Hospitable, historic, ancient, exotic modern and Olympic. This is China. Its civilization dates back more than 5000 years and its ancient culture is, perhaps, its main tourist attraction. Nevertheless, modern Chinese culture is just as dazzling as the ancient one. Among China’s most notable monuments are the Great Wall, boasting over 2000 years of history, the Forbidden City, the largest imperial palace in the world and the Terracotta Army of the First Emperor. Generally, tourists visit the cities of Beijing (the capital), Shanghai and Xi'an, but there are also fascinating natural areas in China, such as the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River and the Silk Road.