Travel with Chinese bank notes to discover the beauty of China
Travel with Chinese banknotes is possible! Discover the 6 places that are depicted on Chinese banknotes… and travel around China in the comfort of your own home!
On the back of each Chinese banknote, there is a famous tourist attraction. Let’s have a look at them!⠀
1 Yuan Note – West Lake (西湖 Xīhú)
First destination we will travel to with Chinese banknotes is West Lake (西湖 Xīhú), a freshwater lake in Hangzhou. ⠀
Here you can enjoy the beautiful scenery while taking a boat ride across the lake. ⠀
5 Yuan Note – Mount Tai (泰山 Tàishān)⠀
It’s the first of five sacred mountains.⠀
This mountain has been a place of worship for at least 3,000 years.⠀
10 Yuan Note – Three Gorges of the Yangtze River (长江三峡 Chángjiāngsānxiá)⠀
These are three adjacent gorges along the middle reaches of the Yangtze River.⠀
The “Three Gorges Scenic Area” is classified as an AAAAA scenic area (the highest level) by the China National Tourism Administration. (We highly recommend you actually travel there and not only with Chinese banknote).
20 Yuan Note – Yangshuo (阳朔 Yángshuò)
Yangshuo is located in Guilin, Guangxi province. The small city is surrounded by karst mountains, winding rivers and beautiful scenery. ⠀
50 Yuan Note – Potala Palace (布达拉宫 Bùdálāgōng)
This palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet. ⠀
It used to be the Winter Palace of the Dalai Lamas, and then it was turned into a museum. In 1994 it became a World Heritage Site.⠀
100 Yuan Note – The Great Hall of the People (人民大会堂 Rénmín Dàhuìtáng)⠀
It is a state building located at the western edge of Tiananmen Square in Beijing.⠀
The People’s Great Hall functions as the meeting place for the full sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC). It is also the meeting place of the National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
Is travel with Chinese bank notes the answer?
We think so. Did you like our way of taking you around China? It’s definitely one way to travel.
Can you make a sentence using this structure? Share your thoughts with us on social media! Or take our free trial lesson! You won’t want to say goodbye to these Chinese tourist hot spots, but at least you’ll know how to express this in Chinese!
Learn more useful structures here!
View this post on all our social media accounts – and see how other learners have replied to it! 👉