Things to do in China

Overview

China is the new emerging superpower of our world. This country is one of the most diverse countries on our planet. China is home to more than 1.3 billion citizens and is the second largest country in terms of geographical area. China has a vast and varies landscape. In the north, the forest steppes, Gobi and Taklamakan deserts occupy the arid north and northwest. In the south, wet subtropical forests are in abundance. The western China is mainly dominated by the towering Himalayas, Karakorum, Pamir and Tian Shah Mountains. The Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, the third- and sixth-longest in the world, have their sources in the Tibetan Plateau and continue to the densely populated eastern seaboard. China’s coastline along the Pacific Ocean is 14,500 kilometres long and is bounded by the Bohai, Yellow, East and South China Seas. One of the world's earliest civilizations, the Chinese Civilization, flourished in the fertile basin of the Yellow River in the North China Plain. 

China's political system was based on hereditary line of dynasties, beginning with the mythological Xia of the Yellow River basin and ending with the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1912. Since 221 BC, when the Qin Dynasty first conquered several states to form a Chinese empire, the country has fractured and been reformed numerous times. The Republic of China (ROC), founded in 1912 after the overthrow of the Qing, ruled the Chinese mainland until 1949. In the 1946–1949 phase of the Chinese Civil War, the Chinese Communists defeated the Chinese Nationalists (Kuomintang) on the mainland and established the People's Republic of China in Beijing on 1 October 1949. Since the introduction of market-based economic reforms in 1978, China has become the world's fastest-growing major economy and the world's largest exporter and second-largest importer of goods. It is the world's second-largest economy, after the United States, by both nominal GDP and purchasing power parity. China has been characterized as a potential superpower by a number of academics, military analysts, and public policy and economics analysts. 

China is a fabled country with some stunning landscape, rich natural heritages, ancient ruins of, and the famous Great Wall of China, the only man made structure on earth that can be visible from space. China’s culture is equally charming and Chinese cuisine needs no introduction. The Modern day freedom and new found wealth leads to many new high quality infrastructures in China. Tourist facilities have been upgraded. China is a country which fascinates the visitors with some amazing picturesque landscape and its thousands years history and culture captivates visitors throughout life. 

How to Reach China

By Air: The main international gateways to mainland China are Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. China is well connected to rest of the world by many international airlines. Various international airlines connect major cities of the world by direct flights to China. South East Asia and East Asia has numerous connections to Chinese cities. 

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Cities

Beijing

Beijing

Beijing is the heart of China .It is the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is always the first choice of travelers who are willing to know a time-honored and developed city of China. Traversed by more than a hundred flyovers and spiked with high-rises, this vivid metropolis is China at its most dynamic. For a thousand years, the drama of China's imperial history was played out here, with the emperor sitting enthroned at the centre of the Chinese universe, and though today the city is....read more

Guilin

Guilin

Guilin is a beautiful scenic town, which is situated on the west bank of the Li River in Guangxi and one of the best-known tourist destinations in China. There are many scenic places within short traveling distance of Guilin. The town center is surrounded by two rivers and four lakes and studded with sheer sided karst mountains. The name of the city in Chinese means "forest of sweet Osmanthus". When summer comes, the fragrance of sweet Osmanthus blossoms fills the city, refreshing visitors. One ....read more

Shanghai

Shanghai

Shanghai, a truly glamorous city, is the eighth largest city of the world and the largest city in China. Located on the banks of Yangtze River, it is the largest industrial set up in the country, Once termed as `Paris of the East', Shanghai is one of the highly popular tourist destinations of the world. Being the industrial hub of China, Shanghai is the largest financial and commercial center of the nation. Shanghai is a truly epic city. A modern city with massive department stores and styli....read more

Xian

Xian

Xi’an is a cultural, historical and natural treat for travelers. Many modern buildings keep with ancient décor. Xi'an is characterized by and proud of its ancient heritage, and rightly so. Xi’an, located in central-northwest China, records the great changes of the country just like a living history book. Called Chang'an (meaning the eternal city) in ancient times, it is one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Basin area. As the eastern terminal of the Silk....read more

Food

Foods of China

Chinese Food is renowned all over the world and is one of the most popular cuisines. Chine Cuisine has resulted in thousand years of history. Geographical variations and specialities have also added elements and ingredients to the diverse Chinese Cuisine. Chinese cuisine uses wide variety of meats, fishes and local vegetables. Some Chinese food also contains meat of endangered species like snakes and dogs. Chinese Cuisine is manly divided into eight major cooking styles. All the style has its individual way of cooking and culinary specialities differ in taste and ingredients. Chinese Cuisine is rewarding if one keeps a open mind and looks to try out the Chinese food.

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Best Time to go to China

China is a vast country and its geography plays an important part in its climate. Summers tend be hot and stuffy in the southern Region while winters can be harsh at the northern region. Rainy season brings heavy thunderstorm and occasional flooding. The best time to visit china is during the autumn season or the spring season.