China is one of the largest and the fastest growing countries. The country is the embodiment of all mysterious and exotic places. It has never failed to fascinate people around the world. China is that kind of a place whose name makes you want to get packing. Talking about China, how can we not mention about The great wall of China and Beijing.
The Great Wall of China is a unique and ancient monument. The magnificent Great Wall of China (known in Chinese as “Changcheng,” or the “Long Wall”) stretches more than 6,000 kilometers from the fortresses of Shanhaiguan in the east all the way to Jiayuguan in the west, passing through Hebei, Tientsin, Beijing — where the best preserved sections of the wall can be visited —Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, and Gansu.
After The Great Wall of China, China is popular because of its capital Beijing, which is also called the heart of China. China’s largest and the most important building is the Forbidden City also known as the Imperial Palace. It is a must-see when visiting the country. So read carefully and make plans to visit China quickly.
Top 5 things to see and Do
China is a country with micro-cultures, languages, cuisines, and ethnicities. The country has got many layers and every single layer is important and meaningful, so there’s no point in missing it. These places which are listed below are popular and must visit ones:
1. The Forbidden City and the Imperial Palace
It is a worth visiting country because it is China’s largest and the most important building is the Forbidden City also known as the Imperial Palace. As you will get to see a large collection of art and artifacts from the Ming and Qing dynasties, to name but a few. Other important attractions in the vicinity of the Imperial Palace include famous Tiananmen Square, and the Temple of Heaven, one of the country’s most important religious sites, which dates back to the 15th century.
2. Li River
The spectacular countryside of China can be best experienced at Li River. It is a view of a scenery one can dream of and many poets and artists have got admired and made one of the top-notch destinations in China and made the world crave for the place. The best way to enjoy the area is to take a cruise along the Li River. The most popular stretch is from Guilin to Yangshuo, where the river meanders peacefully through some 80 kilometers of remarkable rock formations and caves with romantic names such as the Mount of Unique Beauty, Elephant Trunk Hill, and Reed Flute Cave.
3. The Classical Gardens of Suzhou
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou is the UNESCO heritage site established in the 11th century, at a time when the city was experiencing unprecedented growth. Garden of Lingering and Garden of the Cang Lang Ting Pavilion a seven acre and two acre respectively. The Garden of Lingering park was originally created during the Ming Dynasty whereas the Garden of Cang Lang Ting Pavilion has many unique features, including a double arcade connecting the inner and outer sections. Both are must-visiting gardens.
4. Hong Kong Skyline
A special treat after nightfall for all tourists is the 360-degree laser-light show that uses the harbor’s skyscrapers as a magical backdrop. Absolute amazing view of Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island, where the skyscrapers frame the city’s huge harbor. Hong Kong has for decades been the bustling capital of finance and commerce in this part of the Pacific.
5. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park will give you the eye popping experience and you all can relate the park from the movie Avatar. These are 1,080-meters tall mountain shaped pillars. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge was built and opened in 2016 and heralded as the world’s highest and tallest pedestrian bridge.It’s an attraction that’s definitely not recommended for the faint of heart but one of the best things to do if you are looking for a little adventure to your day.
Budget is a first priority because without travelling is just impossible and unimaginable. Every traveller prepares its budget so that they don’t get stuck somewhere or go empty handed. We have categorised travellers according to the budget range, check and see which one is suitable for you:
- A solo or backpack traveller will be needing INR 3080/.
- A mid-range traveller will be needing INR 10,800/-.
- A luxurious traveller will be needing INR 16,200/-.
How to get around?
China is a strong and sophisticated country, so we can’t doubt how well connected the destination is. From cities to international places flights fly to/from China very frequently. Hong Kong airport being the major one with plenty of connections to other international airports. Other major airports in the country are located at Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, Guangzhou and Hangzhou.
When to go to?
China is a huge country full of exotic and mysterious places, so to plan a trip you must have an idea about the destination. The season of fall that is from September to early November and spring that is from March to May are considered the best options to explore China.