Experience China

China is a destination of such epic proportions that we can barely scratch the surface here.

With three major regions, China stretches from the mountainous west, to the desert plains of the Mongol Plateau to Manchuria in the northeast. The largely low-lying eastern region consists of the valleys and floodplains of the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, through to the coastal plains of the Pearl River in the south.

It is hard to bypass (and one certainly shouldn’t!) the nation’s capital for over 3000 years — Beijing — as China’s premier tourist destination. The architectural masterpiece of the Forbidden City, the equally impressive Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, the Ming Tombs, the Temple of Heaven… and of course, the most famous of all — The Great Wall of China, built during the Ming Dynasty’s reign to fortify China’s northern border and today one of the most visited sites in all the world.

Full Name: The People’s Republic of China 

State System: Socialist State

Location: East of Eurasia, Pacific West Bank

Land Area: 9,600,000 square kilometers

Capital: Beijing

National Day: October 1st

National Anthem: March of the Volunteers

Country Code: CHN

Official Language: Mandarin

Currency: Renminbi (RMB)

Time Zone: UTC+8

Political System: The System of People’s Congress

State President: Xi Jinping

Party in Power: Chinese Communist Party

Population Size: 1,354,040,000 (2012)

Number of Nationalities: 56

Major Nationality: the Han nationality

Major Religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christian

Per Capita GDP: $6170.70 U.S dollars (2012)

International Area Code: +86

Good Reputations: state of ceremonies, the nation of porcelains, the nation of silk

National Flag: the Five-Starred Red Flag

National Emblem: Tian’anmen (the Gate of Heavenly Peace) under five stars, encircled 

by ears of grain, with a gear wheel below.

National Animal: Giant Pandas

The Largest Island: Taiwan Island

Neighboring Countries: Korea, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, 

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Laos, Burma, Vietnam, Nepal, India

Climate: monsoon characteristics, obvious continental climate, various climate types

Municipalities Directly Under the Central Government: Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing

Autonomous Regions: Inner Mongolia, Ningxia Hui, Xinjiang Uygur, Tibet, Guangxi Zhuang

Special Administrative Region: Hong Kong, Macao

Traditional Festivals: Spring Festival, New Year’s Day, Lantern Festival, National Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, Tomb-Sweeping Festival

 

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