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Transcript of China Travels
In 221 B.C., Qin Shihuang established China's first centralized autocracy, the Qin Dynasty, thereby ushering Chinese history into feudalism, which endured in a succession of dynasties until the Opium War of 1840.
The Bourgeois Democratic Revolution of 1911 led by Sun Yat-sen toppled the rule of the Qing Dynasty, putting an end to more than 2,000 years of feudal monarchical system.
The People's Republic of China was founded on October 1st, 1949. Today, China is implementing reform and open polices, and has established a socialist market economy. Terra-cotta Warrior Population and language China is the most populous country in the world, with 1.347 billion people in 2012, about 20 percent of the world's total. This figure does not include many Chinese in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Taiwan Province and Macao Special Administrative Region. The population density in China is 130 people per sq km. This population, however, is unevenly distributed. Along the densely populated east coast there are more than 400 people per sq km; in the central areas, over 200; and in the sparsely populated plateaus in the west there are less than 10 people per sq km. The population in cities and towns makes up 30.4 percent; and that in rural areas, 69.6 percent. The male population is 50.8 percent; and the female population is 49.2 percent. People 14 years or younger make up 20 percent; those from 15 to 64, 72 percent; and those 65 or older, 8 percent.
Spoken: Shanghainese, Cantonese, Xiang, Gan, Hakka, various Mandarin dialects and Patuá We are here to provide you with the best travel experience possible Away we go to experience and explore the amazing country... Places to go/ Tourist attractions The Great Wall Location: Across North China, near Beijing
The Great Wall of China is one of the worlds greatest sights. Is is the longest wall in the world, it is an inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture. Its build path over rugged country and steep mountains takes in some great scenery. It deserves its place among "the New Seven Wonders of the World" and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China. The Yangtze River Location: Across South China
The Yangtze is the third longest river in the World, but the longest river within a single country. The Yangtze River has a good case for being the most interesting and popular river in the world. It has the widest variety of outstanding tourist attractions, beautiful scenery and culture along its length, all contained within China, and holds several world records. Terracotta Army Location: Xi'an, Central China
The Terracotta Army has laid underground for more than 2000 years. However, in 1974, farmers digging a well uncovered one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world. In December 1987, UNESCO enrolled it as a World Cultural Heritage Site. It is significant because the hundreds of detailed life size models represent the army that triumphed over all other Chinese armies and who were the decisive factor in forming a united China. The Bund Location: Shanghai, East China
The Bund is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai. Looking out on the river, various cargo vessels, speedier tourist ferries and other locally owned boats navigate. Towering skyscrapers such as the Oriental Pearl Tower line the river, and the neon lights indicating the offices of top world brands and European architecture surrounding them. Li River Location: Guilin, Southwest China
The 83-kilometer-long section between Guilin and Yangshuo is the most beautiful part. The landscape is decorated with startling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves and farming villages, and is lined with bamboo groves. As one of the most popular and picturesque scenic spots in China, the Li River was listed as one of the World’s Top Ten Watery Wonders by America’s National Geographic Magazine. Some world famous figures have visited the Li River, including former US President Bill Clinton, President George Bush, and Bill Gates. Victoria Harbor Location: Hong Kong, South China
It is among the world's most beautiful skylines with a backdrop of Victoria Peak. Wonderful and stunning views of the city and harbor area can be had in the observation decks of the tallest buildings and from Victoria Peak. During the day or evening, and perhaps especially during the Symphony of Lights most evenings, the view is beautiful and memorable. The Yellow Mountains
Location: Huangshan, East China
The Yellow Mountains is one of the most famous and beautiful mountains in China. It was enlisted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990. Outstanding natural beauty is Huangshan's number one feature. Yellow Mountain’s classic attractions could be counted as five natural wonders in the winter: the imaginatively named pines, oddly-shaped rocks, the sea of clouds, hot springs and winter snowscapes. West Lake
Location: Hangzhou, East China
West Lake is man-made and created after the Chinese love for garden style parks for recreation. West Lake is a place of tranquility where urbanity becomes a silhouette on the northeast horizon and mountains near and far surround it on the other three sides. The occasional pagoda and Chinese-style arched bridge add atmosphere to the tree-lined walkways, verdant islands and hills. The Potala Palace
Location: Lhasa, Tibet, Southwest China
In 1994, the Potala Palace was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. It is a huge treasure house of materials and articles from Tibetan history, religion, culture and art. The palace is widely known for the precious sculptures, murals, scriptures, Buddha statues, murals, antiques, and religious jewelry housed within. Yungang Grottoes Location: Datong, North China
Enrolled as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2001, Yungang Grottoes represent the excellent achievement of Buddhist sculptural art of ancient China, and it is the largest among the four most famous ancient grotto complexes in China. Yungang Grottoes with 252 caves and 51,000 Buddhist statues are the classical masterpieces of of Chinese Buddhist art in the 5th and 6th centuries. The whole grotto complex is magnificent with delicate carvings. All the statues are precious and vivid, representing the development of art, architecture, music and religion at that time. Top 10 must do things 2. Silk Road
The Silk Road is a special term which describes the trade route between the Central Asia and China. Beginning in about 100 BC, a network of overland trade routes developed to carry goods between Asia and Europe. The earliest, most direct and most heavily used route came to be known as the Silk Road, for the precious Chinese cloth was traded abundantly on it. Throughout the middle Ages, extending over 4,000 miles, the Road served as the primary conduit for contact between East and West. After the discovery of a sea route from Europe to Asia in the late 15th century, the land routes were gradually abandoned in favor of ocean-borne trade. 3. Mountain Climbing
The highest mountain of the world, Mt Everest at 8,848m, is located in Tibet's southern border, China, which belongs to the mighty Himalayan peaks.
Besides, there are some other famous mountains for your climbing, such as Hua Mount in Xian, Tai Mount in Shandong, Heng Mount in Hunan, Song Mount in Henan, which are all worth climbing and visiting.
Moreover, there are four sacred Buddhist Mountains in China, including, Wutai Mount in Shanxi, Emei Mount in Sichuan, Jiuhua Mount in Anhui and Putuo Mount in Zhejiang. 1. River Cruise
Yangtze River and Three Gorges cruise is the most attractive tourist destination for any China tour. Tourists can enjoy the on board cultural activities, explore the riverside ancient towns, or simply relax on deck, breath some fresh air, view the stunning sceneries or take some photos.
The Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is the centerpiece of any trip to China Guilin. Breathtaking scenery and taste of the life removed from the concrete metropolis, Li River cruise is also one of the China's top tourist destinations. 4. Rock Climbing
Rock Climbing has become one of the most attractive tourism programs for any China Guilin tour. Its sheer-faced limestone karst mountains around Yangshuo and Guilin have become a climbing mecca, offering many spectacular routes for everyone from all over the world. 5. Caves
Zhangjiajie's Yellow Dragon Cave is the Asia's largest cave. The tourists' traveling route in the cave is 2 kilometers by walk and 800 meters by water.
The Fleet Flute Cave, Crown Caves and Silver Cave in Guilin and Yangshuo are also the most worth tourist spots for any China tour. 6. Hiking
China is a great country for adventure travel with richly geographical diversity, from the towering mountains, vast deserts, and wild rivers to remote villages and places, picturesque natural mysteries, and sacred pilgrimage venues.
Hiking Guilin Li River, Tiger Leaping Valley, Hanas, the Great Wall, the Mt. Four Girls, Daocheng County, Mt. Kailash Hiking, The Three Gorges, Mount Everest Hiking, and the Motuo is the most adventurous and exciting tourism program in China. 7. Cycling
Cycling has become one of the most popular travel sports for China tourism. It is one of the best ways to explore China's countryside. The most attractive cycling routes include the sceneries along Great Wall and Guilin and Yangshuo. 8. Horse Riding
Riding a horse in Inner Mongolia across the vast grasslands and blue sky can refresh the tourists with the clean clear and beautiful broad views. Horse-riding tours generally include overnight accommodation in a well-equipped yurt and meals and dancing around the campfire. Travel tips Best Time to Travel
The best time to visit China is generally either spring (March to May) or autumn (September to early November). Winters in China’s north and northeast fall between November/December and March/April, and are very cold. North of the Great Wall and into Inner Mongolia and Hilóngjing, temperatures can drop to -40°C. Summer is hot and dry, and falls roughly between May and August.
1 Chinese Yuan equals 0.16 Canadian Dollar Time difference
Canada is 14 hours behind China. Currency Conversion rate