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Beihai Park is vast, well preserved imperial chinese palace and garden dating back to the 1st century AD.
Emei Shan was the site of China’s first ever Buddhist temple and remains one of its most holy sites.
One of the most imposing Imperial China era sites, the Giant Buddha of Leshan, China, is the largest Buddha in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Probably the most famous of all Imperial Chinese sites, the Great Wall of China is a world renowned ancient defensive structure dating back to the Qin Dynasty.
The Huánghuā section of the Great Wall of China is a less often visited part of the ruins of this world famous Imperial Chinese site.
The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China is a slightly less well-known section of this a famous ancient defensive structure.
Jingshan Park in Beijing, China is an ancient Imperial Chinese garden turned public park.
The Longhua Temple in Shanghai is a tenth century Buddhist monastery.
The UNESCO listed Longmen Caves contain a vast collection of Buddhist statues dating back to the Northern Wei Dynasty.
One of the most interesting Imperial Chinese sites, the Ming Tombs house the mausoleums of 13 of the Ming Emperors, dating back to the fifteenth century.
The Pingyao Ming City Walls are some of the best preserved Ming dynasty era walls in China.
Puning Si in Chengde is an eighteenth century Quing Dynasty temple and part of a UNESCO site.
The Shaanxi History Museum in Xi’an, China explores the history of the Shaanxi people.
Shuanglin Si in Pingyao is a 1,500 year old Buddhist temple, famous for its two thousand lifelike statues.
The Temple of Heaven is a holy site in Beijing, China constructed during the Ming Dynasty era and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Terracotta Army is a collection of over 7,000 life sized clay soldiers dating back to the third century BC.
The Forbidden City in Beijing was a Chinese imperial residence for nearly five centuries and now houses the Palace Museum.
The Hongwu Emperor Mausoleum is the burial place of the first Ming Emperor.
The ruins of the Old Ming Palace in Nanjing were once part of a magnificent fourteenth century palace complex.
The Shanghai Museum is a museum of art and history in Shanghai in China.
The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Museum is dedicated to one of the greatest civil conflicts in China’s history.