Top 6 Places to Visit during Cultural Journeys in China
Do you want to visit the historical sites of China? Or do you want to explore the vibrant and majestic culture of ethnic minorities? Or do you want to dive deep into the history of the civilization with a past spanning back over 5,000 years? If so, you would like to explore, enjoy, experience the rich culture of China, and to fulfill this, you need to be a part of a cultural tour in China.
Be a part of 21 days or 8 days or 18 days or 16 days of culture journeys in China and visit the historical and cultural treasures of the land.
Mutianyu Great Wall
Located 40 miles to the north of Beijing city, the Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the best-known and best-preserved Great Wall sections. This wall is connected with Lianhuachi in the east and Jiankou in the west. The hike takes about around 3 hours. It features an extremely striking natural panorama from the top of the wall. This section of the Great Wall is comparatively easier to climb than most of the other sections.
The Forbidden City was the ancient Chinese imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is considered as one of the top important palaces of all time around the world. Here, you can see the largest collection of well-preserved medieval wooden structures. This City is composed of a ceremonial Outer Court and a residential Inner Court. You can find several trees in the Inner Court, but no trees in the Outer Court. For almost 500 years, it served as the seat of the Emperors in Ming and Qing Dynasties, as well as the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government.
Shaanxi Provincial History Museum
Rich in cultural relics, the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum is one of the first huge state museums with the up to date facilities in China. Situated in the northwest of the Xi’an Wild Goose Pagoda, it was constructed in 1983. The museum houses more than 370,000 precious relics unearthed in Shaanxi, including silver, gold, and bronze wares, pottery figures and ancient coins. The basement of the museum offers the opportunity to also see the magnificent mural paintings from Tang tombs.
Terracotta Warriors museum
Terracotta Warriors museum is the most notable destination for the ones want to explore the culture of the land. Here, you will find a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a kind of funerary art that buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE. The purpose of this tomb was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. This museum has gained worldwide attention for the skilled craftsmanship and attention to detail put into each sculpture.
Built during the Tang Dynasty, Giant Buddha is a 71-meter (233 ft) tall stone statue that always awestruck the visitors. It is carved on a cliff face. And the looks overview the convergence of the Dadu, Minjiang, and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan providence. The stone sculpture also faces towards the Buddhist holy mountain, mount Emei. It is the largest stone Buddha in the world, and it is by far the world’s tallest pre-modern statue.
The name of this site is borrowed from the previously unknown Bronze Age culture that settled in Sichuan. Sanxingdui is now believed to be the site of an ancient civilization. The culture which inhabited it was re-discovered in 1987. It was the time when archaeologists excavated astonishing artifacts, that radiocarbon dating dated as being from the 12th-11th centuries BCE.
Besides the mentioned ones, there are other places to visit. Along with visit the historical and cultural places, if you want to satiate your adventurous spirit, you can also be a part of a China Adventure tour. Just book your tour and start your journey today.
Author bio: Bingwen Yang is a regular blogger on China adventure tour and cultural tours. In this write-up, he has talked about a few places that you should visit during culture journeys in China.