Top 3 most famous cities in China

Shanghai Skyline

Shanghai city ©Brandnliu/Flickr

China is the one of the largest countries in Asia – officially the name of the country is the People’s Republic of China. At 9.6 million square kilometers and with over 1.3 billion people China is the most populous country in the world. With a lot of beautiful cities  China is one of the most exotic travel destinations.

So…. I share a list of the top 3 most famous cities in China and I believe that  you will like it and you will spend a wonderful vacation in one of them…

 

Shanghai in China

Shanghai Skyline

Shanghai skyline ©Brandnliu/flickr

Shanghai is the largest and – in my oppinion – the most beautiful city in China. It is located in Eastern China and it is bordered by Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the West and to the East by the East China Sea. It is the largest city by population, approximately 22 million people. There are a lot of breathtaking sights: parks, museums, buildings and much more.

The most significant museum is the Shanghai Museum which is located on People’s Square. It is one of the most superior art museums in the country with amazing collections of ancient historical artifacts. The parks in Shanghai are like urban jungle and there are separate  parks for children. The most well known park in the city is the People’s Square Park in central Shanghai.

The city of Xi’an

Xi'an skyline

Xi’an by night ©Photodiary of an Endless Summer/Flickr

Xi’an is the oldest city in China and the capital of Shaanxi province in the Central-Norhtwestern part of the country. The high travel season in the area is May to August, but Octobet is also quite busy. The most visited part of Xi’an is the old City Wall originally built by the Tang Dynasty around 700 – 800 AD. The second most well known site is the Bell Tower which is located in the center of the city.

The top 3 most famous museums are: Terracotta Army-, Shaanxi History- and Hanyang Tomb Museum which all enhence the city’s reputation all over the world. The city is famous for its amazing historical heritage and cultural relics. If you want to visit some typical Xi’an buildings, you can get around by public buses – there are more than 200 bus lines in the city. At the moment there are more than 5.680 buses, so you can practically go everywhere by bus in Xian city.

Beijing, the capital city

Beijing

Capital city Beijing ©IvanWalsch.com/Flickr

Beijing or Peking is the capital city and the heart of China with a population of approximately 19 million people. Beijing city is a developmental, historical and international trade center and it is one of the best known tourists destinations.

The most recognized museum in Beijing is the Capital Art Museum where a lot of typical Chinese paintings, porcelain and bronze objects are displayed. The museum exhibits the traditional Chinese way of life and architectural style. It is memorable for the tourists because these collections  reflect the Chinese history and culture.

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