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Many people all around the world decide to travel to China not only because it is a huge and very specific country situated at the eastern part of Eurasia and the western coast of the Pacific Ocean, covering a land area of 9,600,000 square kilometers, but also due to its rich historical background and interesting cultural traditions.

China is an ancient country originated in the eastern area of the Yellow River Region, its civilization is over 5,000 years old started from 2070BC or so; In 1949 the People's Republic of China (PRC) was founded by the Communist Party of China; now China has 23 provinces, five autonomous regions, four directly-governed city regions (Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing), two special administrative regions (Hong Kong, Macau), and has over 1.6 billion population. The most populous part is the eastern coastal areas.

Since the Reform and Opening-Up Policy in 1978, China has become stronger and stronger in economy, science and technology.
China, an ancient, mysterious and beautiful land, its rich culture, numerous natural scenery always attract plenty of tourists all over the world. If you still asking yourself  “why travel to china?”, here are some tips on what you can do in this glorious country. 

10 things to do in China: While traveling, please do not miss following China tourist attractions:

1. Forbidden city: Lying at the center of Beijing, was the imperial palace for twenty-four emperors.

2. Wall of China: one of the greatest wonders in the world, was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987; Having a Great Wall tour is a must in Beijing city (the capital city of China).

3. Li River Guilin: it cruises from Guilin city to Yangshuo city in Guangxi Province.

4. Potala Palace Tibet: Situated on the Red Hill of central Lhasa, Tibet, China; it is the highest ancient palace in the world, reaching 3,767.19m at the topmost point.

5. Silk Road China: it is a historically important international trade route between China and the Mediterranean from 202BC to 8BC or so, beginning at Xian city, then by way of the Hexi Corridor, and it reaches Dunhuang, where it divides into three, the Southern Route, Central Route and Northern Route. The three routes spread all over the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and then extend as far as Pakistan, India and Rome.

6. Summer Palace: situated in Beijing City, is the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China.

7. Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses: situated in Xian city, Shaanxi Province. In 246 BC, Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of all China, had begun to work for his mausoleum, many buried treasures and sacrificial objects had accompanied the emperor in his after life.

8. Yangtze River:  the largest river in China and the third largest in the world after the Nile in Africa and the Amazon in South America. It is originating from the Tanggula Range in Qinghai Province, China and traversing eleven provinces and cities from west to east, finally pouring into the East China Sea at Shanghai city; winding about 3,964 miles.

9. Lijuang Old town: In the 800 years from the Southern Song Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty, the local people created the famous Dongba Culture and the Naxi Ancient Music, and left a large group of unique Naxi buildings in this area.

10. Compose your own travel schedule with one of our professional private tour guides in China.

Following you also can find some important information about China:

China Time Zone:  UTC+8, 8 hours ahead of the Universal Time Coordinated.

Chinese Greetings: A handshake is the common way of greeting people in China. 

Money Exchanging: Usually, four-star and five-star hotels offer exchange service, but only for their guest; if you go to banks for exchange, please take your passport. However, for remote areas, it may be impossible to exchange currency or use a credit card, so if you plan to travel in the remote area please take enough RMB.

Currently seven main foreign credit cards are available in China, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB, Federal and Million, for withdrawing money (only RMB), shopping and other transactions, but just in most major Chinese cities, in general, not accepted in rural areas.

Holidays in China:
New Year's Day (Jan 1, 1 day); Spring Festival (subject to the lunation, it’s Feb in general, 3 days); Qingming Festival (Apr.4 or 5, 1 day); May Day (May 1, 1 day); Dragon Boat Festival (the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, 1 day); Mid-Autumn Day (Aug 15 according to the lunar calendar, 1 day); National Day (Oct.1, 3 days from Oct.1 to Oct.3).

Emergencies: useful Telephone Numbers in China:
110 (free )      - Police 
119 (free )      - Fire Alarm 
120 (free )      - First-aid Ambulance 
12121             - Weather Forecast 
122 (free )      - Traffic Accident to report to Pointsman 
10000 (free ) - Customer Service of China Telecom
10086 (free ) - Customer Service of China Mobile
10010 (free ) - Customer Service of China Unicom

For all further information, please fill free to contact our professional private tour guides in the required city. We have a database of about 200 guides in more than 20 Chinese cities. They will be happy to be of any assistance!

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