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.
Currency: Renminbi (Yuan)
Languages: Modern Standard mandarin
Largest city: Shanghai
Religion: Chinese Folk
Religions, Buddhists, Christian, Muslim, Taoism
• Type of Government: Single-Party State
• Population: 1,348,694,199
Points of Interest
Great Wall of China
Temple of Heaven
Oreintal Pearl Tower
Ngong Ping 360
Ming Dynasty Tombs
Kowloon Walled City
Beijing National Stadium
National Palace Musuem
Window of the World
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
• 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
• It would take over 6 months to walk all of the wall.
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
• 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.
• 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
• It dates from around the late third century BC and was
discovered in 1974 by local farmers. It took 11 years to
• 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.
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
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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.
• 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
• The 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing were the most expensive games in
history. They cost $40 billion.