China is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, brimming with rich ancient culture and fascinating landmarks. The Chinese people still pursue lifestyle trends that haven’t changed for millions of years in the country. With the country being so vast, it’s literally impossible to see everything China has to offer. Here are just Three of the great sights you should consider visiting on your Chinese holiday.
The capital city of China is one of the most incredible in the world, an eastern metropolis with an eclectic landscape mixed with high rising skyscrapers and ancient shrines and temples. Beijing is one of the oldest cities in the world, with fossils of human existence found more than 250,000 years ago. The city has an incredible history, standing as the capital city for five different civilizations throughout history. A perfect example of this is the Tianning temple, built around 1120 buy the Liao Dynasty. Beijing became the first city in China to require the Chinese equivalent to the Euro 4 emission standard.Some 357,000 “yellow label” vehicles – those that have too high emission levels – have been banned from Beijing altogether.Beijing is situated at the northern tip of the roughly triangular North China Plain, which opens to the south and east of the city. Mountains to the north, northwest and west shield the city and northern China’s agricultural heartland from the encroaching desert steppes. The northwestern part of the municipality, especially Yanqing County and Huairou District, are dominated by the Jundu Mountains, while the western part is framed by the Xishan Mountains. The Great Wall of China, which stretches across the northern part of Beijing Municipality, made use of this rugged topography to defend against nomadic incursions from the steppes. Mount Dongling in the Xishan ranges and on the border with Hebei is the municipality’s highest point, with an altitude of 2303 m.
The city of Xian is again one of the ancient capital cities of China, and is home to one of the most incredible archaeological finds ever. The terracotta army is an ancient form of funeral art, a mass compilation of terracotta sculptures built to depict the armies of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang. It was buried along with the Emperor around 209BC to protect him in the afterlife. The collected works which were only found in 1974, are estimated to contain 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and an additional 150 cavalry, with most of the collection still yet to be dug up. This really is an incredible sight you won’t want to miss
The Yangtze River is the third largest river in the world, covering nearly 4,000 miles from the west to the east of the country. The Yangtze’s incredible route through mountains and more than 30 different cities make it a much loved location for seekers of romantic travel, allowing you too cruise effortlessly along admiring the striking and breathtaking aspects of China’s landscapes.