China is currently experiencing a travel boom, thanks to the ease of restriction of movements in and around the country. The country boasts of the world’s most significant number of World Heritage Site. Generally, its tourist resources can be divided into three: historical and custom sites, natural sites, and folk customs.
Concerning China’s historical and cultural sites, the country has several cultural relics scattered across its cities and towns. One of such sites is the world-renowned Great Wall. The Great Wall is an epitome of beauty and grandeur, built over 2,000 years ago and is still regarded as the “greatest defense-structure project in the history of human civilization.” Tourists have access to more than ten sections of this wall.
Other historical/cultural sites are Silk Road in Gansu, the Shaolin Temple in Henan, the Wudang Mountains in Hubei, etc.
China’s natural sites are made up of mountains, caves, lakes, valleys, etc., and some of them are:
- The Five Sacred Mountains – Mount Hengshan in the north, Mount Hengshan in the south, Mount Tai in the east, Mount Hua in the west, and Mount Song in Central China
- Waterfall – Huangguoshu Waterfall
- River – The Li River
In China, some common folk customs are: “March Street,” celebrated in honor of the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy suppressing a devil to protect the Bai folks; the Water-Sprinkling Festival.
Chinese Cuisine is an important part of their culture, and foreigners should try some of these delicacies while they’re visiting: Hotpot, Sichuan Pork, Shrimp with Vermicelli and Garlic, Dumplings, Chow Mein, Peking Duck, Kung Pao Chicken, etc.