Cheap Flights to China
Officially the People’s Republic of China (PRC), China is located in Eastern Asia and is considered to be the most populous country in the world. China is also the third most visited country in the world and is on track to becoming the largest tourist country.
China is well known for its wealth in history and culture as well as for its landscape rich in beauty. Visitors to China can definitely look forward to having a unique experience while building many unforgettable memories. The country offers diverse scenery where travellers can choose to either wander through the busy streets of urbanized cities such as Beijing and Shanghai or roam through heritage cities such as Xi’an and Sichuan.
When planning a holiday in China, there are many sights to see, places to visit and activities to do. Here are just a few of the more popular cities in China to add to the itinerary and should not be missed:
Beijing – China’s capital and the second largest city in the country, Beijing is also one of the oldest cities giving it an interesting blend of ancient and modern in one area. It is also home to some of the most popular tourist spots in the country including the Great Wall of China, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Together with these ancient and historical landmarks are modern buildings and skyscrapers. Some of the better-known structures are the Bird’s Nest Stadium, Olympic Village and a number of impressive shopping malls in Wangfujing Street.
Shanghai – The largest city in China, Shanghai is also considered to be one of the most developed cities in the country. Shanghai is home to several cultural icons and historic sites of China, such as the Yuyuan Garden and Jade Buddha Temple, but together with its colonial legacy, the city offers a unique cultural fusion of the East and the West. The most popular destination in Shanghai would have to be The Bund, which is a waterfront housing a large collection of colonial architecture juxtaposed with modern skyscrapers.
Xi’an – Located in the Shaanxi Province, Xi’an is a historic city and once served as the capital for 13 dynasties. The city is home to many historical ruins, museums and cultural relics thanks to its long and rich history. When visiting Xi’an, a visit to the Terracotta Army is a must-see. It is a large collection of terracotta sculptures, buried with an emperor, located in the Linton District of Xi’an. Other tourist spots to visit are the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Drum Tower and Great Mosque of Xi’an.
Guilin – With a name that means “Forest of Sweet Osmanthus”, Guilin is well known for its scenery of Karst topography. It has stunning limestone landscape with a large number of fragrant Sweet Osmanthus trees. Guilin’s most popular destinations are Yangshuo and Longsheng. Yangshuo is particularly popular among backpackers for its idyllic scenery. Meanwhile, Longsheng is well known for the Longji Rice Terraces built with an intricate pattern on the hillsides of its mountain.
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