Being one of the oldest civilization of the world, China is the humble abode to a thriving culture, countless historical sites, delectable cuisine and above all, 1.3 billion people who are keeping their rich culture and history of a few millennia intact. So, don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking for various itineraries for China family holidays. Now, there are some world famous tourist destination such as the Forbidden City, The Great Wall of China, the Tiananmen Square, the Shaolin Temple, the Terracotta and many more that are definitely going to be on your bucket list. But, do you know that there are many off the beaten path destinations that are worth the visit? Well, let us know more about such destinations.
- The Longmen Caves
The Longmen Caves near Luoyang houses a beautiful collection of Buddha statues. And here the statues aren’t the usual human size; the statues range from tiny, thumbnail-size to huge, neck craning ones. These are carved into the small cliffs overlooking the Yi River. And if you are tired of exploring, sit and relax at the cozy tea house right opposite to the massive Buddhas.
- Xi’an City Wall
Explore the most well kept and the oldest city wall of China that is in Xi’an. A city that is simply chaotic and boasts to have the best nightly carnival, this wall beautifully complements the traditional style Chinese buildings that have towers at every 100 meters. When this wall is illuminated with red lanterns in the night, it gives you a beautiful olden feeling.
- Song Mountain
If you are a fan of Kung Fu movies, then Shaolin temple won’t be a weird term for you. Though the original Shaolin Temple was destroyed years earlier, but during the trip to the remains of this temple, don’t forget to visit Song Mountain. You have to take a 60 RMB lift to reach the pinnacle and after reaching there, you would be greeted with an amazing view of the surrounding jungles.
So, when you are planning Family Holidays, don’t just go for the ‘must-sees’ and ‘must –visits’ as sometimes, off the beaten roads take you to some of the best places.