Famous Places in China That are Breathtakingly Beautiful

Famous Places in China
The nation of China is a treasure house full of places of historical and cultural interest. This Buzzle post has brief descriptions of some famous places in China.
China has become one of the most sought-after destinations for tourists. With some of the best World Heritage sites and places of attractions that have a fine blend of traditional and modern Chinese civilizations, one can understand why tourists from all over the world flock to this beautiful place.

Traveling within China has become more convenient with the improvement of transport facilities. There are many famous places in this country, which are a must-visit for any tourist. In this article, we shall take a look at some of these popular sites in China.

Famous Places to Visit in China

The Great Wall of China:

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China continues to attract millions of visitors from around the world. Many parts of this wall have been restored recently. Even then, certain parts are in a dilapidated condition. This wall was mainly built to prevent attacks from the Xiongnu dynasty. It was continuously rebuilt and underwent maintenance particularly during the 6th century B.C. to the 16th century. This wall extends to a length of close to 4000 miles. There are many areas of interest along the Great Wall of China such as the North Pass, the West Pass, etc.

Forbidden City:

Forbidden city

The Forbidden City is yet another famous place of interest in China. This imperial place was built during the period of 1406 to 1420. Today, the Forbidden City holds the Palace Museum. This place also has some collections that are highly prized and valuable. The Palace Museum has a beautiful collection of over 340,000 pieces of ceramics as well as porcelain. Apart from this, there are some exquisite artworks and bronze work which date back to the Shang Dynasty. It also includes over 30,000 pieces in jade from the Ming and Qing Dynasty.

Dazu Rock Carvings:

Dazu rock carvings

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dazu rock carvings are a series of some exquisite works of religious significance. These exquisite sculptures were carved in 7th century A.D. The carvings are located in the Dazu County on a steep hillside. This place includes 75 sites and it contains over 50,000 beautiful statues. All these works have been influenced by various cultural beliefs.

Summer Palace:

Summer Palace

The Summer Palace is a beautiful structure located in Beijing, China. The Summer Palace is also on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The beautifully landscaped design and the exquisite architecture are a few reasons why this place is so popular and revered.

Mount Tai:

Mount Tai

Mount Tai has great significance in China. It is located on the northern side of Tai'an. This place is known to have beautiful specimens of trees that are also of religious significance. At the foot of Mount Tai, one can see the Temple of the God of Mount Tai. This is also known as the Dai Miao or the Dai Temple built during the Qin Dynasty.

These are some of the most famous places in China that attract visitors from all over. Tourism in China is thus climbing newer heights.