CHINA<br />LOCATION: The People's Republic of China (PRC), the third-largest country in the world after the former USSR and Canada and the largest nation in Asia, claims an area of 9,596,960 sq km (3,705,406 sq mi), including Taiwan, which the PRC claims as a province; the major administrative divisions, excluding Taiwan and the offshore islands, cover 9,444,292 sq km (3,646,448 sq mi). Comparatively, the area occupied by China is slightly larger than the United States. <br />
LANGUAGES<br />China's many different ethnic groups speak many different languages.<br />*Chinese language policy in mainland China<br />*They speak sometimes english.<br />*The three physical features are the Gobi Desert, Himalaya Mountains, Tibetan Plateau.<br />
FOOD<br />Chinese cooking is one of the greatest methods of cooking. Since ancient time, many factors that have influenced its development. Confucius once said: "Eating is the utmost important thing in life." Cooking Chinese food requires more time and effort, and is considered a very sophisticated art. As a result, many travelers who have visited China consider Chinese cuisines one of the best. <br />
A meal in Chinese culture is typically seen as consisting of two general components: <br />main food - a carbohydrate source or starch, typically rice predominant in southern parts of China, noodles, or buns predominant in northern parts of China, and accompanying dishes - of vegetables, fish, meat, or other items. <br />This cultural conceptualization is in some ways in contrast to Western meals where meat or animal protein is often considered the main dish. Chopsticks are the primary eating utensil in Chinese culture for solid foods, while spoons are used for drinking soups. Food is usually prepared in bite-sized pieces (except fish, crabs and so on), ready for direct picking up and eating. Traditionally, Chinese culture considered using knives and forks at the table to fact that these implements are regarded as weapons. It was also considered ungracious have guests work at cutting their own food. <br />
Whatdocuments do youneddtogoto china?<br />Passports: <br />A passport is required for most international travel, so make sure yours is up-to-date. Visitors to mainland China require a passport that is valid for at least six months prior to entry.<br />
WHERE YOU CAN GO TO CHINA…<br />China is so large. Going to China for traveling, you will have many destinations. Some destinations are renowned for its history; some boast PICTURES; some are endowed with very colorful ethnic features; and some are economically prosperous.<br />
The Most Popular Destinations in ChinaBeijing, Shanghai and Xian are very famous Chinese cities in the world. Beijing, the capital of China, is the center of the country's political, economic, cultural and educational center; Shanghai is a well-developed metropolis with prosperous economy; Xian, the ancient capital of 13 dynasties, possesses abundant historical heritage.<br />
Mountain ClimbingThere are many mountains on the land of China. The most notable ones are the world's highest Mont Everest and the five sacred mountains, namely the Mt. Taishan in Shandong, Mt. Huashan in Shaanxi, Mt. Songshan in Henan, Mt. Hengshan in Hunan and Mt. Hengshan in Shanxi. Additionally, the Mt. Huangshan in Anhui and the Mt. Lushan in Jiangxi are well worth a visit.<br />
River CruisesThe Yangtze River is the first longest river in China. A Yangtze River cruise is a memorable experience. You can get on the ship at Chaotianmen Port of Chongqing to start the downstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang, Wuhan or Shanghai, or you can choose to go upstream. What's more, in Guangzhou, you can join the Pearl River night cruise; in Guilin, you are suggested to have a Li River cruise. The on-board vacation is interesting and relaxing.<br />
Ancient Towns VisitingThere are many ancient towns in China. Mostly, the ancient towns have well-preserved ancient buildings and also keep a traditional life style. The notable ancient towns include Fenghuang (in Hunan), Songpan (in Sichuan), Pingyao (in Shanxi) and Lijiang (in Yunnan).<br />
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