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When planning a vacation anywhere in the world, you’ll find yourself spending hours looking up the various things to do and see in the area and deciding which one to choose over the next. China is no exception. As the country itself is very large in size, you’ll find an equally impressive attraction list. China offers a coast line full of activities as well as mountains that house the Great Wall of China. Then you’ll find lots to do and see in China’s big cities, making the list even longer. To help you sort through the different things to do, here’s a list of some of the best attractions that the country has to offer.

The Great Wall of China

Known as one of China’s most prized attractions, the Great Wall of China offers both locals and visitors a rich history as well as spectacular views of the mountains and sea. When traveling to the Great Wall, you’ll find several different points that you can get on and off, making it great for those who want to either take a short hike on it or a longer one. If you’re interested in visiting the wall, but rather do it with others to make sure you see and understand the important parts, you can see more on a fully inclusive tour.

The Forbidden City

Connected with the Ming dynasty, the Forbidden City is is famed attraction that allows visitors to view firsthand a Chinese imperial palace. This attraction is located in the center of Beijing and is a great attraction to visit when staying in the city. You’ll also find lots of other attractions nearby, as well as various restaurants and shopping opportunities.

Temple of Heaven

Another great attraction for those who love Asian architecture is the Temple of Heaven. Here you’ll get to view an imperial complex that consists of various religious buildings. This attraction is also located in Beijing.

Jiuzhaigou

If you’re the type who loves to be outdoors, then you’ll want to make sure to take a trip to Jiuzhaigou. This nature reserve and national park is located in the north of Sichuan province. Here you’ll find mountains and beautiful lakes with deep blue waters, making for some stunning pictures. Though you want to make sure you take a camera or two everywhere you go, this one is a must.

Ming Tombs

The Ming tombs are another great attraction, especially for those who love history lessons. These tombs are comprised of a collection of mausoleums that were built by the various emperors during the Ming Dynasty. This is another great place to bring your camera and you could easily spend a few hours here.

As you can see, China as a whole has a lot to offer. A country great for backpackers, luxury vacationers and honeymooners as well as those traveling with kids in tow, China impresses time and time again, making it a great budget list country.