There is no denying that China is an emerging world super-power and with a populace of over 1 billion people, and there is also no denying that China has influence far beyond what we in the West understand. Here are some of the top reasons you should expand your horizons and visit China.
1. The Great Wall
This famous wall fortification is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The wall is over 2,000 years old and you can choose which parts of the wall you would like to hike depending on where you are staying in China and what type of scenery you would like to see.
2. Shanghai Skyline
4. Forbidden City
Located in Beijing the Forbidden City is the Imperial Palace from the Ming dynasty. These are over 900 buildings showcasing Chinese palatial architecture and the museum has one of the world’s largest collections of artwork from the Ming dynasty.
5. Terracotta Warriors
6. Dragon Boat Festival
7. Shaolin Temple
8. See Panda’s in their Natural Habitat
Take the opportunity to observe these intriguing animals in their natural habitat or the closest thing to it, a reserve park. These endangered bears have captured the imaginations of the West for years.
Made in China is more than likely a label that you have on many articles in your home. If you are able to make the trip to Shenzhen, where most electronic goods in China are made, then be sure to attempt to navigate Huaquiangbei Commercial Street and negotiate a deal.
10. Silk Road
Once this ancient trade route connected China to the Mediterranean. Now this famous road is the attraction of many tours and sights. You can take in a bustling Sunday bazaar, explore caves, and enjoy the backdrop of mountains and lakes.