Top 10 Historical Places To Visit In China

The Forbidden City

Top 10 Historical Places To Visit In China, The Forbidden City was the residence of the Chinese emperors in the Ming dynasty. It was home to many gods and sacred artifacts. A few notable people from the Ming dynasty lived there, including Zhu Di, Zhu Yuanzhang, Wang Mang, and Ma Yuan.

The name ‘Forbidden City’ is based on the emperors’ common practice of not allowing the people to leave the palace. The Palace was a very impressive building, even if you’re not familiar with Chinese history.

It had a lot of rooms, corridors, walkways, courtyards, and high ceilings, making it look very spacious and beautiful. It was even fully illuminated at night, in case the emperors liked to sleep outside, in their gilded pavilions, in front of their own Forbidden City.

Top 10 Historical Places To Visit In China
 

Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi is the most popular province in China. This province is the birthplace of Xi Jinping, China’s president, and one of the least densely populated provinces in China. In fact, the largest province in China, Guangdong, is home to 1.5 times the people as the smallest province in China, Shanxi.

The history of the province is linked to the two most important events in Chinese history; the fall of the Qin dynasty and the birth of the Chinese nation. In fact, the tombs of Emperor Ping, one of the Seven Wise Men of ancient China, and his consort, are located in modern-day Shangqiu, which is one of the historical capitals of the Qin dynasty. One of the largest and most interesting historical relics in Shanxi is the Cave of Rock Carvings.

It was built in response to a specific demand from a Han Dynasty King. The village was considered as a miniature Chinese city in the Middle Kingdom. The town lies within the borders of Zhangjiangling National Nature Reserve, the largest national nature reserve in China.

The village is worth visiting for its history and architecture, with two monolithic towers standing at 31.2 meters and 14.1 meters high. Both of the towers are reminiscent of the earliest village of Shang dynasty of China. Both towers were once part of a defensive wall surrounding the town, a wall which remains still in its original state in Zhaoqinglou.

Shaanxi History Museum
 

Shanghai Museum

Why to visit the Shanghai Museum ? To visit the Shanghai Museum, first you should know that, Shanghai is the largest city in Asia. It has more than 24 million people. The people in Shanghai are very active. They are like this because they want to have a very good life.

They are very professional and they work very hard. So when the people in Shanghai are working, they are always busy. These are people who work with their bodies and with their minds. Some people don’t have a fixed schedule. They work as much as they want to.

If they are very tired, they go to bed. If they are very happy, they go to the beach. This is the Shanghai people’s life. Most of the people in Shanghai are not rich. But there are many who have many properties.

Shanghai Museum
 

The Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army is a group of terracotta sculptures, the largest group of sculptures in the world. The Army is situated in Xian and is made up of terracotta warriors, soldiers and horses. This place has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986.

The Terracotta Army was discovered in 1974 and was found right next to the Great Sphinx of Egypt. The only problem is that you have to take a train to get there. The most accessible place is from Xi’an, the capital of China’s Shaanxi Province.

From the capital, Xi’an takes about 15 hours by train. The Forbidden City is the imperial palace in Beijing. Established in 1420, the Forbidden City is one of the largest palaces in the world.

The Terracotta Army
 

The Potala Palace

Potala is the seat of the exiled Tibetan government and also the seat of the Dalai Lama. The palace is situated at an elevation of 3,100 metres (10,500 feet), and is unique in that it has both steep steps leading up to the temple and a spectacular terrace overlooking the city of Lhasa.

Visit Tibet The Forbidden City The Forbidden City was once the royal residence of China’s emperors and now belongs to the government. You may be surprised to see that at the entrance, which you can see from the outside, they ask for your bag to be checked. Inside, it’s huge! Visit China Great Wall of China You might have heard about the Great Wall in real life or on television but do you know where it actually is?

The Potala Palace
 

The Great Wall

There are hundreds of hiking trails to climb on The Great Wall of China and the best ones have to be the Yanfenglong trail or the Yanhai Half-Mile Trail. Both these trails are extremely popular with tourists from all over the world. After hiking up the wall, one can enjoy a BBQ on top and take a dip in the freezing water.

The Forbidden City is one of the most visited attractions in China and you can easily spend 4-5 hours there admiring the architecture and the sheer number of people. The Mogao Grottoes are also a must-visit on any tourist itinerary to China. See Also : – 40 Of The World’s Best Airports In 2017 9. Experience Martial Arts In China China has many martial arts like Wing Chun, Judo, Tang Soo Do, and Boxing which are inspired by various fighting styles of all over the world.

The Great Wall
 

The Summer Palace

The most famous place is the Potala palace built in 1623 during the late Qing Dynasty, in the Jymytha temple located in what used to be known as Lhasa. The Kumbum Monastery is another popular historical site in Tibet, and was rebuilt during the Cultural Revolution.

Potala Palace, The Forbidden City The Forbidden City or the Palace of Heaven is the former Imperial Palace of the Chinese Emperors. Built in the 14th century, it’s one of the most famous tourist attractions of the city, which consists of a walled courtyard and a garden.

You can admire the Inner and Outer courtyards, The Hall of Gods, the Hall of Justice and the Hall of Stretching Joints. The modern version of the Palace has some guest accommodations, restaurants, cafes and shopping malls in the perimeter.

The Summer Palace
 

The Mogao Grottoes

You might think it’s like some of those other caves. But it isn’t, because these caves are one of the four major caves where the world’s most famous painting were discovered. The other three are the Lascaux caves in France, Chauvet Cave in France and the Catacombs of Paris in France.

This is a full natural cave system. They are all amazing, but The Mogao Grottoes, which is the most famous cave system is full of artifacts from the Han Dynasty of China and from the Qing Dynasty.

The Forbidden City Also called the Imperial Palace, The Forbidden City is one of the three most famous palaces in all of China. It is where the emperor of China lives. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so people should treat it with the respect it deserves.

The Mogao Grottoes
 

The Three Confucius Sites

The third site of china that must be included on this list is the Three Confucius Sites, located at Liupanshui and Tiaochuan, which the government considers to be the heart of traditional Chinese culture. Tourists from all over the world come to see the terra cotta warriors and other archaeological treasures.

The Forbidden City The Chinese capital and the seat of government, or supreme authority, was established here after the emperor moved the capital from Nanjing. The Forbidden City was originally the private residence of the emperors, and is home to the largest collection of rooms in any building in the world. There are a large number of gardens, and a spacious and refined compound of courtyards and gardens with mock-Tudor manors.

The Three Confucius Sites

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