China is a huge and interesting country. It is a financial and cultural center and certainly a place most of us want to visit. Even if you are there for business, it is worth seeing the best cities in the country, or at least the ones that attract the most activity around them. Today, we will present the best cities to give yourselves a tour of.
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Beijing is the capital of China. Popularly it is the second-largest city in the country, after Shanghai. With a long history of more than 3000 years, today Beijing is considered China’s political, economic, educational, and cultural center. There, visitors can see numerous cultural and historical monuments, which are significant tourist attractions. Tiananmen Gate is one of the most visited monuments. Geographically it is very close to the Imperial Palace and is the main entry point to the “Forbidden City.” The imposing buildings of the” Forbidden City” housed the palace that the ruler of the Chinese empire lived in, as well as the Houses of the other officials who surrounded the emperor. Do not forget to visit the largest and oldest garden in China, the Summer Palace, which has been for a long time the resort of the emperors. In addition to the Great Wall. The Temple Of Heaven, The National Stadium (“Bird’s Nest”), but also the area with skyscrapers, where the heart of the country’s business world beats, so include them in your tour.
With a long history, with exceptional beauty natural landscapes, but also with the characteristic spicy cuisine, in the southwest of China, the city of Chongqing, is definitely your “ultimate” destination. If you love nature, then it is good to go through the Hot Spring Park, The Old Town of Ciqikou, the Dazu Rock Carvings, and the museum “Three Gorges.” Try tea, local delicacies, chat with the locals, walk through the old streets of the city or just stay in the city to admire the unparalleled views offered by the skyscrapers.
China’s third-largest city is Guangzhou. It is famous mainly for its cuisine but also its intense commercial export activity. Here you will not only encounter endless skyscrapers and shopping centers but you will also admire the history and tradition that is equally rich. Besides, the city of Guangzhou is among the 24 cities of China with strong historical interest. Visit the Bright Filial Piety Temple, The Ancestral Temple Of The Chen family as well as the mausoleum of King Nanyue. Finally, there are also samples of architecture with Westernized influences, such as the Cathedral “Sacred Heart.”
Shanghai holds the title of the largest metropolis in China. In the Chinese metropolitan center, everything is changing and evolving. We could describe it as the city of contrasts, where the East meets the West. If you find yourself in China’s most influential financial center, do not miss to take your walk to the Bund, a seaside area 1.5 km long, with excellent examples of architecture influenced by Gothic, Renaissance, and romantic style. Equally lovely is the walk to the Yuyuan Garden, where you will admire representative samples of Chinese architecture. In the area of Pudong, you will “get lost” in front of the view from the high-rise skyscrapers and do your shopping on the famous and bustling Nanjing Street.
one of the most rapidly developing cities, Shenzhen, in the south of China, attracts more and more visitors to the domestic and international elite. It has emerged as China’s most attractive for foreigners, city. Descriptively we would describe it as a huge economic giant, with rare natural beauty but also avant-garde architecture. In your list of destinations, including Window of the World, Shenzhen Park, as well as the coastal areas of Da Meisha and Xiao Meisha. In the positives of this city, we can add the long summer, the “pleasant” winter temperatures, and also the careful cleanliness of the city.