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25 Famous Chinese Landmarks Posted by on May 17, 2017 in architecture, architecture and landscaping, Culture, Leisure, sightseeing, travel, Vocabulary

In a country as massive as China, there’s lots to see. You could spend an entire lifetime exploring the Middle Kingdom and not see it all. That being said, there are definitely some places you’ll want to put higher on your China bucket list than others. Here are 25 famous Chinese landmarks and their names in Chinese so you can start planning your dream trip.

Chinese Names for 25 Famous Landmarks

25 Famous Chinese Landmarks

Some of China’s highlights.

Great Wall
Forbidden City
Tiananmen Square
Summer Palace
Temple of Heaven
Terracotta Warriors
The Bund
West Lake
Longmen Grottoes
Yungang Grottoes
Mogao Cave
Potala Palace
Yangtze River
Li River
Reed Flute Cave
Yellow Mountain
Mount Tai
Hanging Monastery
Jiuzhaigou NP
Zhangjiajie NP
Leshan Giant Buddha
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Victoria Harbour
Hani Terraces
Longji Terraces

长城
紫禁城
天安门广场
颐和园
天坛
兵马俑
外滩
西湖
龙门石窟
云冈石窟
莫高窟
布达拉宫
长江
漓江
芦笛岩
黄山
泰山
懸空寺
九寨沟
张家界
乐山
虎跳峡
维多利亚港
哈尼梯田
龙脊梯田
cháng chéng
zǐ jìn chéng
tiān ān mén guǎng chǎng
yí hé yuán
tiān tán
bīng mǎ yǒng
wài tān
xī hú
lóng mén shí kū
yún gāng shí kū
mò gāo kū
bù dá lā gōng
cháng jiāng
lí jiāng
lú dí yán
huáng shān
tài shān
xuán kōng sì
jiǔ zhài gōu
zhāng jiā jiè
lè shān
hǔ tiào xiá
wéi duō lì yǎ gǎng
hā ní tī tián
lóng jí tī tián

Q&A

Now try to use the names learned above to answer a few simple questions about visiting famous places in China:

你已经去过什么地方?
nǐ yǐ jīng qù guò shén me dì fāng
Which places have you already been to?

你还要去什么地方?
nǐ hái yào qù shén me dì fāng
Which places do you still want to go to?

你最喜欢什么地方?
nǐ zuì xǐ huan shén me dì fāng
Which places are your favorite?

If you’re curious about my answers, here they are:

我已经去过很多地方 – 长城,兵马俑,西湖,九寨沟,泰山,龙脊梯田,龙门石窟,外滩,什么的
wǒ yǐ jīng qù guò hěn duō dì fāng – cháng chéng, bīng mǎ yǒng, xī hú, jiǔ zhài gōu, tài shān, lóng jí tīt ián, lóng mén shí kū, wài tān, shén me de
I’ve already been to the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, West Lake, Jiuzhaigou, Mt. Tai, Longji terraces, Longmen Grottoes, the Bund, and so on.

我还要去布达拉宫,黄山,和张家界
wǒ hái yào qù bù dá lā gōng, huáng shān, hé zhāng jiā jiè
I still want to go to the Potala Palace, Yellow Mountain, and Zhangjiajie.

我最喜欢长城和九寨沟
wǒ zuì xǐ huan cháng chéng hé jiǔ zhài gōu
My favorite (places) are the Great Wall and Jiuzhaigou.

Here are a few videos from my favorite places – camping on the Great Wall and exploring Jiuzhaigou National Park:

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About the Author:sasha

Sasha is a teacher, student, writer, photographer, web designer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently planning a trip through Central/South America.


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