Landmarks in China

Gobi Desert

China
Gobi Desert
The Gobi is a large desert region in Asia. It covers parts of northern and northwestern China, and part of southern Mongolia. The desert measures over 1,600 km (1,000 mi) from southwest to northeast and 800 km (500 mi) from north to south.top

Great Wall of China

China
Great Wall of China
The Great Wall stretches over approximately 6,400 km (4,000 miles) from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west. Some portions north of Beijing and near tourist centers have been preserved, but in many locations the Wall is in disrepair.top

Himalayas

China
Himalayas
The Himalayas is a mountain range in South Asia which separates the Indo-Gangetic Plain from the Tibetan Plateau. This range is home to more than one hundred mountains exceeding 7,200 meters (23,600 ft) in altitude.top

National Stadium

Beijing, China
National Stadium
National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, was designed for the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The stadium is currently used mostly for soccer (football) matches.top

Oriental Pearl Tower

Shanghai, China
Oriental Pearl Tower
The Oriental Pearl Tower was the tallest structure in China from 1994–2007, at 468 meters (1,535 feet) high. The tower has fifteen observatory levels. The highest (known as the Space Module) is at 350 meters (1148 ft).top

Potala Palace

Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Potala Palace
The Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India after an invasion and failed uprising in 1959. Today the Potala Palace has been converted into a museum by the Chinese.top

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai, China
Shanghai Tower
The Shanghai Tower is a megatall skyscraper. The building stands approximately 632 meters (2,073 ft) high and has 121 stories. Its tiered design provides multiple separate zones for office, retail and leisure use.top

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai, China
Shanghai World Financial Center
The Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) is a supertall skyscraper. It is a mixed-use skyscraper, consisting of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping malls.top

Tiananmen Square

Beijing, China
Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square is a large city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located to its North. It is the fourth largest city square in the world, and it has great cultural significance.top


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