10 historical tourist destinations in China

Of course, most of us already know this country. China is a country with an extraordinary history. There are so many cultures, traditions, and unique traditional building forms that still exist today. The following are 10 historical building destinations in China:

1. Forbidden City

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Once upon a time, this city was a palace territory spanning between 1420 to 1924 under the influence of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The city is designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO because in this city there are 980 buildings, 8000 rooms, an area of ​​720,000 m2, and the city is the largest collection of ancient wooden structures. In this place, visitors can enjoy several facilities such as tours, art exhibitions, studying history, touring the palace, and various other activities.

2. The Great Wall of China

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This wall has become a very popular tourist spot in China. This wall is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. This wall has a very long history, starting to be constructed by various dynasties such as the Qin dynasty, Han dynasty, and Ming dynasty. The length of this wall reaches 8,851 km. The tourists who visit this place can do interesting activities such as taking pictures, learning history, culinary tours, and other activities. It should be noted to always be careful when crossing the stairs.

3. Summer Palace, Beijing

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Summer Palace (Yihe Yuan) palace is 15 km from Beijing city and located in the Haidian district. During the Qing dynasty, this place became the residence of the emperors. There are several parts of tourist attractions in Summer Palace such as:

• Front hall area

The entrance hall area is the grandest part of the Summer Palace. This place has various historical buildings such as Beaoyoun Pavilion, Hall of Colouds, Hall of Glory, and other buildings.

• Rear Hall

Rear Hall has a temple named Houga temple that works as a religious place.

• Front lake area

The lakefront area contains Kunming Lake and Return Lake (Houxi River) connected by many galleries surrounded by pavilions, bridges, and piers.

this place has a clean environment and a very distinctive building with the architecture of its era. To get around in this place visitors can rent a boat.

4. Terracotta Army

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The terracotta army is a collection of statues of soldiers and horses of the original size with a total of about 8099 statues. This statue was made during the qin dynasty to protect the qin emperor after his death in 210–209 BC. The Terracotta Army is designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. When visiting these places tourists will be able to learn the history of the qin dynasty and see the statues in detail.

5. Confucius Temple, Qufu

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The Temple of Confucius (kong hu cu) is one of the three largest architectural complexes in China. The other two buildings in question are the Summer Palace and the Chengde Mountain Resort. It still stands majestically and can witness its beauty and uniqueness. This temple began to be built in 478 BC. This location is a place of religious history located in the city of Qufu. Visitors can see the opening of the Temple of Confucianism, the ceremony of coming of age, Visitors to the House of Confucius, and various things about the teachings of Confucius.

6. Mogao Cave

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Mogao Cave is a historical place that has various works of art and Buddhist scriptures. Mogao Cave also has other names such as Cave of a Thousand Buddhas and Cave of Dunhuang. In 1987 the Mogao Caves were designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of ancient artworks, sculptures, distinctive culture, and the history of Buddhism at Mogao Caves. No need to worry, this place provides a tour guide who will explain the history of this place.

7. Tiananmen Square

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Tiananmen Square is a square located in front of the Forbidden City in downtown Beijing. This field is currently the largest field in the world with an area of ​​about 440,000 m2. This field is often used for state ceremonies and military parades. The tourists usually take pictures and tour the field when visiting these places.

8. Potala Palace, Tibet

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The Potala Palace is a palace located in the Potala Mountains of the city of Lhasa, Tibet. In ancient times this palace served as the residence of the Dalai Lama. For now, the palace serves as a museum. In this place, visitors can learn about the development of Buddhism in Tibet. No need to worry, because the tour guide will explain in detail about this place.

9. Leshan Raksasa Giant Buddha

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Leshan Giant Buddha is a place containing a giant Maitreya Buddha statue which has a height of about 71 meters located in Leshan City, Sichuan Province, China. This statue is the largest Buddha statue in the world and was designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2013.

10. Suzhou Garden, Suzhou

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This park was built during the reign of the Ming dynasty from about 1368 to 1644. This park has an area of ​​about 23,300 m2 located in the city of Suzhou, China. In 1997 the park was registered as a world heritage site by UNESCO. In this park, visitors can enjoy the typical Chinese imperial atmosphere with a distinctive architectural design. In addition, visitors can also enjoy the beauty of various types of plants in this park.

There are many other historical places in China. On this occasion, we will only discuss about 10 historical places in China. Hopefully, the information we provide can inspire tourist destinations for those of you who are traveling to China. Thank you and happy holidays!

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