Personally, I haven’t had many chances to travel through China. Today’s guest post will introduce some of the most amazing destinations in China which you simply have to visit. So far, I have been only been to two of the listed wonders below. I really would like to visit Mount Wudang and the Li River one day. Enjoy reading.
Today, China is one of the most powerful countries in the world, but the country has gone through much war, struggle and changes to end up where it is today. These 7 wonders of China give a glimpse into what makes China such an incredible place filled with deep history, culture and beauty.
- Hanging Monastery
Aside from its beauty, many are intrigued by how the monastery includes Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. This is not something you find every day.
- Mount Wudang
It is easy to spend days in the Wudang Mountains and temples. In fact, you can even attend a kungfu school in the mountains. You will learn what makes Wudang kungfu different, and how to live a healthier life. Also, please remember when visiting that it does snow in the winter. The snow makes the mountains magical, but be sure to dress appropriately.
- Li River
Listed in National Geographic as one of the Top 10 Watery Wonders, it is no wonder so many people flock to experience the inspirational beauty of the Li River. Riding down the Li River is nothing like you’ve ever experienced. You will float past intriguing caves and green hills, and wildlife. These are just a few of the many sites that will take your breath away.
- Terracotta Warriors
Visiting the Terracotta Warriors in person, as with many of the wonders of China, is much more interesting with more knowledge about the history surrounding the warriors. IPhone apps like ACM: Terracotta Warriors can help provide additional information. When using apps in China, you may encounter problems with certain apps or websites being blocked by The Great Firewall. It is a good idea to find out which VPNs are best to use when traveling in China.
- The Forbidden City
In the center of Beijing you can find the Forbidden City, home to China’s emperors for hundreds of years during the Ming and Qing dynasty. The palace gets its name from the fact it was forbidden to enter the palace without an invitation from the emperor. This UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site is not only historically important, but a piece of architectural art.
- Shi Bao Zhai Temple
This temple may not be as old as some of the other amazing wonders of China, but its beautiful location and architecture still make it one of the 7 wonders of China. It is built into a side of the hill along the Yangtze River. The Buddhist temple was originally built to help people get to the top of the hill.
Today, many people come on boats down the Yangtze River to visit the majestic temple. You can enjoy the temple on anything from a day trip, to a 12 day river cruise that will take you from Beijing to Shanghai.
- Great Wall of China
Last, but definitely not least, is the Great Wall of China. It is possibly the most popular tourist attraction in China, and definitely for a reason. The wall stretches for 5,500 miles across China. You can admire this astounding architectural masterpiece from one of the many areas set up for tourists, or, wander off the beaten path, and explore the more untouched parts of the Great Wall. Use this guide to help you decide which parts of the Great Wall you would like to discover. Whichever way you decide to explore the Great Wall will surely be an unforgettable experience.
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