When you think of China and tourism, one of the many attractions that come to mind are the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the majestic Yangtze River. China is one of the few countries that have a well preserved and extremely rich culture. It has a rich history that goes beyond 5,000 years and is one of the oldest birthplaces of human civilizations.
There are different places to visit, from the Mausoleums and Tombs of rulers from ancient China to museums, folk residences, ancient streets and towns, all of which will leave you in awe of their sheer beauty and amazing stories.
Here is a look at three of its top cultural sites:
Great Wall of China
A number of people fly to China to take a look at the impressive Great Wall.It stretches to 6.5 meters across its base, stands at 7.8 meters high and 5.8 meters at its top. It also comprises of a watchtower that rises up to about 12 meters at every 100 meters. Today, a number of people visit the site to explore its wonderful scenic spots andto view the symbol of Chinese civilization.
ForbiddenCity is home to the world’s best preserved ancient royal building complex, with a rich history and culture to its folds. A visit to the Palace Museum will present you a look at the highest architectural level in ancient China. Forbidden City comprises of four gates of entrance that lead you into a building complex that was laid out in precise accordance to the feudal code of architectural hierarchy. It was a reflection of the status and authority of the emperor. The four gates lead to different aspects of the complex with Wu Gate to the south,which is the main entrance, Xihua Gate to the West, Donghua Gate to the east and Shenwu Gate to the north. Back in the day, the interior court is where the emperor and his family lived and the exterior court is where the feudal rulers wielded their power and held festivals and rituals.
Silk Road was a famous trade route in ancient China which beckons many visitors today to take a glimpse at its glorious past. It is a series of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent.A visit to the area lets you embrace a variety of people, attractions, culture, and food among others. You get to take a glimpse at a once prosperous civilization with distinctive culture and natural spots.