China Tourist Attractions
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The Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park) – constructed in 1420, this temple is the largest remaining example of China’s sacrificial buildings. The temple is surrounded by a large wall, the northern part is semi-circular representing heaven, and the southern part is square and represents earth. For an excellent guide on The Temple of Heaven, visit: www.travelchinaguide.com
The Summer Palace – one of the best preserved imperial palaces in China. It was built as a royal garden for relaxation and entertainment, and later became the main residence of the royal family.
People’s Square – Located at the centre of Shanghai city, People’s Square consists of an open square, the People’s Park and several unique buildings – including Shanghai City Hall, Shanghai Grand Theatre and Shanghai Museum. The square is the ideal place to start your discovery of Shanghai.
Yuyuan Garden – Built in 1559, this Ming dynasty garden occupies 5 acres. There are artificial mountains, ponds, rockeries and 40 buildings – an oasis of calm in a bustling city. In the Cuixiu Hall, visitors will find curio shops and food stalls.
Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street – This 1200 meter pedestrian street is the best place to experience Shanghai’s metropolitan style.
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Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses – First uncovered in 1974, over 6000 teracotta figures of horses and soldiers have been excavated in 3 pits. Built over the site where the Terracotta Army was found, the museum consists of Terracotta Pits 1, 2 and 3, an exhibition hall for terracotta horses and bronze chariots, and other related temporary exhibitions.