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Top 10 Places in China - Discover The Land of Oldest Living Civilization!

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China is the land of the oldest living civilization of the planet which is truly known for embracing its culture and growing with its urban modernization. From the cities to the forest and the technologies to spirituality, China has deepened its roots in the curious minds of the travellers. With exceptional cuisine and bright lively cultural ethnicity, China is a land of experiences that every travel enthusiast dream to live at least once in the lifetime. Being the most populated country in the world and one of the largest too, it encompasses various landscapes that include grassland, desert, mountains, lakes, rivers and more than 14,000km of coastline. Explore all the beautiful places in China along with most intriguing offbeat locations and frame your own China tour package to explore it all. So much to see and even much more to experience, we list down top ten places to visit in China to make a perfect list of things to do in China for you!


1. Shanghai


One of the most popular cities in China, Shanghai is the most shortlisted destination to be explored in China. One that can blend the modern tech city and the cultural ethnicity together in this spectacular destination. Painting the sky with one of the most interesting skylines that are so unique and incomparable to any city in the world. Explore the Shanghai tour package and discover the uniqueness of the city. Explore all the interesting attractions right from The Bund to the Jade Buddha temple along with a Shanghai city tour that is an integral part of the exciting Shanghai tour package.  Witness the city lights and modernized culture along with the Shanghai city tour by exploring Nanjing Road, Oriental Pearl TV Tower and World Financial Centre. Relive your childhood in the Disneyland Park and experience the culture that is reflected in the Jade Buddha temple. Let your ideas of a futuristic skyline be redefined for you which will flaunt the iconic 632m Shanghai Tower along with the Oriental Pearl TV Tower endorsed with uniquely distinctive pink spheres. Take a city tour in the morning and set to explore the city all over again to experience it all over again, but this time illuminating the night sky singing its grandeur pride.


2. Beijing


The prestigious capital city of China is popularly known to build a certain kind of imagery and ideology for the world outside. One of the most historic cities of the world with over a record that dates back to over e millennia. Also ironically being popular for its high tech modernised architectural ambience which can be witnessed in every Beijing tour package. This city is famous for its modern marvels like the extravagant Tiananmen Square pedestrian plaza, which is the site of Mao Zedong’s mausoleum and also the iconic National Museum of China, displaying a vast collection of cultural relics. On the same lines, it is equally famous for its culturally enriching historic sites like the grand Forbidden City complex along with the mighty imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Explore them all in your Beijing tour package and experience the true essence and ideology of China which is flawlessly reflected in its capital city!


3. Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China is one of the most remarkable architectural marvels built by mankind. The efforts that go behind building such a remarkable structure are exactly what leave you spell-bound. The history and the facts of the Great Wall lure in tourists even more. The legendary Qin Dynasty when building the Great Wall used glutinous rice flour in making the binding material to bind the bricks. Any trip to China is incomplete without a visit to the Great Wall of China. It has become a vital part of every tourist map and legitimately the trademark identity of China! Explore this incredible country full of culture, history, architecture, history and cuisine! Feel the cultural drift and uplifting lifestyle. Witness the mystic legends and sagas, art and tradition, modernisation and futuristic ideologies, all blended in one land, in one harmony! Connect the core vivid experiences of destinations to your dream is made possible with our Great Wall of China holiday packages available online. With breath-taking architecture, unique lifestyle, beautiful landscapes and culturally rich cities, China’s most authentic experiences await you along with the wonder of the world, Great Wall of China. The sheer excitement that arises with the idea of experiencing a walk on the wall with our Great Wall travel packages, lures in the calling that travellers aim to achieve! It is a manmade phenomenon which has left the world awe-struck with its astounding intricacies of profound artistry.


4. Terracotta Warrior Museum

Terracotta Warrior MuseumOne of the most stunning museum to be visited on earth and one that inspired so many Hollywood movie plots! Dating back to approximately the late 3rd century BCE, these Terracotta warrior sculptures were discovered in 1974 by local farmers of Xian region. These Terracotta Warriors and Horses are an extensive collection of life-sized terracotta sculptures carved in the depiction of battle formations. They aim to depict and recreate the mega imperial guard troops of Emperor Qin Shi Huang who was the first known emperor of the first unified dynasty of Imperial China. In his quest of immortality, he seemed to achieve it by remaining an unforgettable and one of the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century which made it into the records as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The Terracotta Army is no doubt a must-see for every visitor to Xian as it takes you on a rollercoaster ride of digging your curiosity. The original Idea behind the Terracotta Warrior Museum was the representation of an ancient funerary project for Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Ironically it is now perceived as a live museum which is officially named after the emperor as ‘The Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum Site Museum.’ The Terracotta Warrior Museum reflects the life stories of the emperor and the once powerful Qin Empire (221 – 207BC) in the days of pomp and vigour. Terracotta Warrior Museum is so stunning that it is literally an inseparable part of all the China holiday packages.


5. Shenzhen City

Shenzhen City

Linking Hong Kong to China, Shenzhen is popular for being one of the best shopping hubs in China. This city is popular for its interesting sites which include the Luohu Commercial City - a massive mall with a vast array of wares, right from tailored custom clothing to fancy faux designer bags. The Shenzhen city tour can also feature some interesting contemporary buildings such as the 600m-tall skyscraper Ping which is an International Finance Centre and a number of amusement parks. This city has a remarkable reputation for being known for its rapid economic growth and can be included in your China tour package. One of the most interesting facts is that a few years back, around more than 30 years, this same city was just a small fishing village named as Baoan County, which was renamed as Shenzhen City in 1979. With an excellent array of amusement parks which are made based on the various themes which can be explored along with your Shenzhen city tour.


6. Stone Forest – Shilin, Yunnan

Stone Forest – Shilin, Yunnan

An entire area of 300 sq. km, which was formed because of the erosion that took place through millions of years and resulted into what we know now as Stone Forest. It is also called as Shilin and is named after the peculiar formation of the rocks. It’s so unique that it made into the UNESCO World Heritage Site records and add as a recommendation by many travel writers as one of the best places to visit in China. Rising tall up high towards the sky this Stone Forest has multiple hiking trails to be followed to get the most spectacular view you’ve ever imagined. Endorsed with underground rivers, multiple caves and pristine waterfalls, Stone Forest has become Yunnan’s top attraction for exploration. When you stare at these stone formations from the base, you will be reminded of stalagmites pretending to be petrified trees that are enacting a dense tree forest. This view and perception have inspired the name ‘Stone Forest.’ This forest is attached with many stories and fables that the locals remember as their legends and carry it for generations. Explore and experience this geological wonder that is so unique to its kind along with your China holiday packages.


7. Yuanyang Terraced Fields

Yuanyang Terraced Fields

The unique ‘land sculptures’ as acknowledged by the UNESCO as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site are the actual creations of the Hani ethnic minority. It's a masterpiece of varied shapes and sizes narrating thousands of years of history and easily among the best places to visit in China. Painted in the mosaic form they intend to reflect stunning arrays of colours and breathtaking landscapes of natural beauty. The Yuanyang Terraced Fields are mainly known for three main areas which are Duoyishu, Bada, and Laohuzui. Each area being popular for something unique, you can find your own reasons to explore them all. The Duoyishu area known for being one of the best places to take spectacular and scenic panoramas. The Bada area is the most spectacular time-lapsed destination, where you could capture the most scenic transition of the sunrise and sunset. The Laohuzui area is popular for being an irreplaceable masterpiece painting of an artist. Explore them all along with your China tour package, capture them all and witness why the Yuanyang terraced fields flaunt the title of being one of the most spectacular in the entire world.


8. Zhangye’s Danxia

Zhangye’s Danxia

One of the most important cities of China, Zhangye lies on the ancient Silk Route in the northwest of China which is in the Gansu Province precisely. Popular for its Danxia landforms which are one of the most beautiful places in China. With its mesmerising colours, it has become a favourite set for many content creators and cinematographers. Zhangye’s Danxia is something that will make you believe in nature’s magic and make you question how certain things are naturally possible. Zhangye’s Danxia is something that will make every human walking there admire its geological beauty. Painted in multiple shades, this landform will add up so much life to your travel story. Witness these natural magical formations that will leave your mind blown. It’s a place that’s better experienced, as it will bring out the photographer in you, narrate the story awakening the writer in you and it will surely bring the happy heavenly side in you!


9. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

China’s first national forest park with 98% of forest coverage, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is something one should not miss as it is highly recommended by travellers as one of the most favourite things to do in China. Also popularly known as ‘Avatar Forest.’ Photos of Zhangjiajie National Park were launched as the prototypes in bulk of the various elements of ‘Pandora’ in the American sci-fi blockbuster movie "Avatar.” Among these are the images of ‘the South Celestial Pillar’ which indeed became the baseline prototype for designing the ‘Hallelujah Mountain’. Since then, with its increased popularity and movie references it was changed its name to ‘Avatar Hallelujah Mountain’. Explore this unique destination along with China travel packages and enter the world of Avatar and witness the unseen yet popular side of China.


10. Tibet - Everest

Mount Everest as Seen From Drukair

Located on the mighty Tibetan Plateau more towards the northern side of the prestigious Himalayan ranges, lies an autonomous region of China called Tibet. Boasting itself with a title of being “The Roof of the World” because of the towering peaks of Himalayas it is easily one of the most beautiful places in China. Mt. Everest here is shared along with the neighbour, Nepal. One of the most spectacular sites is that of a hilltop Potala Palace located in the capital Lhasa. It once served as the winter home of the Buddhist spiritual leader, Dalai Lama.  The Jokhang Temple which is popularly known as the Tibetan spiritual heart is truly revered for its iconic golden statue of the young Buddha. Summit the highest peak reaching towards the sky in the Mt. Everest which is referred to as “Qomolangma”, the third goddess from the Tibet side. Explore this holy land of spiritual heights and grandeur of natural beauty along with the China travel packages and your trip will seem complete at multiple levels.


China is the one of the biggest and the most ancient oldest continuous civilization that is known to mankind. Thereby, the elements that may be the part of a China tour package range so vividly from the modernized futurism to the cultural ancient expedition. Explore them all and walk in the land of variety and colours. Witness what makes China such a hype! The country that narrates so many stories right from its cuisine to attractions, has so much wisdom to give you back!


“The Miracle is not to fly in the air or to walk on the water, but to walk on the Earth."

- Chinese Proverb

Live China, because you will never find a copy of it!

August 16, 2018


Priyanka Tawde
Priyanka Tawde

A tripping traveller with twisted brains and a passion to express. Words may seem her forte but they are just tools for her art of expression. Pretty much a good weirdo sprinkled with stardust and space love. Mystery is what she follows and Curiosity is where you'll find her.

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