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Leisure in China

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:26 pm
by inbeijing
If you are planning to go on holidays in a faraway land, China is a country you have to discover in terms of cultural, natural and historical heritage...

China is an East Asian country you will enjoy exploring. If you are settling or going on holidays there, you can choose from various leisure activities to keep yourself busy during your free time. You will simply be dazzled by its mountainous and lush landscapes, its rice fields and uplands as well as numerous places of attraction such as ancient temples and monuments. Unforgettable moments are guaranteed.

History and culture
The country has many historical and cultural sites where you can discover its rich heritage. The Warriors Museum, located in the north of Xi'An, is one of the sites listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. You can also explore the Urumqi city, located in the Xinjiang region. There, you will not only find places of worship and museums but also other relics, as well as traditional markets.

Take time to visit the great symbolic monuments such as the "Bund", located in Shanghai, the Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the site of the Emperor Qin Shu Huangdi's buried army, the Great Buddha of Mount Emai, the Three Gorges Dam in Hubei, the Dazu Rock Carvings, the Jianshui Confucius Temple, or the Temple of the Three pagodas.

Nature
China has an abundant fauna and flora. In fact, the country has countless natural wonders and parks where you can enjoy a walk and relax. The most beautiful gardens are located in the Suzhou area. Some of these are listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Yu Gardens, which are located in Shanghai, will simply delight you.

Moreover, you can visit the natural parks of Macau, the Seven Star Park in Guilin, the Forest Museum in Xi 'An and the Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve in Xi Shan. You can not only contemplate their natural and endemic animal species, but also lakes and waterfalls surrounded by lush forest, as well as temples and historical ruins.

Chinese forests host hundreds of bamboo species. Moreover, some parks even have camping spaces.

Places of interest
During your visit, you should not miss visiting the various places of interest such as the Elephant Trunk Hill in Guilin, the reed flute cave near Hong Kong, the West Lake around Shanghai, as well as the Mount of sleeping beauty, the Stone Forest or the Tiger Leaping gorge in Yunnan.

Urban visits
Those who prefer urban life can enjoy a variety of leisure activities in various Chinese cities. You can find many restaurants, nightclubs, clubs, shopping malls, etc., in most cities. The country is also known for being a heaven for shopping. You can find everything from clothes, shoes, jewelry, art to electronics, and much more at low costs.

You can obtain discount on many items at the market and in commercial streets. Purchases not to be missed are jade, Chinese tea, handicrafts such as pottery, ceramics, calligraphy, embroidery, weaving, etc.

Beaches
Aside its mountains and countryside, China also has many beautiful beaches. You can do swimming and sunbathing at the Silver Beach with silvery sand, Sanya, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao, Zhuhai, Dalian Beihai. You can also practice several water sports such as scuba diving, water skiing, windsurfing and many more.

Another interesting thing to do would be to visit surrounding islands such as those of Weizhou of Heinan and Behai.

Re: Leisure in China

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:57 pm
by heyimo
Last time I spent three days traveling to BJ and I think it was too short. I just go to those landmarks in Beijing like Tian’anmen Square, the Great Wall, Summer Palace, the Water Cube, etc. Pecking duck is really good. I love that. It’s one of my favorite food now.