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a tour around fascinating China
Sewell - March 18, 2015
a holiday with a difference, China offers incredible vistas, remarkable
architecture and great cities. There many great things to see and do in
this unique country.
you are thinking in terms of touring
holidays in China, the following gives a brief introduction into just
some of the wonderful attractions on offer.
Great Wall of China
this is your first visit to China, this destination is an absolute must.
The Great Wall of China has been dubbed one of the Seven
Wonders of the Medieval World, and it is easy to see why.
wall is built along an east-to-west line and stretches right across the
historical northern borders of China. According to an archaeological survey,
this incredible construction, including several natural defensive points
along the way, covers an amazing 21,196 km (13,171 mi).
were rumours that you can see the wall all the way from the Moon, but apparently
the astronauts that visited the Moon never mentioned it. However,
NASA did say that on a clear day they can just make it out from space.
by local farmers in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province in 1974,
this fascinating collection of terracotta
sculptures depicts the armies, horses and chariots of the first Emperor
of China, Qin Shi Huang. One of the most fascinating examples of
funerary art, the sculptures were buried with the emperor when he died
in around 210-209 BCE and their duty was to protect him in his afterlife.
these sculptures can be seen standing in row after row. There are,
apparently, 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots along with 520 horses and around
150 cavalry horses. What is unusual in such a large display is that each
soldier has his own unique features. The collection of sculptures is a
UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been called the Mausoleum of the First
a true scenic experience in China, a cruise on the Yangtze River cannot
be beaten. The river is the longest in Asia and third-longest in
the world, at 6,300 kilometers (3,915 mi). It is also the longest
river in the world to flow entirely within one country.
more popular Yangtze River cruises accommodate you comfortably for around
four days and take you sailing through the Three Gorges, a magnificent
landscape of vertical cliffs which beautifully frame the river.
only do the views offer a unique scenic experience, however, as along the
way it is possible to visit the Chengdu Giant Panda Conservation Centre,
which is mentioned below.
Yangtze River in the Public
Panda Conservation Centre
giant panda is one of the rarest animals in the world and is considered
a Chinese national treasure.
to the rarity of these fascinating creatures, there are estimated to be
only around 1,500 pandas left in the world, including those in the wild
and in several nature reserves in Dujiangyan City, Chongzhou City, and
Dayi County. Also the Sichuan Wolong Giant Panda Nature Reserve is located
around 130 km (81 mi) from Chengdu and is considered the largest in the
breeding and conservation
centre itself is located in a metropolitan area in Chengdu, Sichuan
province in Southwest China and is one of a kind. A visit to these cute
creatures is just one of the must-see options in fascinating China.
Chengdu Pandas CC by-SA 3.0 Hyjk2000
conclusion, China’s diverse and scenic landscapes, fascinating historic
and cosmopolitan cities and tasty cuisine offer a holiday of a lifetime
to suit everyone. In fact, you may find yourself returning to experience
more and maybe go sailing off into the sunset on the lovely Yangtze River.
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