The vast history of China has left behind numerous cultural artifacts, and the first 54 cities have been awarded the title of “China’s Top Tourist City.”
Another prominent example of ancient structures that are now popular tourist destinations is the “Great Wall of China,” which serves as China’s emblem. It was built during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States eras more than 2,000 years ago and is the largest defense-structure project in the history of human civilization.
The crossings, blockhouses, and beacon towers at Badaling near Beijing, Laolongtou in Hebei, and Jiayuguan Pass in Gansu are just a few of the more than ten portions of the Great Wall that are accessible to travelers.
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In Dali, Yunnan, the Bai people celebrate “March Street,” which commemorates the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy squelching a demon in order to aid the Bai people.
Every year, it has been customary to sacrifice animals and burn incense to remember her qualities, and the festival has grown to be a significant gathering for Bai’s commercial, cultural, and sporting events.
In the spring, the Dai ethnic minority celebrates with great fervor the Water-Sprinkling Festival in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan.
Along with other activities like dragon boat racing and peacock dancing, people pursue one another and throw water (a lucky and happy sign) over each other.
Each year, a specific travel theme is promoted by the China National Tourism Administration; in 1992, the focus was “Friendly Sightseeing Year.” Then followed the “Ecological Environment Tour,” the “Landscape Tour,” the “Tour of Cultural Relics and Historical Sites,” the “Folk Customs Tour,” and the “Holiday Tour.”
Century Year, Sports and Health of China, Folk Arts of China, Culinary Kingdom of China, and Catch the Lifestyle were the themes from 2000 to 2004.
And then Beijing 2008 — Welcome to China and “China Travel Year” were the themes for 2005.
Also, the China National Travel Administration has organized a number of related events, such as the “2005 China-Australia Tourism Symposium,” which was held in Beijing, and the “2005 Federation of Travel Agencies of France Annual Meeting,” which was held in Shanghai. This was to further exchange and cooperate with the global tourism industry.
Since 2013, all of China’s regions have held tourist promotion events under the “Beautiful China” banner, each with a unique theme.