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China Ten Top Ancient Wonders

As one of world’s four ancient countries with splendid ancient civilization, China surely is rich in a lot of great tangible projects and relics. Among them, some are too great to be avoided when we are talking of the world wonders because they are hardly realized or completed by humankind in spite of human’ advanced technology and science at present. These gems or representatives of Chinese ancient people’s contribution or achievements in the process of coexisting with nature and improving their life standards largely show the wisdom of Chinese people in ancient times. For different orientations in the past, toady these miraculous projects surprise the first-time travelers and become the symbols of Chinese tourist destinations. We list 10 of them to show the readers who are interested in China and are planning to visit China someday.
Great Wall           Forbidden City           Terracotta Warriors           Grand Canal            Dujiangyan Project
Anji Bridge          Potala Palace             Mogao Grottoes                  Giant Buddha          Stone Gate
the great wall

China Great Wall: Chinese people are always proud of their Great wall. To some extent, it represents the spirit of Chinese people and history. In many exhibitions or conferences in China, participators can easily find its existence in pictures or painting hung on walls. It has been widely expressed in politics, culture-exchange, and artistic creation. It is the symbol of China. In Beijing, the famous spots for visiting Great Wall are the section of Badaling Great Wall, the section of Juyongguan Great Wall, the section of Mutianyu Great Wall and the section of Simatai Great Wall...


forbidden city

The Forbidden City is the best preserved one. Currently, it serves as China's Palace Museum. This magnificent palace, located in the center of Beijing city, was built in 1406 and completed in 1420. In the past, it used to be the imperial residence for 24 emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties. The Forbidden City, the best representative of Chinese civilization, is considered a holy place by Chinese people. The palace covers an area of over 2,350,000 square feet. It has 9,999 rooms built in traditional architectural style.


Terra-cotta warriors

The Terra Cotta Warriors was exceptionally discovered in Xi'an in 1974 by a local peasant. It triggered the interest of Chinese archeologists, they excavated the 7,000 earth-made soldier and horse figures, which are taller and larger than the real life ones at that time (about 2,200 years before present). The most interesting thing is the face expressions and the "hair styles" of these soldier figures are different from one another. It took about 38 years with many craftsmen to complete the whole project.


beijing hangzhou grand canal

Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is the earliest and longest canal in the world with the maximum project work. It starts from Beijing (anciently Zhujun) to Hangzhou (anciently Yuhang) with the total distance of more than 1700 meters. Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal plays a great role in the development and exchange of economy and culture between southern China and northern China, especially in the aspect of the industrial and agricultural development in the canal line area. It is called the water great wall, when compared with the Great Wall.



The Dujiangyan Project consists out of three sub-projects : Yuzui (Fish Mouth) watershed divides the Dujiang River into two parts - Inner and Outer Rivers, Feisha (Flying Sand) Spillway transfers sands and stones from Inner River to Outer River and Baopingkou (Bottle Neck) controls the flowing water amount, as well as the auxiliary projects of Baizhang and Renzi Banks. The Dujiangyan Irrigation Project has successfully transformed the western Sichuan Basin from a dry land into fertile land.


zhaozhou bridge

The Anji Bridge has a segmental deck and the parapets are engraved with dragons and other animals. Its construction started in the 15th year (595) of the reign of Kaihuang and was completed in the 1st year (605) of Daye's reign of the Sui Dynasty. The bridge, exquisite in workmanship, unique in structure, well-proportioned and graceful in shape, and meticulous yet lively in engraving, has been regarded as one of the greatest achievements in China. Great attention and protection have been given to it through successive dynasties.


potala palace

Potala Palace It can be said that the Potala Palace is the symbol of Lhasa, the regional capital of Tibet. Situated on Red Hill in northwest of the city, the Potala Palace was originally built as the house for the marriage of Emperor Songtsen Gampo and Princess Wenchang in the Tang Dynasty. The palace was destroyed twice in its history. In 1645, it was rebuilt and expanded by Dalai Lama V. The project took about half a century to complete.


Mogao Grottoes of Dunhuang

Mogao Grottoes, again known as “Thousand Buddha Caves”, are located at the cliffs of the Soughing Sand Hill some 25 kilometers to the southeast of the city of Dunhuang. The name of the grottoes is a derivation of the township named Mogao. Being the largest, the most well-known grottoes of Buddhism art in China they are caved out on the third and fourth floors,extending a length of 1.6 kilometers along the cliff. The grotto was initially dug in 366, the 2nd year under the reign of Jianyuan...


Leshan Giant Buddha

Leshan Giant Buddha is the tallest stone Buddha statue in the world, and is the hottest tourist destination in southwest China thanks to its grandness and mystery. It was carved out of a cliff face by an 8th-century monk in southern Szechuan province, near the city of Leshan. The Giant Buddha lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers. It faces the sacred Mount Emei (with which it shares its World Heritage status), with the rivers flowing below his feet...


Baoxie Road in Hanzhong

The Stone Gate at Baoxie Road is located in the Baohe River Reservoir, 17 km north of Hanzhong City, Shaanxi Province. The Baoxie Road was a famous passage through Qinling Mountains, with a total length of 250 km. It runs through Qinling Mountains, with the south entrance, Bao Valley, located in Hanzhong City and the north entrance, Xie Valley, in Mei County in Shaanxi Province. Therefore, it got the name Baoxie Road. Its construction started from the Warring States Period (475-221BC)...




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