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Ancient chinese transportation!!!

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Elise Wade

on 27 September 2013

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Ancient chinese transportation!!!
What sorts of transportation did the ancient chinese use?
Some of the main types of ancient chinese transport were boats, rickshaws, carts, chariots and wagons pulled by horses, oxen, camels, yak, mules, donkeys and people.
Did the emperors travel differently from ordinary citizens?
Emperors in ancient china traveled far differently from citizens. They had the luxury of private carriages, four-man rickshaws and camels with grand howdahs rested on their humps.
An emperor would have servants there beside him taking care of his everyday needs and wants.
The ancient chinese traveled on water using canoes, wooden boats, junks and rafts. They were the more casual transport boats while people in the chinese military traveled using tower boats.
Tower boats were enormous, waist high fender walls surrounded their three storey's filled with holes for arrows and spears useful for long and short distance combat. The first storey not only had fender walls but also a defensive barrier.
How did Ancient chinese people travel?
Most people in ancient china travel on foot or on horses, if you were rich you could travel in a cart pulled by oxen or mules.
Did the ancient chinese travel on water?
Bibliography
Ancient china ships, viewed 25th September 2013
http://globerove.com/china/ancient-china-ships/2414
History of chinese transportation, viewed 24th September 2013
http://www.chinatownconnection.com/chinese_transportation.htm
The end!!
Dorling Kindersley,1992, The Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia, Reader's Digest, Australia
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