7 Top Things To Do In China
Visit Ancient Sites
The Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City are top tourist attractions, unlike any other. Be sure to include them on your Chinese travel itinerary. However, although these are the best known, they are far from the only sites of historic value.
The famous terracotta warrior army discovered in the city of Xi'an in China's Shaanxi province now stands guard over a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit this museum and learn more about this fascinating archaeological find.
Do Tai Chi In The Park
Tai Chi is a gentle martial arts form that is practiced by millions of Chinese daily. We found this to be a wonderful way to start the day, in the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing.
Tai Chi is considered to have many benefits, for one’s physical as well as mental health. It’s suitable for all ages, and slow focused movements are a form of meditation. When you’re tired of sightseeing and need to recharge your body and mind, give this ancient art form a go.
Cruise The Yangtze River
Passing through 10 provinces, the Yangtze River is the third-longest in the world. We saw several historic sites on our journey on this mighty waterway. Some of China’s most impressive recent technological achievements are also based around this river.
The abundance of natural vegetation, rocky outcrops, and deep valley gorges that graced our journey made it all the more enjoyable. If you love to explore the great outdoors as much as we do, include a river cruise on your trip.
Tour The Summer Palace
The Summer Palace, once the getaway destination of China’s imperial families, is now a popular tourist getaway. Surrounded by landscaped gardens and restful lakes, it's the ideal spot for some quiet contemplation.