1. The Great Wall
Location: Across North China, near Beijing
Tours: Great Wall Tours in Beijing
The Great Wall is one of the grandest historic architectures in China even in the world. As the longest wall in the world, it is an awe-inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture. Its winding path over rugged country and steep mountains takes in some great scenery. It deserves its place among "the New Seven Wonders of the World" and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China.
2. The Yangtze River
Location: Across South China
Tour: Beijing Round Trip Tour
The Yangtze is commented as the third longest river in the World, but the longest river within a single country. The Yangtze River has a great advantage case for being the most interesting and popular river in the world due to its widest variety of outstanding tourist attractions, scenery and culture along its length, all of which created several world records and make China more unique.
3. Terracotta Army
Location: Xi'an, Central China
Tours: Beijing to Xi an Tours
The Terracotta Army has laid underground for more than 2000 years in Xi'an which was one of the most famous ancient city of China. However, in 1974, farmers digging a well uncovered one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world. In December 1987, UNESCO enrolled it as a World Cultural Heritage Site. It is of great significance because the hundreds of detailed lifesize models represent the powerful and prosperity of China at that time.
4. The Bund
Location: Shanghai, East China
Tour: Beijing Round Trip Tour
The Bund is one of the most representative architectural symbols of Shanghai. Looking out on the river, various cargo vessels, speedier tourist ferries and other locally owned boats navigate. Towering skyscrapers such as the Oriental Pearl Tower line the river, and the neon lights indicating the offices of top world brands and European architecture surrounding them.
5. Li River
Location: Guilin, Southwest China
Tour: Classic China Tour
The charmning landscape and scenery along the 83-kilometer-long Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo is the most beautiful part. The landscape is decorated with startling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves and farming villages, and is lined with bamboo groves. As one of the most popular and picturesque scenic spots in China, the Li River was listed as one of the World’s Top Ten Watery Wonders by America’s National Geographic Magazine.
6. Victoria Harbor
Location: Hong Kong, South China
Tour: Beijing Cruise Tour
The victoria Harbour of Hong Kong is among the world's most beautiful skylines with a backdrop of Victoria Peak. Wonderful and stunning views of the city and harbor area can be had in the observation decks of the tallest buildings and from Victoria Peak. The tourists can also appreciate a special light show in the evening time.
7. The Yellow Mountains
Location: Huangshan, East China
Tours: Beijing Round Trip Tours
As famous for its stunning and marvelous scenery, the Yellow Mountains is one of the most famous and beautiful mountains in China. It was enlisted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990. Outstanding natural beauty is Huangshan's number one feature. Yellow Mountain’s classic attractions could be counted as five natural wonders in the winter: the imaginatively named pines, oddly-shaped rocks, the sea of clouds, hot springs and winter snowscapes.
8. West Lake
Location: Hangzhou, East China
Tours: Top China Tours
West Lake is an elegant man-made park which was built for recreation. It is a place of tranquility where urbanity becomes a silhouette on the northeast horizon and mountains near and far surround it on the other three sides. The occasional pagoda and Chinese-style arched bridge add atmosphere to the tree-lined walkways, verdant islands and hills.
9. The Potala Palace
Location: Lhasa, Tibet, Southwest China
Tour: Top 10 Beijing Tour
The Potala Palace was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1994. It is a huge treasure house of materials and articles from Tibetan history, religion, culture and art. And it is widely known for the precious sculptures, murals, scriptures, Buddha statues, antiques, and religious jewelry housed in it.
10. Yungang Grottoes
Location: Datong, North China
Tours: China Tours
Inscribed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2001, Yungang Grottoes represent the excellent achievement of Buddhist sculptural art of ancient China, and it is the largest among the four most famous ancient grotto complexes in China. Yungang Grottoes with 252 caves and 51,000 Buddhist statues are the classical masterpieces of of Chinese Buddhist art in the 5th and 6th centuries. The whole grotto complex is magnificent with delicate carvings. All the statues are precious and vivid, representing the prosperity of the development of art, architecture, music and religion at that time.