For most, traveling to China is a once-in-a-lifetime experience with epic adventures to embark on both in the city and more rural areas. This unusual nation has a long, rich history that dates back as far as at least 1200 B.C. You will definitely want to bring your camera along for shots of some puzzling quandaries in addition to stunning sights you will remember for years to come.The almighty selfie comes in here thanks to how popular social media is. And while you may not be traveling through China on a quest for Facebook pics, you'll most certainly be posting photos of your trip at some point. What do you take pictures of in a land with so many scenic photo ops? Here are five big things to photograph while in China.
The Great Wall
The Great Wall of China runs for 21,000 kilometers in total from east to west along China's original borders. The wall is over 2,000 years old and has been rebuilt in many places due to its continuing deterioration. There are several spots along the wall that are major tourist pit stops with the highest portions of the wall and interesting placards of info for visitors' benefit. While you could try to get a picture from on either side of the wall for the best shot, try taking a photo along the walk for a long shot of the wall and how it travels. Beijing is a great place to see the wall in its restored splendor.
The capital of Tibet, Lhasa is a critical location for the Buddhist faith and was once the Winter home of the Dalai Lama. The most impressive of temples are housed here and one will find there are plenty of places to photograph from its streets and over the mountains. The most amazing of these is the UNESCO World Heritage Site Potala Palace. Building off this gorgeous monument to faith began during the 17th Century, and it is truly a sight to behold in person and through the lens of a camera.