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China Tour Attractions- China is geographically situated in Asian continent and officially known as People's Republic of China. It is the world’s most populous country and the second largest country by land area and third or fourth largest country by total area. The capital city of China is Beijing and the official language of China is standard Chinese. China is the largest and impressive country extending thousands of miles from the plateau and deserts in the west to the ocean on the east. This vast country has plenty of amazing tour attractions. It is famous for its ancient cities, UNESCO World Heritage sites and charm hill villages, holy mountains and breathtaking waterfalls. Here we recommend top 10 best tour attractions to visit in China. Those top 10 tour attractions are The Great Wall of China, Terracotta Army, The Forbidden City, The Li River Cruise, Yellow Mountains, Giant Pandas in Chengdu, Leshan Giant Buddha, The Yangtze River and three Gorges, The Potala Palace and Zhangjiajie.

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  1. The Great Wall of China:

The Great Wall of China is the number one tourist destination in China. It is the iconic symbol of China. It has been rightly included in "the New Seven Wonders of the World".The magnificent Great Wall of China is called in Chinese as Changcheng, or the Long Wall. It was built to protect the Chinese Empire’s northern borders from the attacks of nomadic tribes from the north. Most of the travellers visit this wall from Beijing, easily reached by public transport or organized tours.

  1. Terracotta Army:

The Terracotta Army in Xian is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. The armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China have been depicted by a large collection of 8000 terracotta sculptures called The Terracotta Army. It is a very famous tourist attraction in Xian and one of the most popular places in all of China. The statutes are 175–190 cm tall, different in colour,  postures and facial expressions.

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  1. The Forbidden City:

The Forbidden City is located in very heart of Beijing. It is also called Palace Museum or Imperial Palace Museum. It is the world’s largest and well-preserved wooden building complex. Built in the early 15th century, it served as the residence for the Ming and Qing Emperors, which forbade the entry for normal people except the imperial family and their courtesans. Over 8,000 rooms were designed in the style of the ancient Chinese architecture with golden roofs and were elegantly sculpted and painted in red and yellow.

  1. The Li River Cruise:

Li River is one of the best tourist destinations in China. The best way to enjoy the scenery of Li River is to take a boat ride between Guilin and Yangshuo.The 83-kilometer-long section of the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo is the most beautiful sight. Along the river the rolling peaks, steep cliffs, startling hills, beautiful bamboo forests and crystal clear water constitute a fascinating hundred-mile picture gallery.

  1. Yellow Mountains:

The magical Yellow Mountains are also known as Mount Huang, one of the most beautiful mountain-view spots in China. Yellow Mountains are located in the south part of Anhui Province. The Yellow Mountains, with their oddly-shaped rocks, steep cliffs, fantastic caves, twisted pine trees, and hot springs, sun rises, seas of clouds attract many visitors.

  1. Giant Pandas in Chengdu:

No visit to China would be complete without watching a single panda. Giant Pandas are so cute and not only deeply loved by the Chinese, but by many foreigners too. Many travellers want to see and or even hug these lovely animals. The best place to see Giant Pandas in Chengdu is located in the province of Sichuan. Travellers can also take part in volunteer programmes to take care of giant pandas.

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  1. Leshan Giant Buddha:

Mt. Emei is home to the first Buddhist temple in China, built in the first century. But the most remarkable of the Emeishan Buddhas is the Leshan Great Buddha. Leshan Giant Buddha was listed as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996 together with Mount Emei. It is the world’s largest cliff rock-carving called Maitreya Buddha Statue. It is the 71-metre tall stone statue and was built between 713 CE and 803 CE. It is located to the east of Leshan City, Sichuan Province, at the joint of Min River, Qingyi River and Dadu River.

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  1. The Yangtze River and three Gorges:

The Yangtze River and three Gorges are the most interesting and famous sites in China. The Yangtze River is the most famous and important river in China and is the longest river in Asia and third longest river in the world after the Amazon and the Nile. It extends more than 6,000 kilometers. It is the home for a number of endangered species of China, including the Chinese alligator and the river dolphin. Tourists discover the river which abounds with amazing natural beauties and historic relics. Three Gorges: Qutang, Wu, and Xiling, which are the most beautiful gorges in Yangtze River. No one would deny the majesty of the Three Gorges.

  1. The Potala Palace:

The Potala Palace is the most recognizable historic structure in China and is a symbol of Tibet. Potala Palace is located in the town of Lhasa, China. It is the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. It is honored as one of the most beautiful architectural buildings in the world because of its spectacular architectural style.  The 5th Dalai Lama started its construction in 1645. It was the home of the Dalai Lamas until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising; now it serves as a museum.

  1. Zhangjiajie:

For adventure seekers Zhangjiajie is best place. Zhangjiajie is famous for its weird-looking peaks, clear streams, thick forests, large karst caves and biodiversity. It is one of the must-see scenic areas in China. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is the first national forest park in China, established in 1982. 

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