There are reasons enough to tell you more about the famous places in China, Chinas population, Chinas climate and guidance for travelling to China, such as a physical map of China and a China road map.
China has been discovered by many business partners, and has become one of the most booming economies in the world. Besides, China is an interesting business partner, in cultural perspective, a visit to China is worthwhile too. Think for instance of the well-known Terracotta Army near Xi’An, where world’s largest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century took place. And what to think of the China Olympics with the spectacular Beijing Olympic buildings.
Physical map of China
The People’s Republic of China, or as most people say, China, is one of the largest countries in the world. The United States of America is about the same size, while Russia and Canada are the only larger countries. The country counts 9.6 million square kilometers and is 5,026 kilometers wide and has a coastline of approx. 18,000 kilometers.
Famous places in China
Highlights of Chinese culture can be found in the Eastern Part of China. Traditional Chinese culture can be found in famous places in China, such as Beijing, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Suzhou the ‘garden city’, Kaifeng, Nanjing or Qufu, the city of Confucius.
In Yunnan and Guizhou, the more traditional regions in the South West of China, you will find a beautiful landscape. Famous places in Chinas West are Kaili, Guiyang, Huangguoshu, Kunming, Lijiang, Dali, Xishuangbanna and Zhongdian. Other places where the landscape is gorgeous are Yangshuo, Yangtze and Guilin, the mountains of Huashan, Taishan, Wutaishan and Zhangjiajie, the waterfalls of Huangguoshu, the plateau of Tibet, or the region of the silk route.
Other famous places in China are modern cities like Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macao.
China has more than 1.3 billion residents, which is approx. 20% of the total world population. China has the largest population in the world. As the Western mountains are largely uninhabited, the China population density is the highest in the Eastern part of the country, especially in large cities like Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
As China covers an extensive area, there is quite a variety in climate. The North East and central part have a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. The South-Eastern part is tropical with a rainy season in the summer. Along the coast the temperatures are more moderate, as there is a maritime climate, with quite some rain in the summer. The higher areas in Tibet and Qinghai have a mountain climate with cold winters and moderate warm summers. In the desert and steppe areas of Xinjiang and Central Mongolia have very hot days and extreme cold nights.
Traveling to China
Whether you travel to China for work or for leisure, it is wise to prepare the trip well in advance. Some tips:
- Check whether you need a visa, and if necessary, apply for it.
- Check whether you need vaccinations
- Depending on the destination, take care of clothes for the right occasion and weather conditions
- Book a flight and accommodation, and if necessary transport. When it’s the first time you visit China, it’s wise to have a personal guide, as this person will speak the language and know the way.
- Last but not least, inform yourself of the Chinese business etiquette.
The following links will help you with the above:
China Travel Golden Route. Travel to one of the famous places in China with a native Chinese. Learn about Chinese history, culture, artifacts, plan a fascinating itinerary and even learn a few Mandarin phrases.
Check visa needs at Chinese embassy
Check you vaccination for China at China Travel
More information about China, or the preparation of your trip to one or more famous places in China can be found below: