A Little of China's Wonders

After you go to the Yellow Mountains or The Bund, you will feel as if you would never want to leave. The Qin Dynasty is an interesting era to study and so is Emperor Qianlong. Potala Palace, The Bund, The Yellow Mountains, and the Yangtze River are all famous and wonderful places to visit on a family vacation and some of these places are good for relaxation and enjoyment. All places have tours, boat rides, hot springs, and hotels nearby to stay the night.

The Emperor Has Arrived!

Qianlong was a very helpful man to his country when he ruled. He was a grandson to the fourth chinese emperor Emperor Kangxi. He was attached to agriculture so when he rules he improved the agriculture and stopped raising taxes for some years. He also dealt with the relationship between Man, Han and other ethnic groups in a skillful way. He would be interesting to learn about because he wrote five albums of poetry and three collections of essays and it would be interesting to read some of his writings. He was also a culture relic collector, his collection consisted of jade carvings, tooth carvings, bamboo and wood carvings, lacquer art, and porcelain art. Where did he keep all of these relics? Did he keep them in a special preserved room? To learn more about Emperor Qianlong go HERE. Qianlong, Great Emperor of China, Guide us through this tour!

A Dynasties Beginning and End

The Qin Dynasty was one of the most important dynasties in China. The dynasty only lasted fifteen years. Even though the dynasty didn’t last long it held an important role in Chinese history and has given great influence to the future dynasties. The only emperors who ruled in the Qin dynasty was Emperor Shihuangdi and Emperor Hui Hai. The Qin empire unified China for the first time in its history. The Qin Dynasty ended in 207 BC when Xiang Yu’s army defeated the Qin Army and destroyed the capital, ending the Qin dynasty. To learn more about the Qin Dynasty click HERE or go to the Terracotta Army in X’ian. We can say the Qin Army was crushed like a bug!

A Castle Fit For 10 Kings!

Potala Palace is very high! Hope it doesn’t tip! Potala Palace was built in Tibetan by the fifth Dalai Lama in 1645. This palace is known to be the highest ancient palace in the world. Its highest point reaches 3,750 meters (12,300 feet) above sea level, towering over the town at 100 meters (300 feet). The palace is 13 stories high and has over 1,000 rooms and it covers 32 acres. The palaces walls are averaged to be 3 meters (10 feet) thick. It is located in central Lhasa, 2 km from the Lhasa River. Tours at the peak of the palace only last an hour and in the lower section of the palace, its tours take up to 2 hours.To learn more about Potala Palace go HERE. Better bring a camera!

A City Of Beauty

The Bund has wonderful boat rides, hotels, and statues! The word ‘Bund’ comes from the Anglo-Indian word for embankment along a muddy waterfront and that was what the Bund was years ago. The town square by Nanjing Road has a fountain with a statue of Chen Yi, who in 1999 became the first mayor of Shanghai in the era. There is also a dock for boat rides at the end of Nanjing Road. The boat ride will take visitors down the Yangtze River in just three hours. To learn more about the Bund click HERE. To see The Bund Click the video on the website. Time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

One Of The Four Mountains

The Yellow Mountains are one of the five mountain national parks in China. The Yellow Mountains are one of the most famous mountains in China and with the Yellow River, the Yangtze River, and the Great Wall of China, it became one of the greatest symbols of China. It’s one of China’s three best national best parks and it has beautiful sun rises, oddly shaped rocks, twisted pine trees, and hot springs. It was named after the Yellow Emperor (Emperor Huangdi). The mountains are found just south of Anhui. To learn more about the Yellow mountains go HERE. Time to be greeted by the Greeting Guest Pine. (One of the pines found in the Yellow Mountains)

A Long River For A Long Time Of Fun

Finally the Yangtze River, very long in some people's opinions. The Yangtze River is known to be the most interesting river in the world and the longest river in China. The Three gorges in the Middle Reaches of the Yangtze River is famously beautiful, with relaxing cruises, and wonderful side valleys to be explored. The Tiger Leaping Gorge is known to be the deepest gorge in the world and is located in the Upper Yangtze. There is also the Three Gorges Dam and is known to be the largest dam and hydroelectric power plant, in the world. To learn more about the Yangtze River click HERE. A little water won’t hurt.

The End Of The Tour

These may be a lot of places to visit they aren’t even half of what China has to offer. Theres still the Li River, The Great Wall of China, and so much more to explore. Qianlong and the Qin Dynasty are two things important to study because they helped mold what China is today. The Potala Palace, The Bund, The Yellow Mountains, and The Yangtze River are all thing that help hold china in one piece and some have names that memorizes people of the men and women who died helping China improve to what it is.


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