By Kevin Miura
1) The Forbidden Palace
The forbidden Palace was built during 1406 to 1420 and was estimated to have used at least used 70 billion dollars (about $220 per person in the US) when it was built! between 1420 and 1924 the Forbidden Palace was used for Chinese emperors to live in. But starting from 1925 it was declared a world heritage site!
In the forbidden Palace you can see pre-cious and valuable treasures from mostly the Qing and Ming dynasties. You can see where the emperor sleeps before and you can even eat ice cream that is shaped like the forbidden palace!
2) Pearl Tower
The Oriental Pearl Tower was the tallest in China during 1994 to 2007 but after that it was not. The tower has 11 spheres, big and small. The two biggest spheres, on the side of the tower, have diameters of 50 meters for the lower and 45 meters for the upper. They are linked by three columns, each 9 meters in diameter. The highest sphere is 14 meters in diameter.
If you come to China, you should visit the oriental pearl tower inside there is glass board walks... And all sorts of fun stuff.
3) The Terra-Cotta army
The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures a recreation of the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the emperor of Qin dynasty. It is a form of sculpture buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE with the purpose of protecting the emperor in his next life. The figures, estimating from the late third century BCE, were discovered in 1974 by farmers in Lintong Village, outside Xian, Shanxi, China.
It is a wonderful sight you can see the terra-cotta army of the Qin dynasty and you can buy sculptures that was made from the dirt in hole. But go on a workday or else you will be sorry. Fun fact! Did you know that the dirt that buried the terra-cotta army has been fried?
4) Jiuzhaigou Valley
Jiuzhaigou Valley is a nature reserve and park found in the Sichuan province. A long valley and was inscribed a UNESCO site in 1992 and a world environment reserve in 1997 It is part of the Min mountains on the edge of the Tibetan plateaus and stretches over 180,000 acres (about the area of Austin, Texas).
If you want to go to Jiuzhaigou Valley, go now! Earthquakes happen often there so it might be destroyed in a few years. Go before it is destroyed!
Which is the most exciting place for you? Now that you know good places/fun places in China. Go!
5) The Great wall of China
The Great Wall of China is a series of walls that were built across the historical northern borders of ancient Chinese states and Imperial China as protection against various countries from Europe and Asia. Several walls were built from as early as the 7th century BC, with selective stretches later joined together by Qin Shi Huang the emperor of Qin dynasty. But now days there are no more walls that were left from Qin dynasty.
If you go, be prepared for the extreme heat. And you must walk hundreds of meters back and forward so be prepared!
6) Leshan Giant Buddha
The Leshan giant Buddha is a 71-metre-tall stone statue, built during the Tang Dynasty. It is carved out of a cliff face of sandstones that lies at the side of the Min River and Dadu River in the southern part of Sichuan province in China. Near the city of Leshan. The stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, with the rivers flowing below its feet. It is the largest and tallest stone Buddha statue in the world.
Those are my perspective of “Should go places” in China. IF you were writing a writing about this what would be your top things?
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