Scenery on Current Chinese Banknote
Banknotes and coins are an important part of a country's identity. Chinese RMB contains Chinese culture, history and an essence of natural scenery. There have been five sets of RMB banknotes that have been issued, with the fifth set currently being used. This article details the scenery found on Chinese banknotes.
1 Yuan---West Lake
The scenery found on the current 1 Yuan Chinese banknote is Hangzhou's West Lake, Zhejiang Province. The image found on the note is of Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, West Lake's most famous attraction. West Lake is the perfect representation of Hangzhou and is one of the most elegant lakes in China, hence explaining why it was chosen to be printed on a Chinese banknote.
5 Yuan---Mount Tai
Mount Tai was selected to be printed on 5 Yuan Chinese banknotes mainly for its splendid landscape and significance in China. Located in Shandong Province, Mount Tai is regarded as the most respected out of the Five Sacred Mountains of China (Mt. Tai in Shandong, Mt. Hua in Shaanxi, Mt. Song in Henan, Mt. Heng in Hunan, and Mt. Heng in Shanxi). Due to its stunning nature, Mount Tai attracts large numbers of visitors from all over the world.
10 Yuan---Three Gorges
The Three Gorges can be found on the 10 Yuan banknote, with the picture provided offering a magnificent view of not only a dam, but the largest power station in the world. The Three Gorges are found at the Qutang Gorge, the Wuxia Gorge and Xiling Gorge on the Yangtze River. Travelling along Yangtze River and cruising through the Three Gorges is one of the most exciting attractions of China tour.
20 Yuan---Li River
The scenery printed on the 20 Yuan Chinese banknote is the Li River of Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The image shows a fisherman floating down the Li River on a bamboo raft with the background landscape the highlight of the Li River cruise. A Chinese saying goes that "The scenery of Guilin is the best in the world", explaining why the Li River cruise is very popular among visitors of all ages and nationalities.
50 Yuan---Potala Palace
Many to believe it to be the world's highest ancient palace, Potala Palace was selected as the scenery on the 50 Yuan Chinese banknote. Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, the Tibet Autonomous Region, and is a sacred place of Tibetan Buddhism. Potala Palace is listed as a World Heritage Site and is regarded as a must see attraction in Tibet.
100 Yuan---Great Hall of the People
The scenery found on current 100 Yuan Chinese banknotes is the Great Hall of the People, which is found on the west side of Tian'anmen Square, Beijing. The Great Hall of the People holds national conferences and grand international events. The symbol of Great Hall of the People is its twelve 25-metre high marble pillars set on 5-metre high marble foundation, expressing extreme solemnity and magnificence.