The Great Wall of China
The majestic Great Wall of China (known in Chinese as “Changcheng,” or the “Big Wall”) stretches over 6,000 kilometers from the Shanhaiguan fortresses in the east all the way to Jiayuguan in the west, going through Hebei, Tientsin, Beijing — where you will see the better preserved parts of the wall — Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, and Gansu.
The Forbidden City and the Imperial Palace, Beijing
The Forbidden House, China’s largest and most famous structure, also known as the Imperial Palace, is situated in the very heart of Beijing and is a must-see when visiting the region. Started between 1271-1368 under the Yuan Dynasty, much of the complex seen today (it’s just a number of magnificent palaces in one) was designed between 1406 and 1420 as the residence of 24 Ming and Qing Emperors.