World Travelers’ Choice: China’s Top Ten Landmarks

According to ‪‎traveler reviews on Trip Advisor, Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Shanghai World Financial Center and seven others are elected by world travelers as top 10 landmarks in China.‬‬‬‬

See which one do you like best?

#1: Great Wall at Mutianyu Section in Beijing

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Great Wall is a magical place, and considered a must-have for first-timers in China.

Jinshanling Great Wall at Sunset 

#2: Summer Palace in Beijing

A sophisticated-designed summer resort of ancient Beijing, it was much favored by imperial rulers in Qing Dynasty, especially Dowager Empress Cixi. 

Beijing Summer Palace

#3: Big Buddha (Po Lin Monastery) in Hong Kong

Located at Ngong Ping Plateau of Lantau Island, as the world’s biggest outdoor sitting bronze statue, it is one of the most famous landmarks in Hong Kong.

Big Buddha in Hong Kong

#4: Temple of Heaven in Beijing

A treasure-trove of ancient Chinese architectures, this dignified complex was the place where the ancient Chinese emperors worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests.

Temple of Heaven

#5: Chi Lin Nunnery in Hong Kong

Famous for its Buddhist temple architectures, the peaceful Chi Lin Nunnery is big draw for Buddhists, religious architecture fans and Chinese culture vultures.

Chi Lin Nunnery

#6: The Old City Wall in Xian

The 600-year-old city walls once enclosed an ancient capital, and now remind a grand historic attraction in Xian. It’ll be a great experience to bike on the walls. 

Xian city wall by night

#7: Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai

China isn’t all bout the old things, here in Shanghai’s prosperous Pudong district, the world’s third-highest building (by 2014), Shanghai World Financial Center offers a breathtaking view of the whole city.

Landmarkss of Shanghai Pudong

#8: Potala Palace in Lhasa

Sweet home for Dalai Lamas, the holiest shrine of all Tibetan people, Potala Palace is a museum of Buddhist art treasures. The palace itself is an architecture masterpiece.  

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Tibet

#9: Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Hong Kong 

Ever since its establish in 1950, devout believers keep offering small Buddha statues to the temple, thus the name Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery. To reach this holy place, you’ll need to hike up 431 stone steps. 

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

#10: Hengshan Hanging Monastery in Datong

It is a rarely seen architectural complex built on the cliff, more than 50 meters off the ground.

Hanging Temple Datong

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