Explore China's Rich Culture And Long History With These 5 Best Historic Sites To Visit

If you're up to learn a long history and a rich culture, China is the best place to go.
If you're up to learn a long history and a rich culture, China is the best place to go. (Photo: Brian Snelson/Flickr)

If you're up to learn a long history and a rich culture, China is the best place to go. The country has a lot of narratives to tell from its civilization to heritage that tourists need to explore. The nation can even tell its antiquity through its historic sites and other attractions, so here are the five best places you need to visit when in China.

The Great Wall Of China

"Nobody can be a true hero unless he has been on the Great Wall," a popular Chinese saying noted. China is known for its great wall, an ancient monument that spans up to 6,000 kilometers from the fortresses of Shanhaiguan in the east to Jiayuguan in the west. Crossing the Long Wall is like passing through Hebei, Tientsin, Beijing, where tourists can see the best-preserved sections of the wall, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, and Gansu, per PlanetWare.

The Forbidden City Or Imperial Palace

The Forbidden City, or also known as the Imperial Palace, is the largest and most important architecture in China. It is located in the heart of Beijing and a must-see for every tourist.

The Forbidden City started during the Yuan Dynasty between 1271 and 1368. It is a sum of many palaces in one, built in the years between 1406 and 1420 as 24 Ming and Qing Emperors' home.

The Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army in Xi'an is a 2000-year-old underground army. According to China Highlights, farmers discovered the monumental site when they were digging a well in 1976.

But instead of a well, they found the greatest archaeological sites in the world that later turned it into a World Cultural Heritage in 1987. True to its name, the Terracota Army is designed with hundreds of life-sized soldiers that believed to triumph all other Chinese armies in the Warring States Period in 475-221 BC.  

The Bund

The Bund is one of the most "architectural symbols" in Shanghai. It features the world through its majestic buildings and skyscrapers. The other side of the Huangpu, on the other hand, holds one of the leading business districts in the world.

The place became the "epitome of elegance" when a British company opened its office in the building in 1846. The Bund is considered to be the wealthiest place in Shanghai in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Li River

The Li River is one of China's most celebrated landscapes. Its karst terrain is often the subject of many artists. In fact, generations of Chinese painters and poets get their inspiration from its natural beauty with hills, cliffs, farming villages, and bamboo groves. 

These places are only the few sites you can visit when you're in China. The country has a lot of historical places that you can explore that will teach you more about its history. 

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