Cultural sightseeing in China

Thousands of tourists flock to China every year to see the majestic Great Wall of China with their own eyes, visit Buddhist temples or wander through its bustling shopping streets. Here you can capture the picturesque landscapes, natural attractions, and man-made architectural monuments that give this country an unforgettable flavor and uniqueness. In this country, ancient monasteries stand next to modern buildings of glass and concrete. Residences of emperors of different dynasties are striking with their splendor and richness.
China is a country that is rich in culture and historic sights. Almost a hundred of Chinese cities are home to priceless landmarks such as ancient …
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China's calling card is the Great Wall of China, the construction of which began in the 3rd century BC. This grandiose monument of architecture is presently exposed to adverse effects: tourists try to take a "piece of history" with them, literally dismantling the wall brick by brick, street artists leave their graffiti here. Sometimes, by order of the government, parts of the wall are destroyed for the construction of highways. However, it remains one of the most visited cultural sites. The most favorable location to observe the wall is Badaling mountain area, 60 km from Beijing.
In the heart of the capital is the Forbidden City - the residence of the imperial dynasties of Qing and Ming. Today this part is open to the public and includes more than 980 buildings of different epochs, amazing in their splendor and decoration. The next must-visit destination is the sacred city of Lhasa with its many temples and prayer halls. The Jokhang Temple built in the Middle Ages is shrouded in many mysteries. There is a legend that its Buddha's statue made of various metal alloys was consecrated by the Buddha himself, so after visiting this place, all negative energy goes away. Copyright
China is a country of contrasts where the cultures of the West and the East are united into a single whole. The same goes for cooking. Chinese cuisine …
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Tiananmen Square is one of the world's largest city squares and the historical center of the city. That's where state parades are held and the ceremony of raising the national flag takes place every day. In the province of Xi'an, tourists are greeted by the "Terracotta Army" - the legacy of Qin Shi Huang This is more than seven thousand statues made of clay. Each of the life-size soldiers has his own face and armor. It is believed that they guard their emperor in the afterlife.
To touch the history of ancient China, be sure to visit Pingyao Ancient City. Over the past 700 years, its appearance has not changed much. The city wall surrounding the city has been preserved in its original form, and numerous churches and palaces are present objects of cultural heritage. All houses are built in the traditional Chinese architectural manner. About four thousand buildings keep a memory of the traditions of China. Residents of this city try to preserve the authentic look of their city. Even modern buildings here harmoniously fit into the surrounding landscape.
China is a country where the rapid development of industry goes hand in hand with centuries of history. The main national trait of the country's …
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The mausoleum of Mao Zedong is Beijing's most visited place. At the entrance, tourists are greeted by a huge 3.5-meter-tall statue of the Great Helmsman, to the foot of which people lay flowers. The atmosphere of this place is more like in a temple: here it is forbidden to talk loudly, take pictures or even stop. Strict guards at the entrance divide people into two streams, sending them to the central hall where they can see the leader's body covered by a red flag. Visiting the mausoleum only lasts about one minute, not counting the time spent in a queue. For many travelers, feeling the presence of the great Mao and touching the history become important points of visiting the capital of the People's Republic of China.
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Map of all art museums
Art galleries in China
♥   Art museum 'Beijing Art Museum' Beijing. On the map   Photos
♥   Art museum 'Beijing World Art Museum' Beijing. On the map   Photos
♥   Art museum 'Capital Museum' Beijing. On the map   Photos
♥   Art museum 'China Art Museum' Shanghai. On the map   Photos
♥   Art museum 'Guanfu Museum' Beijing. On the map   Photos
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas in China
♥   Cathedral, Shaowu 邵武. On the map   Photos
♥   Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Changsha 长沙. On the map   Photos
♥   Cathedral of St. Joseph, Chongqing 重庆. On the map   Photos
♥   Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Hangzhou 杭州. On the map   Photos
♥   Basilica of Our Lady Help of Christians, Sheshan 佘山. On the map   Photos
♥   Cathedral of St. Ignatius (Xujiahui Church), Shanghai 上海. On the map   Photos
♥   Church of St. Francis Xavier (Dongjaidu Church), Shanghai 上海. On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in China
♥   Palace 'Daming Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Epang Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Forbidden City' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Hangzhou Imperial Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Ming Imperial Palace' Nanjing. On the map   Photos
Extreme Guinness-type places in China

Da Yunhe Grand Canal

From the series “The most interesting UNESCO sites in China”
The Grand Canal is another permanent symbol of China and one of the country's most recognizable landmarks. This navigable channel is one of the oldest in the world. It took almost two thousand years to build it. This canal began to be built in the 6th century BC. The formation of a unique hydraulic structure was fully completed in the thirteenth-century ad. The canal still does not lose its importance, despite the fact that more than one hundred years have passed since its construction.

The length of the canal excluding branches is 1,782 km. If we take into account the branches to Beijing and other major cities in its structure, the total length of the waterways will be about 2,470 km. The maximum width of the channel is 350 meters. The widest place is in Shanghai. The channel has 21 … Read all

Chengjiang Archeological Preserve

From the series “The most interesting UNESCO sites in China”
It will be interesting to visit the Chengjiang Paleontological Park for those who have long dreamed of visiting a real archaeological reserve. It is located in the eponymous county of China. The area of this park is 512 hectares. Unique fossils, as well as other archaeological artifacts, were discovered on its territory. As the researchers were able to establish, samples of fossils of almost 200 species of ancient animals were found here. They belong to the early Cambrian period.

Fossils of marine organisms make up the bulk of the finds. They lived in these places more than 500 million years ago. Some of the samples found are so rare that scientists have not yet been able to classify them. The very first paleontological artifacts were discovered in these places in 1912. The largest … Read all
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Culture and monuments in popular cities of China

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