I visited China in June this year. Honestly, I was a bit nervous travelling there, as China is known for buying our horns illegal for medicinal purpose, but let me tell you – there is no medicinal benefit, you could as well chew your fingernails!
Anyways, I did go and peeked out the backpack then and again.
We visited the city of Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in China, and the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history. Xi'an is the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.
We also visited Beijing, the capital of China. In the city centre is the Forbidden City which is a palace complex. The Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for almost 500 years. "Forbidden", referred to the fact that no one could enter or leave the palace without the emperor's permission.
Not to miss of course was the Great Wall of China of course, which is the collective name of a series of fortification systems generally built across the old northern borders of China to protect the territories from their enemies. Several walls were being built from as early as the 7th century BC by ancient Chinese states; Qin Shi Huang (220–206 BC), the first Emperor of China, later joined selective stretches together. The most currently well-known of the walls were built by the Ming dynasty (1368–1644).
See you soon, next I am visting a Europen city with rich history.