A superior combination of history, tradition, culture, and modern cities is what makes China on every traveler on this planet on a bucketlist. With numerous sites listed on UNESCO, and a tremendous number of natural beauties that look like from another world, with amazing people and culture, China is the top choice for travel.
China is the third-largest country by area at 9.706.961 sq km (3.747.879 sq miles), so you can not visit every attraction on one tour of China. But if you make a list of the most visited attractions that you can include in your trip, then it is possible to visit most of them on a single tour. We create a list for you that includes the major attractions that you can visit during your tour in China.
5 Major attractions to visit on your tour in China
1. Forbidden City
2. The Great Wall
3. The Temple of Heaven
The major attraction in Xi'an
Xi'an, known as Chang'an and Haojin in ancient times, is the capital city of Shaanxi Province. Xi'an is one of the important birthplaces of Chinese civilization and the Chinese nation. If we look back in history, we can see that more than a dozen dynasties established their capital here. Today, a top-rated tourist destination with many cultural, historical, and important attractions for tourists.
Xi'an can offer so many attractions for your tour China, such as Bell and Drum Tower, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Little Wild Goose Pagoda, Qinling, Daming Palace, and Weiyang Palace. But we choose the Terracotta Army as the most visited attraction in this area.
3. Terracotta Warriors
Terracotta Army or also known as Terracotta Warriors and Horses aren't just primary Xi'an sight, it's one of the most popular and most significant archaeological finds in the World.
It is located 40 km (25miles) northeast of Xi'an, east of the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor.
The first few figures were found in March 1974 by local farmers, and after were excavated the whole army.
If your tour China leads you to Xi'an, then you must see this archeological discovery, which is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is declared as the Eighth World Wonder.
The Museum contains three primary pits marked in the order of their discoveries and the Bronze Chariots and Horses Exhibition Hall.
- Pit 1 is the largest. There is the front in three rows, followed by a vast battle array of army and war chariots.
- Pit 2 is the most magnificent section for the variety of parts, including infantry, crossbow team, cavalry, and 80 chariots.
- Pit 3 It was the command post of the armed forces, with 68 warriors and a chariot led by four horses.
Sichuan is one of China's 23 provinces, where the capital is Chengdu. Located in the inland of southwestern China, it connects Chongqing to the east, Yunnan and Guizhou to the south, Tibet to the west, and Shaanxi to the north, Gansu, and Qinghai.
Sichuan Province has so many sites worth visiting. It has six World Heritage Sites and also has three World Natural Heritage, such as Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong, and Sichuan Giant Pandas Sanctuaries.
From the World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites in Sichuan, you can visit Mount Emei and Leshan Giant Buddha.
Sichuan Province is also known for its spicy cuisine and delicious dishes.
From the massive list of Sichuan attractions, we set out Giant Pandas like the most popular attraction in this region of China.
5. Giant Pandas
The giant pandas are not only a Chinese national treasure but are also famous for people all over the World. They can be found only in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces.
So, you can't miss visiting some of the Giant Pandas Bases near Chengdu on your tour China.
There are three most visited Panda bases in Sichuan, near Chengdu. Keep in mind that all Panda Bases are not zoos, but research and breeding centers. The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries consist of seven nature reserves and nine scenic parks. Besides the giant panda, the sanctuary is a refuge to other endangered species such as the red panda, the snow leopard, and clouded leopard.
The most visited panda bases are:
- Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is located only 10 km from downtown Chengdu. Chengdu Panda Base was established in 1987 when six giant pandas from the wild. In 2008, the base had 124 panda births.
- Wolong National Nature Reserve is also known as Wolong Special Administrative Region, and it is located in the southwest of Wenchuan County, 130km from Chengdu. Here in Wolong National Nature Reserve, the pandas are not kept in cages; on the contrary, the reserve provides a natural environment for pandas.
- Dujiangyan Panda Base or also known as China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda Dujiangyan Base is located about 56km north of Chengdu, in Mt. Qingcheng Town. This panda base offers the opportunity for people to volunteer in the park. The volunteer program includes feeding the pandas, cleaning their homes, and of course, cuddles with these loving animals.
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