Travel China

By: Me Mee

Qin Shi Haungdi

Qin Shi Huangdi(221-210 BC), is a very important figure in Chinese history. He was a ruthless ruler. He is important because he unified all of China. He finished the construction of the Great Wall of China. He was buried in a tomb with over 8,000 terracotta soldiers, 130 chariots, 520 horses, and 150 cavalry horses. Qin Shi Huangdi was born in Handan, China in 259 B.C. His great yet cruel rule came to an end in 210 B.C. by an unknown cause. Qin Shi Huangdi was a great yet harsh ruler in ancient China. For more information go to,

http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/emperor_qin_shi_huang.php

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Qin Shi Huangdi: The First Chinese Emperor and the Legacy he Left.

Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army is one of the most interesting cultural features in China.This Terracotta Army is made up of over 8,000 terracotta soldiers, 130 chariots, 520 horses, and 150 cavalry horses. With each soldier standing at 6-6.5 feet tall, this Terracotta Army is lifesize! This army was built to protect the first emperor of China ( Qin Shi Huangdi) in the afterlife. This army was found on March 29th, 1974 by farmers digging a well. They were found east of Xi’an. This vast army took 720,000 people and 37 years to build. Do you want to be faced against the emperor's great Terracotta Army? For more information go to, http://archive.artsmia.org/terracotta-warriors/
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The Terra-Cotta Warriors

The Qing dynasty

The Qing dynasty is a very fascinating dynasty. It lasted for 300 years. This dynasty was created in 1644 AD when the ruler of the ming dynasty hung himself. Later the Manchus set up the Qing dynasty. This dynasty was the last dynasty in Chinese history and the world. In this dynasty Confucianism was the major religion. While Buddhism and Taoism were also promoted as a religion. The end of this dynasty was the start of the Republic of China. This dynasty was very important in Chinese history. To find more information go to, http://totallyhistory.com/qing-dynasty-1644-1911/
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The History of the Qing Dynasty

The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is an amazing sight and holy place. It was made in 1420. This is the largest architectural complex to pay respects to heaven. The Temple of Heaven is about 64,000 sq meters. It was turned into a park in 1982. This temple was designed by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties so they could worship the god of heaven and pray for good harvests. This temple is Considered a reflection of the ancient civilization of China. The Temple of Heaven is one of the most beautiful places in China. You should travel there.


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Temple of Heaven - Beijing, China (Full HD)

The North China Plain

The North China Plain is a super large plain. This plain is the largest alluvial plain in eastern Asia. It is based on the deposits of the Yellow river. The plain is 158,100 sq miles. This is one of China’s most important agricultural regions. China's capital city of Beijing is located on the northeast edge of the plain. This extends over much of Henan, Hebei, and Shandong provinces. This range is the perfect place for a vacation. For more go to, http://sussle.org/t/North_China_Plain

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Yellow River, Sea and Sand, Northern China

Zhangjiajie Mountain Range

Zhangjiajie mountain range is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. This mountain range was the inspiration for Hallelujah mountains in Avatar. Each of these huge pillars is made of quartz and sandstone, not sedimentary rock. These mountains were originally called the Qingyan mountains. They were later called the Zhangjiajie mountain range after a man named Zhang is said to have lived there. These mountains became China’s first national forest parkin 1982. In the may of 2016 it is supposed to have the longest glass bridge in the world

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Between Heaven and Earth - Zhangjiajie (China) 张家界

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