China Travel Guide

China Tourist Information


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The People's Republic of China, to give it its full name, shares a boarder with 14 other nations and is the second largest country in the world.

With its incredible vastness comes an enormous variety of landscapes. In the east there are the shores of the Yellow Sea; in the north are the edges of the Inner Mongolian plateau. There are vast low mountain ranges in Southern China is and further east are the Yellow River and Yangtze River, to name a few Along the western side are the major mountain ranges such as the Himalayas and the eastern half of Mount Everest, not forgetting the Gobi Desert.

China Tourist Attractions

China is so vast and has so many fabulous tourist attractions it is hard to mention them all, but the two most famous are The Great wall of China, visible from space and the Terra Cotta Warriors. The Great Wall of China is located in Yanqing County in Beijing with the highest point at about 1,000 meters above sea level. The wall is made of granite and soil at its base with the top in brick. It is about 7.8 meters high and 6.5 meters wide its width would have allowed up to five horses to go side by side. The top of the wall has battlements for patrolling and watching. There are peepholes below for soldiers to fire through at the enemy. The wall has fortresses along its length which were built for living in as well as for fighting from. The soldiers would light fires to alert their comrades if an enemy approached, it is the longest defence wall in the world.

The site of the Qin Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses is approximately 30 km from Xi’an. They site was discovered by farmers digging a well. The finds were consigned to Pit No.1 and Pit No.2 and Pit No. 3. In Pit No.1 the warriors and horses are in battle formation armed with bows and arrows and were there to defend the battle formation. Pit No.2 has four types of military figures totalling more than1, 000 pieces of pottery and includes hundreds of archers, chariots, horses and infantrymen. Pit No.3 has less figures and is 520 square meters, smaller than the others.