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China is a vast and amazing land country spanning from the deserts in the west to the ocean on the east. It has one of the most textured civilizations in the world and splendid natural scenery, whether you are looking for historical trips, hiking mountains, taking leisure cruise or sampling regional food…China has rich stuff for travelers. At Easy Tour China, you can find varied tours in China based on your interest, tour types as well as tour durations. Here below are the top 10 attractions & top 10 ancient cities recommended for your trip ideas in China.

Top 10 Attractions in China
1. The Great Wall, Beijing - A series of stone and earth fortifications built and rebuilt between the 6th century BC and 16th century to protect the northern borders of Chinese Empire. It winds its way across China covering 5,500 miles. It is the most popular attractions of most China tours. forbidden city beijing

2. Forbidden City, Beijing - also called Palace Museum, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It is accessible from Tiananmen Square, acted as the imperial palace of Ming & Qing emperors from 1420 - 1912.

3. Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xi’an - The terracotta army are the life-sized figures buried with the Emperor Chin Shi Huang (259-210 B.C, the first emperor of China, his reign ruled over Chin was from 247-221BC and unified China from 221 BC to the end of his life in 210 BC). It was discovered in 1974 when a local farmer was digging a well.

karst mountain Guilin4. Karst Mountain in Guilin – Illustrated on the 20 yuan banknote of RMB, for many people who get striking impressions of Guilin – the picturesque Li River flows through fascinating Karst peaks along the way.

5. Potala Palace, Lhasa - Potala Palace was traditionally the sea of Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader. It features the essence of ancient Tibetan architectural art and houses many artifacts of the Tubo Kingdom, with imposing white walls surrounding inner red palace.

6. Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan - Jiuzhaigou is a master piece of natural with dreamlike scenery and natural wonders. It got its name because there are nine Tibetan villages around it. Located around 400km away from Chengdu, it features crystal blue lakes, spectacular waterfalls, lush forests and snow-covered mountains.

7. Yellow Mountain - Known as “the most beautiful mountain in China”, Huangshan features at cliffy peaks, odd-shaped rocks, clouds of sea, sunrise and sunset, hot springs, greeting pines, historical villages….

shibaozhai yangtze cruise8. Yangtze River Cruise - The Yangtze is the longest river in China and the third longest in the world. Take a leisure cruise and see the stunning scenery, interested historical sites that revealing the the myths & legends in China. Visit the gigantic Three Gorges Dam – the world's largest hydroelectric power station along the journey.

9. Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang - A fabulous sight along the famed ancient Silk Road, Mogao Grottoes house the largest, best persevered and richest Buddhist art in the world. Started built in AD366, and carried on through several dynasties, the fantastic collection of devotional art that can be seen today.

10. Classic Gardens in Suzhou - Suzhou is a city with rivers, canals, private gardens, elaborate embroidery, dotted lakes, old stone bridges…. The Ming and Qing dynasties from the 14th to the 20th century were its prime periods of garden building; at one time there were more than 200 private family gardens. The Master of the Nets Garden, the Lion Grove, the Humble Administrator's Garden and the Lingering Garden are the top visited ones.

teracotta army XIanTop 10 Ancient Cities
Beijing - the greatest historical city in China, it has been 700 years as the capital city & over 3000 years of historical records. Beijing houses many famous tourist sites: the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Hutongs and so on. Many travelers will start their tours in China from this city.

Xi’an - Xi’an was called Chang’an in ancient times, and famed as the “four worlds civilized ancient cities” with ancient Athens, Cairo and roman, with more ancient character and atmosphere than that of Beijing. Historical sites are: Terracotta Army, ancient city wall, Shaanxi History Museum and so on.

Nanjing - With a history of around 2,500 years, splendid culture, gorgeous view and great location on Yangtze River, Nanjing is definitely an ancient city that worth a visit. Histrical sites are Xiaoling, Sun Yatsen's Mausoleum, Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang's Tomb, and the Confucius Temple.

watertown SuzhouLuoyang - Situated on the central plain of China, one of the cradles of the Chinese civilization, Luoyang was one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China from Eastern Zhou (1045–770 BC) to the Later Tang (923–937). Evidence of ancient capitals is Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple, Eastern Zhou Carriage Museum and Luoyang Museum.

Suzhou – with its 489 cultural significance sites, Suzhou is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. With a history of 2500 years, the private gardens, the linking canal & rivers make a typical ancient water city in southern China. Historical attractions are Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lingering Garden, and Tiger Hill and so on.

Kaifeng - Kaifeng located at the southern bank of Yellow River, it was one of the imperial seats in ancient times, and achieved its prosperity in Song dynasty between 907 and 1127. Local sites are Iron Pagoda, Dragon Pavilion, and Jewish Community and so on.

tea plantation hangzhouHangzhou - Hangzhou is known in history with its beautiful natural scenery, great location in Yangtze River Delta and its economic power. Historical attractions include: West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Dragon well tea Plantation and National Tea Museum.

Lhasa - Lhasa has been the capital of Tibet since around 640 AD, the second largest cities on Tibetan Plateau besides Xi’ning. It contains many cultural significance Tibetan Buddhist sites like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Norbulingka.
Chengdu - been the capital city of Sichuan region for around 2,000 years, Chengdu boosts glorious history and interesting culture. Historical significances are Leshan Giant Buddha, Dujiang Irrigation System, Jinli Old Street and Mountain Emei.

Anyang - It is special among China's ancient capitals as it was the earliest known capital of China”. During the Shang Dynasty (1600–1046 BC), Anyang presided over a kingdom between the Lower Yellow River and the Yangtze middle reaches (only 10% of China). Attractions include the Shang Dynasty ruins and the Museum of Chinese Characters.

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