China: homeland of more than paper and gunpowder
China is one of the oldest and most populous countries in the world. Unexplored places, bizarre constructions, ancient buildings, and much of what a resident of Europe or Russia cannot imagine are hidden within it.
China could inexplicably combine fidelity to tradition and modernity, sky-high skyscrapers and small farm houses. Along with a leisurely and measured rice cultivation, the technologies of the future are mastered here.
In China, there is enough space not only for rice fields, but also for the attractions that the country is rich in. Tourists will definitely not be bored there, and the list of places to visit can be endless.
The Forbidden City is located in the heart of Beijing. The largest palace complex amazes visitors not only with its size, but also with the beauty of the buildings, which are breathtaking. Throughout the Forbidden City, the spirit of Ancient China soars with its unique flavor.
The city was built specifically for the imperial family. For hundreds of years, two dynasties lived and ruled in it: Ming and Qing. Since 1914, a museum was founded in the palace complex.
The construction of the temple lasted from 1406 to 1420. The name literally means Heavenly Altar. Tourists are attracted by great acoustics. Many specially visit the temple early in the morning when there are no other visitors to personally hear how even the quietest whispers are repelled from the walls and sound throughout the temple.
Every year, for almost five hundred years, the emperors of the Middle Kingdom visited the temple to offer gifts to the heavenly patrons and ask for fertility and good luck.
The most famous archaeological find in the world. The terracotta army represents hundreds of life-size sculptures of warriors that were supposed to guard the emperor in his afterlife.
The terracotta army includes 8 thousand soldiers, 520 horses and 130 chariots.
All these statues were buried underground along with the deceased emperor. Only in 1947, due to a coincidence of circumstances and hard work of the peasants, the burial was nevertheless discovered.
The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the tallest palace in the world. Not only does this architectural splendor have 13 floors, the palace is located on a hilltop, which adds even greater grandeur.
The palace is famous for the fact that the Dalai Lama himself once lived in it. Particular attention should also be paid to the style of construction and architecture of the palace.
The great Wall of China
Of course, what a trip to China, without visiting the Great Wall. The length of the building, designed to protect the country from the enemy more than 20 kilometers. Initially, it was built of stone, but over time it was constantly strengthened with various materials. Now in the wall you can find pressed earth, bricks, wood and much more that could be suitable for improving the building.
The wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is protected by the government.
Many experts believe that the wall is more popular than the Eiffel Tower and one of the most photographed attractions in the world.
China is the birthplace of not only paper and gunpowder. Along with great inventions, the Chinese people created unique structures that still amaze architects around the world with their construction, durability, strength and beauty.