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  1. 1. China Eilís
  2. 2. Why I want to go there • I want to visit China because it is the most populated country in the world. Ireland and China also have very different cultures and geography. There is a lot I can do because China is so big. I would like to see a lot of China, the rural and urban. I would like to visit cities like Beijing but I would also like to go see the great wall of China. While in China I would also like to the opportunity to try new foods. It would be a very unique experience for me.
  3. 3. Fact File Currency: Renminbi (Yuan) Languages: Modern Standard mandarin Capital: Beijing Largest city: Shanghai Religion: Chinese Folk Religions, Buddhists, Christian, Muslim, Taoism • Type of Government: Single-Party State • Population: 1,348,694,199 • • • • •
  4. 4. Points of Interest • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Great Wall of China Forbidden City Tiananmen Square Temple of Heaven Terracotta Army Summer Palace K2 Jiuzhaigou Huangshan Mount Kailash Taipei 101 Oreintal Pearl Tower West Lake Ngong Ping 360 Mount Emei • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Shaolin Monastery Badaling Mutianyu Ming Dynasty Tombs Victoria Peak Shanghai Tower Beihai Park Yu Garden Kowloon Walled City Beijing National Stadium Yonghe Temple Broad Peak Potala Palace National Palace Musuem Jingshan Park • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Li River Mount Hua Beijing Zoo Mount Liang Window of the World Pamir Mountains Lantau Island Beijing National Aquatics Center Makalu Lamma Island Kangchenjunga Cho Oyu Three gorges Macau Tower
  5. 5. Great Wall of China • It winds its way across China for over 8850 km and it’s construction began over 2000 years ago. It was made during different dynasties to protect China’s Northern Boundary. • It is one of the world’s greatest sights and the world’s longest wall. It takes in some awe-inspiring scenery and is one of China’s most visited tourist attractions. It is one of “The New Seven Wonders of The World” and listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO • It would take over 6 months to walk all of the wall.
  6. 6. The Yangtze River • It is known in China as the Chang Jiang. It is the longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world. It flows for 6,418 km and is one of the most important rivers in the history, culture and economy of China. • The Three Gorges Dam on the river is the largest dam project and hydro-electric power station in the world. The dams have been built to prevent the river from flooding and protect the population downstream. • You can experience the beautiful scenery of The Three Gorges and explore the ancient cultural sites along the river if you go on a cruise.
  7. 7. Terracotta Army • According to archaeologists, the terra-cotta army also known as the "Terracotta Warriors and Horses”, is part of an elaborate mausoleum created to protect the first emperor of China Qin Shi Huang who ascended to the throne at 13, into the afterlife. • It dates from around the late third century BC and was discovered in 1974 by local farmers. It took 11 years to finish. • They found thousands of clay soldiers, each one is unique and positioned according to rank. They are grey today but patches of paint hint at once brightly coloured clothes. Further excavations have revealed swords, arrow tips, and other weapons, many in pristine condition. • The museum covers an area of 16,300 square meters and is divided into different sections. • video
  8. 8. Forbidden City The Forbidden City located in the centre of Beijing, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors , as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government. It was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty • Built in 1406 to 1420, the palace exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. • The Forbidden City refers to the fact that no one could enter or leave the palace without the emperor's permission. • You will be captured by the history and atmosphere the moment you step into the city. You will be brought back in time walking the cobbled pavements, down narrow alleyways as it is in stark contrast to modern cities nowadays. The architecture is incredible and you can spend the day walking around the city immerse yourself in all the different aspects of Chinese culture. • • Documentary series trailer
  9. 9. The Yellow Mountains • TheYellow Mountains (Huangshan) is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China • The area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly shaped granite peaks, Huangshan Pine trees, and views of the clouds from above. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. • The three tallest and best-known peaks are Lotus Peak (1,864 m), Bright Summit Peak (, 1,840 m), and Celestial Peak (1,829 m). • It has at least 140 sections open to visitors and there are also cable cars that tourists can use to ride directly from the base to one of the summits. You can hike up the mountain and then stay at one of the many hotels and guests houses in the area overnight. • video
  10. 10. Fun Facts • One in every five people in the world is Chinese • Fortune cookies are not a traditional Chinese custom. They were invented in 1920 by a worker in the Key Heong Noodle Factory in San Francisco. • Toilet paper was invented in China in the late 1300s. • Despite its size, all of China is in one time zone • White, rather than black, is the Chinese color for mourning and funerals • Chinese traditionally believe that every person turns one year older on the New Year and, thus, that day is considered to be everyone’s birthday. • Red symbolizes happiness for the Chinese • Famous Chinese and Chinese-American actors include Jackie Chan (Hong Kong), Bruce Lee (San Francisco), Jet Li (Beijing), and Lucy Lui (New York). • The 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing were the most expensive games in history. They cost $40 billion.
  11. 11. References • china_great_wall/facts/howlong.htm • b/Top-10-Places-to-Visit-in-China • avelguide/china-top-10attractions.htm • ttosee/tp/ChinaTop10_2See.htm • es_in_china/#1 • t_Wall_of_China • e-VirtualTour.php?3D=China-GreatWall • ress-and-the-yangtze-river/ • cotta_Army • attraction/shaanxi/xian/terra_cott a_army/ • http://science.nationalgeographic. com/science/archaeology/emperor -qin/ • dden_City • tion_Review-g294212-d319086Reviews-The_Palace_MuseumBeijing.html • 09/05/04_china.html