Top 10 Sightseeing Sites (Tourist Attractions) in China

As we all know, China is a big country which is rich in all kinds of tourist resources. There are many world famous tourist attractions that you must visit if you are traveling to China for the first time. In order to help you find the best sightseeing sites, we have listed the following 10 best sites for you.

List of Top 10 China Tourist Sites

#1:Great Wall of China: With more than 2,000 kilometers Li long, Great Wall of China is famous all over the world. It is also the longest wall in the world. As the Great wall is seprated in different sections in different places of China, the best place to visit it is in Beijing. The best time to visit Great Wall is Autumn (September to November) when you can see the beautiful yellow leaves along both side of Great Wall. The best sections for visitors from abroad are Mutianyu Great Wall, Badaling Great Wall. Best way for visiting is hiking and walking along the Great Wall. It will take you about 3-6 hours to walk the whole section, depending on personal speed. So if you are planning to visist the Great wall, then you have to prepare a good shoes.


#2:The Terra-cotta Army and Horses in Xian: If you are interested in China's history and historical sites, then the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Sites is a must-see place in Xian City. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With more than 2,000 years history, the place takes over 25,380 square meters, which means you have to spend a full day to learn something about it. Most tourists will spend 3-5 hours there. There are 3 major pits in the site. Tourist can choose one or two pits to visit. In order to avoid the crowded people, you'd better not going during Chinese public holiday.


#3:Forbidden City in Beijing: The Forbidden City is also called the Palace Museum, which is located in the city center of Beijing. It used to be the palace of Ming and Qing dynasty. It has more than 500 years of history. Taking over an area of 72 hectares, the Palace has more than 9,000 rooms. If you want to visit most of the rooms, then you have to spend one month or two there. But most tourists will visit it for half days in the major rooms. You'd better not going on China's public holiday if you don't want to meet the crowded.



#4:Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: Zhangjiajie is located in Hunan Province. The Park takes over 480,000 square meters. It is one of the UNESCO Heritage sites of China. The Forest Park is also becoming very famous after the movie Avatar sets in the Park. The thousands of shapes of Karst landscapes always gives tourist the best imaginations. The best time to visit Zhangjiajie is in October when you will see beatiful red leaves.




#5:Li River in Guilin: Guilin is a world famous tourist city in China. It is famous for its beatiful natural landscape and countryside sightseeing in Yangshuo. The most famous site in Guilin is the Li River landscape. Tourists can take a cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo, which will takes 3-4 hours. You can watch the beautiful views from the top of the cruise. Rivers of Guilin are clean and beautiful. The best time to visit Guilin is in spring or autumn.



#6:Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet: As the most important attractions in Tibet, Potala Palace is a must-see attraction for tourists in Tibet. The holly temple is a symbol of Tibet. It has a long history as 1,300 years. The best time to visit Tibet is from May to November when the temperature is not hot or cold.



#7:Shaolin Temple in Luoyang: If you are interested in Chinese Kungfu, then Shaolin Temple is a must-visited place for your trip to China. Located in Luoyang City, Shaolin Temple is a well-known tourist sites in China and the world. It has more than 1,200 years history. Besides the Kungfu Show in the temple, tourist can experience the life of Chinese monks.


#8:Mogao Caves in Dunhuang: Located in downtown of Dunhuang City, Mogao Caves has more than 700 caves in total. There are thousands of Buddha statues in the caves. So it is also called the Caves of a Thousand Buddhas. The highest statue can be more than 35 meters and the smallest statue can be only 2 centimeters.


#9:Three Gorges Dam in Yichang: The Dam is located in Yichang, Hubei Province. It is also the largest hydropower project in the world. It is built in 1992 and finished in 2003. Tourists can take a Yangtze River Cruise from Yichang to Chongqing to visit the Three Gorges Dam. The best time to visit it is from May to October. The cruise ship will take about 2 days for traveling. Views along the Yangtze River is also the most beautiful sites in China.


#10:Giant Panda Reserve in Chengdu: Everyone loves Panda in the world. The real hometown of this balck and white animal is Sichuan. Chengdu is the biggest city in Sichuan Province. Tourists are recommended to visit Wolong Panda reserve and Dujiangyan Panda Reserve. These two places has the biggest number of Pandas living in wild. You can also visit Chengdu Panda base if you are not going to spend more days in Sichuan.


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