China is an amazing cultural treasure of the world situated in eastern Asia. Its natural wealth, five millennia of history, and an old continuous civilization, place China as a great travel destination.
Numerous historical monuments scattered across the vast territory are vestiges of the ancient Chinese culture. These include: the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, X'ian's Terracotta Army and Tiananmen Square. The vast land of this country also hosts various natural landscapes, such as the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, the Silk Road, the Tibet or Hainan Island.
Distinct cities feature distinct panorama and cultural background in China. Beijing is the capital city and a beautiful cultural center. It is host of the Olympics this year.
Shanghai is largest city and the major business center with many commercial opportunities. Nanjing and Suzhou are historical places. Guangzhou is a modern prosperous city and Guilin is a paradise location. There are more than nine cities in China that should be visited.
In the world, China is the most populous country, over 1.3 billion population. China is also the third largest country in terms of area, it has an area of 9.6 million square kilometres. Economists think that China will be the most world economy powerful within 20 years. Because of its large population, rapidly growing economy, extensive research and development investments, China is often considered as an emerging superpower. Finally, China has more than 5,000 years of alive history. For these reasons, traveling to China is like traveling to another world.
The rapid Chinese's growth has improved the tourist infrastructure. China has become one of the most visited countries in the World. Nearly 50 million tourists travel to China every year.
When to Go to China
If you plan to travel China you must consider two factors: The weather and the public
China is the third biggest country in the world. Its climate is particularly diverse, from sub arctic in the North to tropical in the South. There is a large range of terrains that include mountains, deserts, and plateaus in the east; while in the west can be found plains, large rivers and hills. In Tibet, lies Mount Everest, at 8,848 m. Turpan depression is the second lowest point on land in the world.
Precipitation in China is regular every year. The rainy seasons are principally May to September and in general the south of the mainland has more rainfall than the north including some monsoons from the western Pacific Ocean or the equatorial Indian Ocean. Sometimes the heavy rains in the coastal central and south of China have caused flooding in the cities near to the rivers and have destroyed a high number of crops. Conversely, the northwest is a region of low rainfall and drought-prone.
In general, the best time to travel to the north of China is early spring and late autumn, especially between March to April and October to September. In the south, November to February is a good time, despite of the humidity. Central China is warm in summer but very cold in winter. The west is even colder but the humidity is lowest because of its distance of the sea.
North part of Heilongjiang Province and Inner Mongolia.
Jilin Province, northern Xinjiang Province, and most of Heilongjiang Province, Liaoning Province and Inner Mongolia.
Area of the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River, Shandong Province, Shanxi Province, Shaanxi Province, and Hebei Province.
South of isotherm of Qinling Mountain-Hoang He River and east of Qinghai Province.
Hainan Province, southern Taiwan, Guangdong Province and Yunnan Province.
Qinghai Province and Xizang Province-Tibet Plateau.
Tourists travel to China especially in holidays of this nation. Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) is one of the most important festivals of the country. It is generally in January and February. Other festivals are: Qingming Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and Winter Solstice Festival. It is important to know the massive movement of domestic tourists in order to don’t have any problem with transportation and hotels