Must See Attractions on Your China Tour

China is a vast country with endless attractions to see, if you have a limited time travelling, then it’s important to choose a China tour that offers the best the country has to offer, in the time you have.

China tours give you the chance to see the most spectacular sites you often wouldn't see if you were travelling unguided. China tour companies such like Emperor Tours give you an intrepid journey, but also offer all the comforts you would expect while being on holiday. Here are the must see destinations that all tours to China should have:

The Great Wall of China

No trip to China would be complete without seeing the Great Wall of China. As one of the most well-known landmarks in the world, the sheer size of the wall will leave any traveller speechless.

Seeing the Great Wall of China gives you a glimpse of what this ancient civilisation would have been like over 2000 years and what a magnificent achievement it was to build the world longest structure.

Walking along the wall, you can almost imagine what it would have been like for a soldier looking out over the jungle, ready to spot an invader from the north.

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is an ancient imperial palace, which was home to twenty four Chinese emperors between 1420 and 1911. The fact that the palace is termed a ‘city’ gives you some idea of how vast the Forbidden City is, with 9,999 rooms, it spans 960 metres long and 750 metres wide.

A tour of the Forbidden City gives you the opportunity to see ancient Chinese architecture and gives you an insight of what being a Chinese emperor, with unlimited power and resources, would have been like.

Terracotta Warriors

The Terracotta Warriors are one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th century. The army, which consists of 8,000 soldiers and 670 horses, was constructed to protect an emperor buried at the site in the third century BCE.

The life sized figures are displayed in battle formation, with armour and weapons and are a visual representation of what the imperial guard would have looked like in those days of extravagance and pageantry.

This is one landmark that should be one every China tour companies list as it represents on of the most ornate and large scale mausoleums on earth, and certainly one that rivals those of the Pharaohs.

Guilin Karst Mountain Scenery

If you are looking to take in the visual beauty of China’s natural surroundings then the Guilin Karst Mountain Scenery is a must see. It is one of the few places on earth where you can see naturally forged Karst hills and caves.

The imposing hills have been a spiritual destination for travellers dating back to 729 AD. The unique contours of the hills were developed by receding water over millions of years and have left behind magnificent caves formed of limestone and dolomite rocks.

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