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Top 9 best attractions in China- A brief guide on the best of the best.

China is a massive country and is home to many historical sites and a culture that has been around for thousands of years. Here are some places to visit.

1

The Great Wall of China

Being the number one world wonder, visiting The Great Wall of China is a definite destination that should be included in your bucket list. Holding a rich history behind its construction and structure, it is indeed a fascinating destination to be visited. The wall sections consist of a series of triple-lined walls, watchtowers, beacon towers, fortresses and military structures. In fact, the sections are compound with natural defensive barriers such as rivers and hills.

2

The Stone Forest

The stone forest is surrounded by a set of attractive limestone formations that are 210 million years old and consist of gigantic stone pillars. Since the stones have unique shapes that represent figures and actions, it is quite interesting to look at them and decipher what they represent. Some of the famous opinions include a formation which looks like a mother and son going for a walk and another where a rhinoceros is looking at the moon. The attraction is in close proximity to many hotels in Kunming thus making it easily accessible from accommodations like Grand Park Kunming.

3

The Forbidden City

The forbidden city embraces today's largest palace complex in the world containing palaces, courtyards, buildings and rooms which are all built by wood. It is said that it is full of haunting memories of China. In fact, if you walk in there, the many colossal pillars and dragons head surrounding you might make you feel like you are trapped.

4

The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is a magical structure which is filled with ancient imageries that represents the colour blue as heaven and the flat square base as earth. Its magnificent architecture along with an intelligent and impressive geometrical setup makes it quite a popular landmark in the city.

5

Huanglong National Park

Alternatively known as the "Golden Dragon Valley", it contains five attractions namely; rainbow ponds, limestone sandbars, snow-capped peaks, ravines and virgin forests. Your visit to this national park is guided by a perfect temperature and the beautiful sun shines. The most delighting fact is that there is a five-coloured pool; a stunning pond that is bound to take your breath away.

6

Sichuan Panda Sanctuaries

If you are looking forward to seeing pandas lively, this is the best destination for you. This reserve encompasses a zoo, park and a panda enclosure. The giant pandas are in concrete spaces that open to massive outdoor spaces. In fact, there is on-site panda nursery and tourists can watch them or take an enjoyable amble across the open outdoor.

7

Macau Historic Centre

This destination unites Europe and Asia in terms of how Europeans blended with the Asians through trading. It consists of a number of buildings and gardens which are linked along the island's narrow street and ancient mosaic pathways.

8

Ming Dynasty Tombs

This embraces the architectural complexity where each tomb begins with a stone bridge and is known for one of the largest stone archways in China. At the end of the Great Palace Gate, you will find twelve pairs of stone statues and legendary sacred animals that are bound to captivate you.

9

Kaiping Diaolou

This consists of multi-storeyed defensive village houses which represent Chinese and Western architectural structures. The Diaolou structures came in handy for three purposes; a temporary refuge, fortified residence and watchtowers. In summary, this place consists of a unique set of watchtowers known as "Diaolou".

10

Terracotta Warriors

Though the construction is over 2000 years old, they are still unconventional in terms of craftsmanship and is one of the most noteworthy archaeological excavations of the 20th century.