If you are a tourist and came to China, it is likely, at some point in its journey through the country you are sure to find yourself at the Great Wall. It remains one of the main attractions of the Middle Kingdom, which can not be missed, especially if the path to look into places no less interesting, but less popular among tourists. In this country there are hundreds of other attractions that are worth seeing, love and remember. Here are just ten of them :
Minshan Ridge is located in northern China's Sichuan Province. This amazing area of natural beauty.There is a 4-kilometer stretch of travertine formations and ponds.
2 But even the Chinese people this place is not so widely known. Still, the Yellow Dragon - is a miracle of nature.
3 Over the millennia sources around that folds in the mountains helped postpone limestone, which gradually accumulated and created a series of pools - more than 3,000 - the length of which is nearly 4 km. Chain of ponds resembles a huge golden dragon, hence the name of the place.
You may have noticed that each room has a similar oil paintings. Or you can buy a copy of the "Mona Lisa" at the price of a mini-tablet.
5 If you think that copying oil paintings - a family business, you are not quite right - it is a business of a whole village.
In this case, 6 - village called Dafen. It was founded in the mid-1990s, a businessman and about two artists. Today in Dafen lives up to 5,000 artists, which together give birth to more than 5 million films a year. More than half of oil paintings created throughout the world each year.
In the old-timers in Longsheng have a saying where there is mold, there is also a terrace. In the two-hour drive from the city of Guilin in Guangxi Province problem of rice cultivation on steep hills has been solved a long time ago. Enormous task of turning the hills in Longsheng terraces began in the reign of the Yuan Dynasty.
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8. terracing took 400 years. During this time they were employed countless generations, so that each year you can collect a large crop of rice.
9 But in an attempt to provide for their families rice locals have created a landscape of unprecedented beauty. It is not surprising that the Chinese call them "amazing terraces."
As a young man, Mao Zedong, who later became known as Chairman Mao, was a communist in Changsha in south-central China. When we decided to build a memorial to his father, the founder of the People's Republic of Changsha residents decided to go against the norm. Instead, mature leader, and how it represents the majority of the monuments, they decided to erect a monument to the young man.
11 Granite statue stands more than 30 meters. It is located on an island in the middle of the river Tszyuytszy Xiang, where Mao wrote a poem in honor of the city.
Somewhere in the 12th century the inhabitants of the Chinese province of Fujian have decided that their homes do not give them sufficient protection from armed bandits who rampaged in the area for hundreds of years.
Group 13 families joined together and built Tulou, that could very well protect their property and lives in the mountainous area in the south-east coast of China.
14 Of course, the idea of building a large circular fortified building is not new. But the advanced technology of the time allowed the local clans to create a safe place surrounded by thick walls up to 5 floors.
A walk through the hills around Guilin in China - is not easy, so that at the end of the day the elephant thirsty. There is nothing better than the lower trunk in the water and cool off. But when you're made of stone, a watering can take much longer.
Hundreds of residents 16 years of Guilin in Guangxi province believed that hill on the outskirts of a huge elephant. So do not reach for the glasses - the elephant is really made of stone. This, in particular, stands where the two rivers meet - Li and Peach Blossom. 1500 years, it is a good luck symbol of the city.
For thousands of years, pilgrims and merchants of the Silk Road used Yueyatsyuan lake as the last stop before heading to the Gobi desert. Oasis is located 6 km from the town of Dunhuang.
18 In addition to Dunhuang was way to the west, it is also an important "gateway" to China. Travelers going through the chain of oases, skirting the unforgiving sands of the Gobi Desert. They also avoided by ghosts and demons who allegedly hunted in the desert. They say that the desert was so barren and lifeless, that the bones of those who died here, was used as signposts.
In China, there are four major Buddhist cave complex. The most popular of these is the Longmen.Caves Maijishan less known. They are located in Gansu province in northwest China. These cliffs preserve a 7000 Buddhist sculptures, not to mention the 1000 square meters. m frescoes.
20 The name of the complex comes from the hill on which the cave. It translates as "wheat mountain" and rises to 142 meters above the flat landscape.
21 It is believed that the history of the caves goes back to antiquity, to 400 years BC, when Buddhism came to China from India. From there, the tradition of the cave temples spread further into the heart of China via the Silk Road.
There is in this world is really scary road. If there was an official list of such roads, the street to the heavens would occupy first place in it. It rises to a height of 200 m to 1300 m above sea level.
23 It is not surprising that the construction of the road, which began to build in 1998, it took eight years. Its steep turns is definitely not for the faint of heart. The road goes up the hill Tyanmen. Great place to enjoy the spectacular views of Hunan Province.
Crumbling village Kaiping themselves inconspicuous until the case comes to dyaolou. Perched on a background of small villages like thumbs, these age-old fortress - all that remains of antiquity, when the inhabitants of these villages every day in danger of piratical attacks.
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25 In this county in Guangdong province for a long time ran the bandits, as well as many years of continued political unrest.