China: Travelling & Vacation
China is one of the largest countries in the world, with a very long history.
China is west of Japan, south of Russia and north of India. Since the Chinese Civil War, today's China is from two different republics.
The Republic of China is the continuation of the republic for the Chinese Civil War. A large part of the Chinese mainland was covered, but now only consists of the island of Taiwan and several smaller islands.
The People's Republic of China includes mainland China. In 1950, Tibet was annexed, in 1997 and 1999 respectively, the former British colony of Hong Kong and the former Portuguese colony of Macao. As a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China were combined.
In 2008, China held the Olympics in Beijing.
The restrained, but hospitable people will welcome tourists, but is always somewhat the cat out of the tree look.
Latest additions to China
The Forbidden City was built between 1406 and 1420 under Ming Emperor Yongle, and served as the imperial palace for the Ming and Qing dynasties. Ming Emperor Zhudi was the first emperor to live there. It is 3,150 feet long from north to south and...
The Ming Dynasty lasted from 1368 to 1644. The Ming Tombs are a group of mausoleums of 13 Ming emperors, their empresses and their concubines. The tombs are located about 31 miles north of Beijing and are scattered across an area of 25 square miles....
Beijing Museum of Natural History grew out of the preparation department of National Central Museum of Natural History founded in 1951. Beijing Museum of Natural History was formally named in 1962. Being the first large-scale museum of natural...
Liuhe Pagoda is located to the south of Hangzhou. This famous octagonal pagoda, first built in 970AD, stands high on Yuelun Mountain by the Qiantang River. The 60 meter (197ft) brick and wood structure is considered a masterpiece of traditional...
The Great Wall is a symbol of the ancient Chinese civilization. Stretching 3,950 miles, The Great Wall was built as a defensive structure. It is listed in the United Nation's Education, Science and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) World Heritage...