Besides being one of the most visited destinations in the world, China has the largest population and is the largest 3rd biggest country in the world. In 2019, China welcomed over 145.31 million tourists. If you are wondering what you could possibly go to see in China, this article covers the top 5 reasons why you China is worth visiting.
- The Great Wall
While it can be found in thousands of pictures, movies, or TV shows, you can’t feel the beauty of the Great wall until you see it, climb on it, and get to peer over it. Each year, it attracts over 50 million tourists worldwide.
Besides being the world’s longest human-made structure (total length of 21,196.18km), the Great Wall is one of China’s most popular and visited historical sites. Initially, the wall was built as a military shield from enemies.
It’s approximately 2700 years old, and it spreads across 15 regions of Northern China. On average, the wall measures an average height of 6 to 7 meters, with the highest point measuring 14 meters. As for the altitudes, the highest point is in Huanglouyuan, measuring 1439.3 meters. The width is about 6.5 meters. More than 1M construction workers built the wall.
- Spectacular Nature
I always thought that China is a large city full of tall buildings and shopping centers. But the truth is that China has some of the World’s most beautiful natural life. There are plenty of national parks, high mountains, waterfalls, fertile plains, and other natural resources ready to be explored.
To get the most of China’s natural heritage, don’t miss to visit the Avatar National Park of Zhangjiajie, the beautiful blue waterfalls of Jiuzhaigou, the warm tropics of Xishuangbanna, the Hangzhou fascinating West Lake Views, and the Holy mountains of Huashan.
- The Unique Culture and History
For historians, China’s history dates back to thousands of years. Besides the Great Wall, there are plenty of other historical and cultural sites that you can’t possibly finish to explore even in a lifetime.
The Terracotta Warriors, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Tea Horse Trail are some of China’s must-see historical attractions to set foot in. You will also love China’s cultural heritage, including Art, music, and religion.
- The food
The Chinese food is varied across regions, with the most incredible tea and rice dishes coming from the Westerners. Noodles, on the other hand, are common with the Northern People.
For the best of the spicy Chinese foods, you should visit Human and Sichuan. The coastal region has a variety of fresh seafood. Other delicious foods, such as the Chinese barbecue and roasted sweet potatoes, are sold on the streets.
- Amazing markets and shopping locations
For shopping enthusiasts, China is the best place to shop for the best scarves, bespoke suits, fine silks, tea sets, traditional Chinese knots, Calligraphy, and bamboo baskets, among other handcrafted products. Furthermore, China manufactures a variety of unique products, which are exported all over the world.
The truth is that we can’t exhaust the beautiful and endless destinations that you can explore in China. You just can’t afford to miss what China has to offer to the World.