The PRC is replete with historical and cultural attractions. Since 1985, China has joined the UNESCO Convention on the Preservation of World Cultural Heritage.
For tourists in China, 99 cities of great cultural and historical significance, 750 unique cultural monuments under state protection, as well as 119 landscape places are open. These are famous monasteries, including the legendary Shaolin, ginseng farms in Qinghai Province, the Great Wall of China, numerous archaeological sites in the Gobi and Takla Makan deserts, climbing bases on the eastern slopes of the Himalayas and Karakoram, the picturesque Yunnan-Guizhou Highlands, with many mountains waterfalls and deep caves. These are unique lakes Taihu and Xihu, Taishan, Huangshan, Emeishan, Dunhuang caves – the treasury of ancient Buddhist art, Yun-Gang caves, Huangoshu waterfall, karst caves and “stone forest” in Wansheng county, Ludiyan caves in Guilin. Hunts are arranged in the forests of Greater Khingan. Traveling along the ancient Silk Road, you can visit the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, where Chinese Muslims live. Continue reading