Tourism in China is an important industry. Since the beginning of the reform and opening, the tourism rate has increased dramatically in the last few decades. China is now the fourth most visited country in the world.
Only in the first half of 2017 has received 70 million visitors. China is most visited by South Korea tourists. The following countries follow South Korea in terms of tourists visiting China: Vietnam, Japan, United States, Russia, Mongolia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, India, Thailand, and Canada.
China is still regarded as one of the world’s most secretive countries.
Here are 10 Reasons to Visit China:
Kunming is the economic, transportation, industrial and cultural center of Southwest China. It is connected to all major cities of China and Vietnam by rail. The temperate climate is a good place to visit at any time of the year. Due to its beautiful climate, it attracts tourists.
Jiuzhaigou valley is defined as a fairy area due to many waterfalls; snow-capped karst mountains, and blue, turquoise and green colored lakes. Although the habitats of giant pandas are here, you can not see them very often.
Hangzhou and the West Lake, which have natural scenery, are a place immortalized by countless poets and artists. In the 13th century, Marco Polo defined the city as the most beautiful and splendid city in the world. West Lake, Hangzhou’s most famous place, is a large lake separated by road sides. It is covered with antique buildings and gardens for relaxation and spirituality. Visitors will also find pagodas, temples, walkways and tea farms here.
Yangshuo was very famous for its backpackers for cheap times and atmosphere. Today, however, it attracts all kinds of tourists to enjoy the beautiful scenery and karst mountains. Yangshuo is also a good place to take a day trip to Guilin to slowly wander down the Li River. Many visitors rent bicycles here.
Lhasa is one of the most important cities in Tibet and is one of the highest places in the world with 3,500 metric tons. It has managed to protect its culture, despite the many encounters with China. The house of the Potala Palace, Dalai Lama’s former home, was built over the Red Tep a long time ago, 360 years ago. It consists of two parts: the White House, where the Dalai Lama lives, and the Red Palace, where the religious research was conducted. Another palace is Lhasa Norbulingka, built in 1755. Before his exile, he was the Dalai Lama’s summer palace.
Xi’an was the beginning of the indispensable silk road that once tradeed with many countries in Eurasia. At the same time, eleven dynasties were in the imperial seat for some, before the unification, one of China’s Four Great Monuments. The most famous attractions are the newly discovered Terracotta Army, guardian of the tomb of the first emperor of China. Xi’an has walls dating back to the 14th century, 12 km long.
Located in the East China Sea and at the mouth of the Yangtze River, Shanghai is China’s largest city and most developed city. Shopping malls, luxury hotels and prestigious art centers all rise side by side in the city where the skyscrapers of Siluet fill. The city nights in Shanghai represent brilliant neon signposts, lively streets and western appearance of Chinese cities with numerous jobs. The most popular venue for a stroll is the Bund, which is the river bank along the Huangpu River in Shanghai.
8. Great Wall of China
It is a great wall for defense of the Chinese people in order to protect them from Turkish raids. The Great Wall of China is a saddle that was built at different times by various dynasties and merged later. The length of the wall, which is a history of more than 2000 years, is about 21,196 km. It is the tallest artificial structure in the world. There are a few sections of the Chinese Great Wall that the pilgrim find interesting. Badaling is the most popular part on the wall. Because it is close to Beijing, you can easily access and climb it.
9. Hong Kong
Located on the southeastern coast of China, Hong Kong is a shining, world-class commercial center where Chinese cultures, British colonial influences and modern high-tech blend combine. Although Hong Kong has the world’s highest skyscrapers and includes the most dense population, there are many green areas, mountain scenes and beaches. Some of the places that can be seen include Hong Kong’s highest point, The Peak, which presents the famous Victoria Harbor at night with dazzling skyscrapers and breathtaking views of the city.
It is the capital city of China and the most visited city. It is a city whose history is more than 3000 years old and still has many secrets. The other name of the city is Beijing. The city hosts Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, China National Museum and Old and New Summer Palace. In the gardens of Chinese history, it is an ideal city to observe ancient architecture and Chinese culture.