As time goes by China becomes more and more of an attraction to the rest of the world, talking of China’s history, urban setting, as well as its culture. Here is a little insight on what China is all about.
Along the western shore of the Pacific Ocean, China is a country located in eastern Asia stretching across a large geographical area of 9.6 million square kilometers, and a population of over 1.4 billion people (more than North America and Europe combined).
China features several highland and hills regions which accounts for over 65% of its total landmass. Mount Everest, locally known as Qomolangma, which is the highest known mountain in the world towering about 8,848 is located in Tibet.
China has over 2,000 lakes and about 220,000 kilometers of rivers including the Changjiang (Yangtze), Huanghe (Yellow River) and Zhujiang (Pearl River) considered to the most famous amongst them all. Along the bank of the Yellow River basin, considered the cradle of Chinese civilization, is China’s many cultural historical sites.
China has a continental climate but temperature and weather differ so much all over the country. This is because of its latitude ranging from tropical to Siberian. Variation in temperature can be seen in places like the northernmost Heilongjiang province having really long winters and short summers and the exact opposite of such variations can be seen in Hainan Island in the south boasts.
So when visiting China you should take into consideration its temperature variations.
For over three decades China has been attracting increasing number of visitors from different parts of the world looking to explore its beauty and enjoy great cultural experience. While most tourist find exploring China as easy as possible, some are finding extremely difficult to navigate especially for first timers. For this reason, the need to hire a local guide is a necessity. In order to make your tour less stressful and easy, here are some of the top destinations worth visiting
Beijing the Capital City is known for its mixture of ancient and modern culture. Some of the top places to visit include the Famous Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City.
Shanghai, is China’s most commercialized and largest city. It is a really prosperous city and famous for the newly built Disneyland and the Bund.
Hong Kong from its past history of the British occupation which is still evident even till today creates an aura of the western culture couple with the Chinese culture. Hong Kong is famous for its shopping and exquisite sights.
China’s history dates as far back as 4,000years and this is why its culture is so strong and dominating. The Chinese take pride in their food and its distinctive cuisine. Restaurants serve colorful meal prepared using the freshest ingredients
China is also very famous for its almost never ending festivals across the year. These festivals have important traditional meanings to the Chinese. Kungfu, also known as wushu or martial arts is one of he popular examples of traditional Chinese culture. The Beijing Opera is one of the most important operas in China dating back 200years old.