Imperial Chinese Sites

If you’re looking to explore Imperial Chinese Sites, Imperial China era historical places and want to find the best places to view Imperial China history our interactive map and sites list will set you on your way.

There’s a great selection of Imperial Chinese Sites and you can plan some fantastic things to see on your trips. Once you’ve explored the list of Imperial China era sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring Imperial China sites.

Our database of Imperial Chinese historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other Imperial China sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

Imperial China: Site Index

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Beihai Park

Beihai Park is vast, well preserved imperial chinese palace and garden dating back to the 1st century AD.

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Emei Shan

Emei Shan was the site of China’s first ever Buddhist temple and remains one of its most holy sites.

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Giant Buddha of Leshan

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.

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Great Wall of China

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.

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Great Wall of China - Huanghuacheng

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.

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Great Wall of China - Mutianyu

The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China is a slightly less well-known section of this a famous ancient defensive structure.

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Jingshan Park

Jingshan Park in Beijing, China is an ancient Imperial Chinese garden turned public park.

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Longhua Temple

The Longhua Temple in Shanghai is a tenth century Buddhist monastery.

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Longmen Caves

The UNESCO listed Longmen Caves contain a vast collection of Buddhist statues dating back to the Northern Wei Dynasty.

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Ming Tombs

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.

Pingyao Ming City Walls

The Pingyao Ming City Walls are some of the best preserved Ming dynasty era walls in China.

Puning Si - Chengde

Puning Si in Chengde is an eighteenth century Quing Dynasty temple and part of a UNESCO site.

Shaanxi History Museum

The Shaanxi History Museum in Xi’an, China explores the history of the Shaanxi people.

Shuanglin Si

Shuanglin Si in Pingyao is a 1,500 year old Buddhist temple, famous for its two thousand lifelike statues.

Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is a holy site in Beijing, China constructed during the Ming Dynasty era and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army is a collection of over 7,000 life sized clay soldiers dating back to the third century BC.

The Forbidden City - Beijing

The Forbidden City in Beijing was a Chinese imperial residence for nearly five centuries and now houses the Palace Museum.

The Hongwu Emperor Mausoleum

The Hongwu Emperor Mausoleum is the burial place of the first Ming Emperor.

The Old Ming Palace

The ruins of the Old Ming Palace in Nanjing were once part of a magnificent fourteenth century palace complex.

The Shanghai Museum

The Shanghai Museum is a museum of art and history in Shanghai in China.

The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Museum

The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Museum is dedicated to one of the greatest civil conflicts in China’s history.

Zhonghua Gate

Zhonghua Gate is one of the remains of Nanjing’s fourteenth century city walls.