China is one of the most populated countries in the world with a rich and complicated history. With a land so vast it could be easy to miss out on things to do. These are the top 10 things to do in China
Top 10: Visit the Tian Tan Big Buddha
Tian Tan Big Buddha is located in Hong Kong, China. And Hong Kong is the one of the China’s largest cities. Outside the city on lantau island these sits a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, he symbolizes the harmonious relationship between people and faiths and man and nature. There are around 260 steps that lead up to the Buddha, which is very near the Po Lin monastery. The statue is a hundred and twelve foot tall and from the highest viewing platform you will have incredible views at the islands surrounding Hong Kong.
Top 9: Visit the Bund in Shanghai
If city skylines are your thing, the Bund in Shanghai in one of the best around, the Bund also known as White Han is a historic 1500 meter long waterfront promenade from which you can take in impressive sighs of distinctive modern and colonial buildings. So from here you can see the Oriental Pearl Tower as the Shanghai Tower and, as well as various other skyscrapers.
Top 8: Visit the Forbidden City
History really comes alive in the Forbidden City in the center of China’s capital Beijing. The Forbidden city was the imperial Palace from the ancient Ming Dynasty all the way up to the Qing Dynasty. The Forbidden City was home to China’s Emperors, the rulers of the lands. The are is called the Forbidden City as no one was allowed to either enter or leave without permission from the emperor. Now it is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, the Forbidden city is home to ancient artworks, artifacts , preserved architecture and the largest collection of ancient wooden structures in the whole world.
Top 7: Hike the Yellow Mountains in Huangshan
The Mountains are located in the Huangshan national park. So Huangshan is a mountain range in the southern and Hu Province of Eastern China. The scenery in this spot of natural beauty is insane, especially the strangely shaped granite peaks. This particular mountain range beaches in all kinds of traditional Chinese paintings, modern photography and Chinese literature.
Top 6: Visit The Abandoned Olympic Stadium
In Chow Yang, Beijing the Olympic Stadium abandoned following the 2008 Beijing Olympics. If you have such a strange fascination with abandoned places that once held such grandeur and now seems all like overgrown and forgotten. The main Olympic Stadium was called the nest, because of its innovative bird’s nest like design. The building cost around 430 million dollars, it had the capacity of 80000 people. Now these days it’s just looking really sad and spooky. But not every building has fallen into disrepair, for example the Aquatic Center looks amazing.
Top 5: Dive in the sunken city of Shi Cheng
The divers paradise of Qin Dao Lake and the sunken city of Shao Qiang 130, 130 foot deep underwater lays a maze of ornate temples, monuments roads and houses in what can only be described as China’s real-life lost city of Altantis, once was known as the lion city of Shao Qiang the city was once the center of politics abd economics in the eastern province of Xijiang. Unfortunately for those that live there in 1959, the Chinese government decided a new hydraulic power station was needed, so they flooded the city to build a man-made lake.
Top 4: Visit the Terracotta Army in Xi’an
the Terracotta Army is a collection of sculptures made up from terracotta that depicts the armies of Qin Shi Huang, First Emperor of Qin. This massive army of more than 8000 little pottery soldiers was buried with the Emperor in around 210 BC. This was in order to protect the emperor in his afterlife. Can you just believe that the Terracotta Army dates back to beyond 200 BC making it well over 2000 years old and they’re still intact. So the army was discovered in 1974 by local farmers who dug up thousands upon thousands of the ancient sculptures of warriors horses and chariots.
Top 3: Visit Tibet
Tibet is the home to mount Everest which is the highest region on earth. Tibet had its own empire that dated back to 600 BC and has somewhat considered itself independent from the rest of China, incredible places to visit include potala palace, novel lnka, Gibran monastery etc…
Top 2: Eat Traditional Chinese food
One of the greatest things to do is to eat authentic Chinese food, we love the Chinese food worldwide, but from the source it has to taste even better. Chinese cuisine is mostly comprised of rice and noodle based dishes. A variety of styles is known across the country, but best known as Cantonese cuisine.
Top 1: Walk on The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is considered to be one of the 7 wonders of the world. The Great Wall of China is one of the oldest surviving structures in the entire world. The wall was built from stone, brick and wood. It dates back as early as the 7th century BC making it almost 3000 years old, it is continually developed over the next few centuries , the wall runs from to dong in the East Locke lake in the West.