Any traveler armed with a good phrase book, a pot of patience and a marvelous sense of humor should do just fine. Xi'an City Walls Where to Stay Hundreds of years ago, the Chinese built massive stone walls around their cities to defend them from invaders.
Hainan[ edit ] Hainan Islandsometimes referred to as " Hawaii of the Orient" is located off the south coast of mainland China.
It hosts most of China's tropical resorts, and because of this, is extremely popular with mainland Chinese, as well as those from Hong Kong and nearby Asian countries. During the past few years, the Chinese government has heavily promoted Hainan Island as a world class resort with beaches and golf courses which are plentiful on Hainan Island.
In addition, the ability to visit traditional Li and Miao cultural villages, hike among lush tropical rain forests Chinese tourist attractions mountainsides, and visit Chinese tourist attractions cultural artifacts from long ago dynasties, has had a significant effect on tourism on the island.
The Chinese and Hainan governments intend to continue to spend a great deal of money on infrastructure December completion of Hainan to mainland China train; and, around the island expressways for cars and buses and promotion of Hainan Island.
Tourist resources[ edit ] Tourist resources in China can be divided into three main groups: The terraced rice paddies of Yuanyang County, Yunnan China's mountains, lakes, valleys, caves and waterfalls: The Taishan massif, which snakes through central Shandongis admired by Chinese as paramount among them.
Another mountain celebrated for its beauty is Huangshan in southern Anhuiknown for its graceful pines, unusual rocks, cloud seas and hot springs. JiuzhaigouHuangguoshu Waterfalland Guilin are all located in southwestern China.
The Huangguoshu Waterfalls in Guizhou are a group of waterfalls, 18 above-ground and four below, which can be heard from five km away. On the plateau in northern China are many spectacular lakes. This m-deep lake is crystal clear, the high mountains surrounding it carpeted with green grass and colorful flowers.
Along the renowned Three Gorges of the Yangtze River are many scenic spots and historical sites; the Qutang Gorge is rugged and majestic, the Wu Gorge elegant, deep and secluded, the Xiling Gorge full of shoals and reefs and rolling water. The Lesser Three Gorges are lush with greenery, flanking water so clear you can see to the bottom.
The Three Gorges Dam built here is China's biggest key hydro-power project. Historical and cultural sites[ edit ] Beauties Wearing Flowers, by Zhou Fang8th century China's long history has left many cultural relics and the title of "China Top Tourist City" has gone to the first group of 54 cities.
The Great Walla symbol of the Chinese nation, is also a prime example of historical sites that have become major tourist attractions. As the greatest defense-structure project in the history of human civilization, it dates back more than 2, years ago to the Spring and Autumn and the Warring States periods - huge in its scale and grandeur.
There are more than ten sections of the Great Wall open to tourists, including the passes, blockhouses and beacon towers at Badaling in BeijingLaolongtou in Hebei and Jiayuguan Pass in Gansu.
Grottoes filled with precious murals and sculptures are concentrated along the ancient Silk Road in Gansu. The best known are the Mogao Cavesa "treasure house of oriental art", with caves with murals and statues on the cliff faces.
There are 45, sq m of murals and over 2, colorful statues, all of high artistry. In the south, grotto art is represented in Sichuan by the Leshan Giant Buddhacarved into a cliff face.
Seventy-one meters high and 28 meters wide, it is the largest sitting Buddha in stone, showing the carving skill of ancient craftsmen.
South of the Yangtze RiverSuzhou and Hangzhoulong known as "paradise on earth", are crisscrossed with rivers, lakes, bridges, fields and villages, as beautiful as paintings.
Today's well-preserved ancient cities includes that of Pingyao in central Shanxibut was also the site of the Neolithic era Yangshao and Longshan cultures5, to 6, years ago.
Ancient Lijiang in Yunnan is not only the center of Dongba culture of the Nakhi ethnic group but also a meeting place for the cultures of Han, Tibetan and Bai ethnicities. Built in the Song Dynastythis city has many stone bridges, stone memorial arches and dwelling houses, which provide precious materials for architectural history and can be called a "living museum of ancient dwelling houses.
It became traditional to burn incense and offer sacrifices to commemorate her virtues every year and the festival has become a major annual gathering for Bai commercial, cultural and sports activities.
The Water-Sprinkling Festival of the Dai ethnic group in XishuangbannaYunnan, is a lively occasion taking place in the spring. People chase and pour water a symbol of good luck and happiness over each other, among other activities such as dragon boat racing and peacock dance.
Lugu Lake between Sichuan and Yunnan has become a tourist destination following the building of a new highway giving access to this area. The matriarchal society of the 30, local Mosuo people is noted for its "no marriage" traditions and is called the last women's kingdom on the earth.
Mosuo women, local dugout canoes and undulating singing style are considered unique to Lugu Lake. Tourist services[ edit ] A guide leads a group of Norwegian tourists to the Temple of Heaven in Beijing The fast development of China's transportation infrastructure provides wide-ranging travel for domestic and overseas tourists.
Throughout China a great many hotels and restaurants have been constructed, renovated or expanded to satisfy all levels of requirement, including many with five or six star ratings. All large or medium-sized cities and scenic spots have hotels with complete facilities and services for both domestic and international visitors.The attractions of shopping and gambling are strong draws, particularly since the Chinese yuan has appreciated over the past few years.
South Korea also benefits from its proximity to China, with. Nov 03, · Pudong Skyline Pudong is a district in Shanghai on the eastern side of the Huangpu River that has emerged as China’s financial and commercial hub.
There are plenty of amazing tourist attractions in China, from ancient cities to forests to temples to rice fields that look like they’ve been designed by artists to sacred mountains and stunning waterfalls.
This desire to explore off the beaten path where Chinese tourists outnumber foreign tourists isn’t just confined to something.
What tourist attractions look like with million Chinese on the move By Echo Huang October 4, It’s Golden Week in China—which means hundreds of millions of Chinese are on the move.
AAAAA Tourist Attractions of China Jump to navigation Jump to search Complete list of AAAA tourist attractions (Chinese) at the website of the central government of the People's Republic of China. Top Tourist Attractions In Beijing Beijing’s culture is a unique collection of architecture, cuisine, arts, and other cultural facets.
The Beijing tour is incomplete without imperial architecture, the narrow hutong lanes and the Forbidden City.