Most searched destinations from China in 2013

| January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The world’s most populous country with a population of over 1.35 billion, China is a nation of many lands that will leave an adventurous soul full to the brim and wanting more. China is unique that all of its people have time off one the seven legal China holidays. The sandy beaches accompanied with tranquil blue oceans of the South China Sea.  The predominate grasslands of cool breezes that borders Mongolia. The arid landscape of the large Gobi desert and the high mountains of the Tibet are just few of many of distinctive lands within the borders of China. There are many destinations searched from China; however, there are only ten that have been the most searched by the people of China in 2013.

Hangzhou climbs up the ladder

Hangzhou climbs up the ladder

Hangzhou climbs up the ladder as the most searched destination ranked at number one. Hangzhou is the largest city and capital of the Zhejiang Province in Eastern China with a population of 8.7 million. Here in Hangzhou there is Lingyin Temple that is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in China, where one can visit and immerse themselves in Buddhism greeted by various relics and a laughing Buddha carved in camphor wood and gold. In Hangzhou there are other attractions such as Mausoleum of General Yue Fei and the China National Silk Museum to visit.

China National Silk Museum

China National Silk Museum

 A massive concrete jungle of a rainbow of lights beacon across the Yangtze River Delta that ranks in second place is Suzhou. Suzhou is a major city of the Jiangsu Province where four million reside in the urban section and ten million in the administrative area. Suzhou is one of the richest major cities in China. Here in Suzhou there are many attractions to visit like the Lion Grove Garden that’s a labyrinthine grotto of taihu rock. One can visit the Humble Administrator’s Garden that’s the largest in Suzhou. Take a stroll through Suzhou Museum and educate one on the ancient Chinese arts of more than 15,000 pieces.

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley

 Massive mountains covered in trees surround a large colorful greenish-blue lake make Jiuzhaigou Valley the third searched destination. Other than the Tibetan and Qiang people who once inhabited this area, the Chinese government banned logging and other human activities, transforming it into a park. The Jiuzhaigou has millions of visitors embark on adventures throughout the park in order to immerse themselves in nature. There are several attractions in Jiuzhaigou such as the Five-Color Pond, Ice-waterfall (that hosts various snow and ice related activities) and Fairy Pool Scenic Area.

Yellow Crane Tower

Yellow Crane Tower

 The brackish waters of this scenic historic town bring Wuzhen as the fourth searched destination. Wuzhen has a total population of sixty-thousand; however, only twelve-thousand are permanent residents. Wuzhen features attractions that lure tourists to visit such as the Yellow Crane Tower (an historic tower that has been rebuilt many times), the Wuhan Zoo that contains three hundred animals that roam freely, and the Mulan Heaven Pool.

Wild Wall

Wild Wall

One of the most populated cities in the world, Beijing comes in as number five. Beijing has a whooping population of twenty million that is constantly growing. Beijing has a powerful city’s history of three thousand years. Visiting the many attractions in Beijing can seem impossible when traveling by car as it’s hard to catch a cab; it is advisable to ride a bike instead. In Beijing there are many attractions to visit such as the Forbidden City (where temples, palaces and courtyards host many entertaining festivals), Panjiayuan antiques market (where traders from all over the country come to sell books to calligraphy) and “Wild Wall” a rugged wall that stretches like a snake’s tail that links Beijing to Mutianyu.

Nuijang

Nuijang

 Yunnan ranks number six as it’s a province of southwest China that has over 30,000 species of plant life (more plant species live here than anywhere else in China). Due to its scenic natural beauty of many trees Yunnan is a major tourist hotspot. In Yunnan there are many attractions to enjoy such as, but not limited to Dali (an historic center of the Dali and Nanzhao kingdoms), Nuijang (the second largest gorge in the world after the Grand Canyon) and Tengchong a trading post for emeralds (contains a cluster of seventy volcanoes and hot sea).

Yamdrok Lake

Yamdrok Lake

 Tibet is situated in the Himalayas where the fabled Yetis roams ranks in as number seven. Tibet is mainly known as the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people. Tibet’s economy is majorly depended on subsistence agriculture; however, recently tourism has become a growing industry. While Tibet is mainly an agriculture society, there are several prominent attractions to visit. In Tibet one can visit the tallest mountain in the world Mt. Everest, chill at the serene Yamdrok Lake overlooking the white snow covered peaks, or the venture through the Potala Palace (known to be the highest palace in the world).

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak

 Hong Kong comes in as number eight on the list of most searched destinations. Hong Kong is a city that contains a growing population of almost eight million, making it both a world Alpha city and the fifth most important city in the world. As one travels through Hong Kong there are several attractions to visit such as Victoria Peak that overlooks the entire city. Sip some hot and tasty beverages at the Lin Heung Tea House. Have your eyes lured by the gorgeous silver-colored eighty year old Peninsula Hotel that is twenty-eight stories high.

French-Chinese blended Tianzifang street

French-Chinese blended Tianzifang street

Both the largest city in China and the world ranks as the ninth on the list, Shanghai that boasts a growing population near twenty-four million. Those who come to Shanghai will have much to explore – walk the historical French-Chinese blended Tianzifang street, venture into the Yu Yuan Garden that is the most famous in Shanghai for its busy street vendors catering to tourists, and watch the talented Acrobatics that has performed since 1951.

Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake

The last on the list of being the most searched destination is Taiwan. Taiwan is a state in East Asia that is its own island.  For those traveling to China to enter Taiwan must have Taiwan visa in order to enter. Taiwan has several, though not many attractions for tourists to visit – shop at Taipei a city that is the size of Chicago and scale the 1700 foot high building that makes it the second tallest in the world. In Taiwan there are serene natural places that hide from society such as Sun Moon Lake – a living masterpiece of blue skies that reflect the transparent water below, only for a horde of colorful trees to stand guard. For those who have a daring soul hike up the 500 foot cliffs of Taroko Gorge of Taiwan.

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