A country spoiled by nature, China’s wealth is no secret. However, it often has a demographic and economic connotation. Yet, the former Middle Kingdom still has a lot to offer. The specificity of its culture
A country spoiled by nature, China’s wealth is no secret. However, it often has a demographic and economic connotation. Yet, the former Middle Kingdom still has a lot to offer. The specificity of its culture and the existence of various historical sites make this country a tourist destination not to be missed. As a historical record, the country preserves thirty-six centuries of history witnessed by wonderful historical places. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn about some of the historical places to visit in China.
1. The Great Wall in Beijing
The first Chinese destination not to be missed is the historic Great Wall in Beijing. This spectacular military construction of 9,000 km long, 2 m wide, and 5 to 17 m high symbolizes Chinese tourism. This wall’s history, grandeur, and splendor are enough to confirm its selection as a wonder of the world. Given its length, the best way to see it is from above or from a distance. Every person who has experienced it can attest to the sumptuous panoramic view. It is also an opportunity to enjoy hiking to discover Chinese nature.
2. Beijing Imperial Museum
Beijing has a second historical treasure: the Imperial Palace. During the imperial era, it was inhabited only by the successive emperors, their families, and their servants. That is why it is called “the forbidden city”. Here are some specificities of this imperial museum:
- A gigantic construction on an area of 72 hectares
- A witness to 560 years of imperial power ruled by 24 emperors
- A fascinating mural architecture 10 m high and 6 m wide
- A 50-hectare paradise garden
- 9,999 historical pieces.
3. Xi’an Underground Army
Built at the end of the 3rd century, this earthen army marks the power of the Qin dynasty. It is an imperial mausoleum guarded by 8,000 terracotta soldiers whose faces differ from one another. It is also worth noting the presence of several horses fashioned in the respect of natural dimensions and 10,000 bronze weapons. This imperial mausoleum testifies to the Chinese architectural ingenuity of the time.
4. The world’s largest Buddha in Sishuan
Sishuan province is embellished by the named religious sculpture of Buddha, named Leshan. It is a fascinating historical place that is widely visited. It is the result of a hundred years of carving on Mount Ligyun. This sculpture is 70 meters high and about 30 meters wide.
The Buddhist religious idol attributes its holy and sacred character to the area. With this decoration, some pilgrims have the impression of visiting India: the capital of Buddhism. Moreover, a sacred mountain of the Buddhist religion is located in the vicinity of the statue. Every year, this historical sculpture attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists.
5. Hanging Temple of Hengshan Mountain
Located in Shangxi, the 15 centuries old hanging temple is a wooden construction. It is a place of prayer, recollection, reflection, and meditation for Buddhists, Taoists, and Confucians. Despite the countless number of worshippers and visitors, silence is respected. Its specificity lies in the impression of suspension that it gives.
Seen from afar, this temple gives a breathtaking spectacle, as it seems to float in the clouds. It is a unique masterpiece in the world. The most unprecedented thing is to think that already in the sixth century, the Middle Kingdom had the ability to design such a complex architecture as this one. It is proof that Chinese ingenuity is a centuries-old heritage.
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