Chinese Tourist Destinations Are Closed Due to Epidemics in Wuhan

Many famous Chinese tourist sites and historical sites are closed in an effort of Chinese goverment to prevent the spread of corona virus.

Forbidden City: Located in the heart of Beijing’s former city center, the Forbidden City has been the seat of power for nearly 500 years. That place was a palace of dynasties from the middle of the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world with over 19 million visitors in 2019.

The Great Wall: A part of the Great Wall of China about 50 miles northwest of Beijing is also closed. The Great Wall of China attracts the most visitors with thousands of daily visits. The Great Wall is one of the oldest manmade structures still in the world. Some parts of this wonder are more than 2,000 years old.

Yonghe Temple: Dating back to the 17th century, Yonghe Temple is a famous Buddhist temple located in Dongcheng (Beijing) with an architecture that combines Chinese and Tibetan styles. This place was originally the capital of Yongzheng when he was a prince, was built in 1694. Yonghe Temple has many relics, including the famous Maitreya Buddha statue made of sandalwood.

National Museum of China: The National Museum on the east side of Tiananmen Square (Beijing) is one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. In 2018, about 8.6 million people visited the National Museum of China, which makes it the second most visited museum in the world after the Louvre in Paris.

National Library of China: As one of the largest libraries in the world, the Chinese National Library in Beijing has a collection of more than 37 million books.

National Art Museum of China: The Beijing Museum is home to modern and ancient Chinese works of art, including paintings, sculptures and porcelain. The construction of the national art museum of China was completed in 1962.

Shanghai Disneyland: Chinese New Year is a time when Shanghai Disney Park will often be crowded with tourists. However, this year, this entertainment venue must be closed during the holiday season.