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What to See After You’ve Seen the Great Wall

What to See After You’ve Seen the Great Wall

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By | Wednesday 21 February, 2018 21 February, 2018
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Our world is truly beautiful, both in its natural and man-made wonders. So, you’ve seen the Great Wall but there is so much more to experience and explore in China. Don’t be rude and think you’ve seen it all! Instead, move onto what to see next in our wonderful world. To help you out, in this article, we are going to take a look at some of the best places to visit once you’ve seen the Great Wall of China.

Kashgar

Region populated by the Uyghur people looks like a different world compared to the rest of China. Uyghur people are a Turkic ethnic group and speak very little Mandarin or English. This might make communication very difficult at first. Considering how welcoming people are, you should have nothing to worry about.

If you find yourself in the Xinjiang province make sure to visit Emin Minaret, a wonderfully constructed Mosque of this region.

Urumqi

The capitol, the largest, and the most famous city of the Xinjiang province, Urumqi has many sites you would love to visit. Being the size it is, there are a lot of ways to reach Urumqi, by plane, train or even busses that go through the hub and a stopping point for exploration of Western China.

Sites to visit include the Xinjiang Geological and Mineral Museum for all nature enthusiasts and various street vendors all over the town.  

Tibet 

One of the most mysterious places in the world, Tibet is well known for its ancient history and tradition of martial arts. Despite all the changes in recent years with the coming of a large number of Han migrants and the construction of the railway from Golmund, Tibet still maintains an atmosphere of something distinct and unique.

Zhangye Danxia Landform

The Zhangye Danxia landscape is located in China as well and is breathtakingly stunning. The landscape is multi-colored with red cliffs as a result of red sandstone and mineral deposits. These mineral deposits were pressed down over time, creating layers in the mountain range, each a different color. This is how the multicolor landscape formed the way it did.

Mogao Caves

A truly breathtaking site, the Mogo Caves are also known as Caves of the Thousand Buddhas. Containing some of the most breathtaking Buddhist art in the world. The find was the Library Cave, one of the most important places of collected knowledge in the ancient and medieval China.

The cave has become one of the biggest tourist attraction in Western China with thousands of visitors coming every year.   

Lhasa

The largest city in Tibet and the center of Buddism of the region is also the administrative capital of the autonomous region.

Despite the modernization and the changes, the city still retains some hallmarks of ancient times. Including Potala Palace, a massive building that served as Dalai Lama’s home since its construction.   

The city also contains the holiest of the Tibetan sites the Jokhang. Jokhang is a place where thousands of pilgrims visit every year.  

Sichuan

Also known as the Heavenly Kingdom is a province with a long history. Being one of the largest provinces in China it has one of the most diverse and memorable landscape you will find anywhere. It holds a stretch of the Yangtze, the longest river in all of Asia.

The site you should never miss is Bifengxia Panda Base. For nature lover and people who appreciate animals, Bifengxia is a site to visit.

Probably the most famous things to come out of Sichuan is their cuisine, known to be incredibly spicy!

 

 

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