbers of local tourists each national holiday. It is best to check the dates before planning a visit!

Kung Fu Panda is from Chengdu

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What is cute, black and white coloured, and loves eating bamboo? The Panda of course! China has protected their Panda species for decades and are open to viewing at Chinese zoos especially in Chengdu, as it has been considered their hometown.

Lhasa and The Potala Palace, Tibetan symbol

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Lhasa is located in the West of China, and has been a part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites since 1994. More than just a Tibetan symbol, it is a known for its Tibetan historical contents. The palace is famous for its relics, Buddhist statues, religious artifacts, and artistic sculptures and scriptures.

Hangzhou and its West Lake

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Hangzhou is a peaceful city. The scenery among the Western Lake changes according to seasons, allowing you to experience a new and beautiful landscape every quarterly.

The West Lake sits like a peaceful oasis with the urbanity of the skyline. Take a stroll there, or even better enjoy yourself on a little cruise on the tranquil lake.

In Chinese language, Hangzhou literally means “Paradise on Earth”.

Shanghai and The Bund

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The Bund has been a long-pleasing attraction in Shanghai. The Bund encompasses the Western culture and the astounding architecture built during the colonial centuries. A Western fascination located in the center of Orientalism.

Close To Shanghai : Zhujiajiao Ancient

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Zhujiajiao Ancient Town  is a little Chinese Venice, charming destination for lovers, friends or even alone! There, you can take a boat on the lake, passing under ancient bridges, seeing traditional Chinese houses, and admiring all ancient Chinese style. A quiet and peaceful moment where you can take a coffee or Jasmin tea and tasting traditional Chinese !

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5 things to know before visiting Beijing

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    5 things to know before visiting Beijing!

    What you need to know before visiting Beijing

    Let’s take a walk around Beijing, the city of culture and history.

    1. The merging of Ancient and Modern

    Beijing has a history of 3000 years old, and has been deemed the only worthy capital city since 800 years ago. The city is occupied with historical architecture such as Summer Palace, Heaven Kingdom, and the Ming Tomb. Besides these, many modern buildings have been constructed, with the Beijing National Stadium (also known as the Bird’s Nest) which was constructed for the 2008 Olympic Games.

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    1. The digital dynamism of Beijing

    Zhonguancun is known as the ‘Silicon Valley’, where Beijing’s high-tech corporations and enterprises are located, and many universities specialising in IT, as well as various commercial centres retailing electronic and digital products.

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    1. History and Culture in Beijing

    Beijing is full of historical architecture, districts, and neighbourhoods; from the Great Wall of China, to Tiananmen Square, to the Forbidden City. The streets of Beijing offer a wide variety of activities for you to enjoy; from enjoying a nice cup of Chinese tea at a tea ceremonial, to visiting the National Art Museum, or even going to see famous Chinese acrobatics and theatre. Here an interesting article, you can click here.

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    1. Enjoy Beijing’s Roast Duck, then go out and party!

    As China’s capital, Beijing attracts a lot of foreigners. The vitality of this city is brought to Beijing’s colourful nightlife, with many people hanging out in pubs and clubs. There is also the alternative, with people attending shows or exhibitions, such as The Peking Opera, or Kung Fu events.

    But before all this, take a walk to Jiumen Xiaochi (九门小吃) where the taste of Beijing is diverse along the street, highlighting the manifolds of food specialties such as Roast Duck, Jing Jiang Rou Si (shredded pork in Beijing sauce), or Tuckahoe Pie!

    1. Practice your Chinese every day!

    The best way to learn a language is to speak and use it every day! Beijing is also known for the city of establishing the Chinese language “Pu Tong Hua”. Start with some common and easier phrases, such as ordering food at a restaurant, or asking how much an item is. Even in the capital, there are still many people whom cannot speak English, therefore a few Chinese lessons would do you good and make things heaps easier!

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