We liked so much the tour of the main cities of Mexico that we did the other day that today we want to do the same in another important and different country: the People’s Republic of China. Keep in mind that today tourism has become one of the main keys to the country’s development, so the Government has decided to pave the way for foreigners who want to enter China. To do this, it will facilitate obtaining visas and will make them last longer. With this measure they intend to increase the number of visits from abroad and increase direct flights from other corners of the world.
Well, as from now on and for the next few years traveling to the Asian country will be easier for you wherever you are, today we have decided to introduce you to some of the cities that you should visit if you ever have the opportunity to visit China . Would you like to join us?
The first city we have to talk to you about is Beijing, also known as Beijing. The capital of China has 12 million inhabitants and its main attraction is its urban center, where the Forbidden City is located, a magical place declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO . Begun by order of the Yongle Emperor in 1404, it features 800 spectacular buildings, imperial thrones, and impressive gardens. If you visit the city, you should not miss the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, Jingshan Park, Tiananmen Square, the Old Summer Palace, the White Pagoda, the Yonhehong and, a few kilometers from the city, the Great Wall and the Qing and Ming tombs.
Of course, the largest city in China is Shanghai, which has more than 20 million inhabitants and is considered its main economic and financial center . Among its main attractions we find the futuristic neighborhood of Pudong, with emblematic buildings such as the Pearl of the East, the Jin Mao or the Shanghai World Financial Center; the legacy of the colonial era; the Huangpu River; the Maglev, which is the world’s first magnetic levitation train; the Yuyuan Gardens or the Jade Buddha Temple.
If we take a tour of the main cities of China we cannot forget Lhasa, which is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. As you can imagine, here you can soak up the Tibetan culture. In fact, "lhasa" means "holy place where the gods live." If you visit the city you will not be able to miss the Jokhang Temple, with a history of 13 centuries; the Potala Palace, the former seat of the Tibetan Government and winter residence of the Dalai Lama; Barkhor Street; and the Sera and Drepung monasteries.
Capital of Saanxi Province, Xi’an is considered the political and economic center of the country’s interior provinces and the northwestern region. However, what is most striking about the city is its importance in history . And it is here that 10 Chinese dynasties established their capital, among which those of Zhou West, Qin Han West and Sui Tang stand out. In addition, being one of the 4 oldest capitals in the world, it has very rich tourist resources. Without a doubt, the main attraction is its more than 6,000 terracotta warriors of the first Chinese emperor, although you can not miss places such as the Great Goose Pagoda, the Huaqing Thermal Lagoon, the Hua Mountain, the Neolithic town of Banpo or the Muslim quarter. , where you can visit the Great Mosque.