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5 Top Tourist Attractions in China

As you surely know, China is the third largest country in the world, after Canada and Russia. It is situated in the eastern part of Asia, near the Pacific Ocean, and has one of the most important capitals in the world. Its endless territories are home to one of the oldest cultures in the history of mankind, which together with Mesopotamia and Egypt have managed to shape the history of the world as we know it. Although it is a country rich in historical heritage, it is also a place where sky scrapers watch over busy economical centers and traditional buildings.

The greatest symbol of China is the Great Wall, an architectural masterpiece which can be seen from outer space. It needs no introduction, because it is already considered one of the ten wonders of the modern world. It stretches on 6700 kilometers of wilderness, and in the past it used to protect the people from invasions. There are many things to say about this country, but in this article we will be talking about the best attractions in China.

5: Great Buddha in Leshan

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Great Buddha in Leshan

Great Buddha in Leshan is the largest statue of Buddha in the world. The construction of this stone monster latest for nearly a century. It is 71 meters total, and it is also very important for the Buddhist followers. Many have heard of Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan Buddhists. You might have also heard about the beautiful Potala Palace which is the home of Dalai Lama. The great things about this place are the white interiors and intricate design.

4: Huang Mountain

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Huang Mountain China

One of the most popular attractions in China is the Huang Mountain, situated in the East. The image of the surreal cliffs can be also seen in the movie “Avatar”. The Huang Mountainous Chain offers great panoramas of this splendid country, and some of the rocks seem taken out of a sci-fi movie. You should not miss it for the world!

3: Pudong

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Pudong

If your desire is to see something a bit more futuristic, then you should visit Pudong, which is a neighbourhood in Shanghai. You would be surprised to know that only two years ago, this territory was almost totally barren.

2: Army Museum in Shanxi

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Army Museum China

Discovered accidentally in 1974, by a citizen who was digging for a well, the terracotta army, buried in 210 AD, this historical attraction has rapidly become one of the top destinations of China. The interesting thing about it is that every soldier has his own particular features, and weapons. If you wish to see the army for yourself, you should visit the Army Museum in Shanxi, Xi’An.

1: Forbidden City

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The Forbidden City, situated in the heart of Beijing, near the Tiananmen Market was home to many ruling dynasties in the past. The former house of the Ming and Qing families has recently become part of the UNESCO Cultural Patrimony.

For those who love animals, a stop at one of the best tourist attractions in China is necessary! Nowhere in the world will you be able to see giant Koala bears. The Koala is, however, almost extinct, and the team of attendants is extremely careful with how they treat the animals living there. There you have it, some of the most interesting tourist attractions in China. But what makes this place more interesting is the perfect balance between culture, history, tradition and modernity.