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Top 10 attractions in China – uncover a cultural cauldron

Move through the charming wonders of the Far East where historic sites mingle with beautiful scenery. Make your way to China for some of the most sought after attractions in the world.


Forbidden City

The capital city of Beijing welcomes history buffs to the famed Forbidden City which allows for time to be spent admiring one of the country's cherished destinations. Having once been the imperial palace of 24 emperors belonging to the Qing and Ming Dynasties, the premises has etched its presence in Chinese history with outstanding architectural elements beautifying its entirety. Further, the Forbidden City is amongst the 5 most important places in the world which is one of the many feathers in its cap.


Great Wall

The Great Wall runs through awe-inspiring scenery from the west to the east of the country, and while being named amongst New Seven Wonders of the World is a classic example of defensive architecture that was once used to ward off tribes and armies. It is rated as the longest wall in the world (nearly 5,000 km) and those staying in Beijing will have access to some of its most stunning and well-preserved sections.


Terracotta Army

Stumbled upon by a group of farmers in 1974, the Terracotta Army in Xi'an is, in fact, life-size models of the forces that did battle during the Warring States Period. The area is currently a World Heritage Site; a feat achieved in 1987.


Li River

Featuring idyllic waterways, farming villages, green hills and steep cliffs, the Li River and all it stands for would invariably leave you breathless. Often a popular place of refuge for local poets and painters to craft their work, these waters can be voyaged on should you wish to get away from the bustle of city life.


Yellow Mountains

More treasured and adored for the national park that is found within, the Yellow Mountains are where one ought to be visiting if contemplating a holiday in Eastern China. Found in close proximity to Hangzhou and Shanghai, the region lets one explore delightful sun rises, towering pine trees, bizarre rock formations and hot springs.


West Lake

Modeled along a recreational garden-style park, Hangzhou's West Lake area paves the way for a truly remarkable experience. Here, one might cycle around the lake or even go on a leisurely cruise taking in the sublime views of rolling hills, iconic pagodas, arched bridges and friendly folk in the distance.



If you are in Chendgu then you must call by any of the three destinations which house the national treasure of China; the giant panda. Observe these gentle giants in its natural habitat at the Bifengxia Panda Base or even sign up as a volunteer at Dujiangyan Panda Valley where close encounters are all but a given.


The Bund

The cosmopolitan metropolis of Shanghai calls for a careful and eager eye as the locale presents many an opportunity to admire an array of sites. Amongst those worthy of one's attention is The Bund. With marvelous skyscrapers and a mix of European buildings to visit, you will surely find it impossible to stop clicking on your camera.


Drum Tower

Gone are the days when drums would be beaten signaling night curfews and city patrols but the Drum Tower remains one of the best sites to visit when residing at nearby Ningbo apartments in China. Located close to Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Ningbo, the Tower which saw the light of day in 1272 has over the years been rebuilt on multiple occasions and stands testament to the traditional practices of the dynasties of old. A major attraction of the place is the drumming troupe which begins beating drums from 9.30 a.m. every day.


Nantang Old Street

Should one want to learn of the way of the locals in Ningbo, then why not make a beeline for Nantang Old Street? With plenty of narrow paths to walk along and food stalls & comfy cafes to delight in, one's foodie senses would surely be enticed no sooner you are here.

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