It shares borders with India and Nepal in the west and to Russia and North Korea in the east. Many of the tallest buildings in the world can be found in China. Through world history, China has played an historically important part with well-known, world changing inventions such as the compass, the craft of papermaking, printing, and ceramics.
Visit Shanghai’s most distinct landmark; Pearl tower! It was the tallest structure in China between 1994-2007. Eat a meal at the revolving restaurant in the lower level or explore the shopping center, but most importantly make sure to enjoy the view.
The terracotta warriors
This army is made up of over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses; all made out of terracotta clay! It was created to act as a guard in the afterlife of Qin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor. Considered one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world and one of the biggest discoveries of the 20th century, it needs to be visited in person to truly see the greatness of it.
In the beating heart of Shanghai’s old quarter – Yu garden can be found. Accounted for being one of the most beautiful and well-known Chinese gardens in the area, it’s the perfect place to relax for a while. Bring a book, find a cooling spot in the shade, and listen to the silent rippling of the water!
Leshan giant buddha
Carved out of red bed sandstone, this depiction of Maitreya, the future Buddha in southern Sichuan stands tall. The 71 meters tall sculpture is the world’s largest and tallest and the by far tallest pre-modern statue. Visit this unique UNESCO world heritage site on foot, boat, or maybe rent a bike to enjoy it from different angles.
Jade dragon snow mountain
This mountain range located in the Yunnan province in southern China is a beautiful sight! For the active visitor, the 13 peaks offer all kinds of activities, skiing, sightseeing, hiking, and mountaineering. Enjoy the breathtaking view and nature.