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China is the third largest and most populous country in the world. It is one of the oldest civilizations on Earth and has its own advanced culture.
china has grown in record time by economy to become the second largest in the world. and has countless attractions for visitors to explore
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Chinese people and language
- China has the largest population in the world.
- The Chinese population is more than 1.4 billion.
- The population density of China is 153 people per square kilometre (396 people per square mile).
- The median age in China is 38.4 years.
- About 60.8% of the population lives in urban areas.
2. Officially, China has 56 ethnic groups.
The largest group, the Han, make up 91% of the total population.
Of the 55 minority groups, Zhuang, Manchu, Hui and Miao have the largest population.
Most minority groups have their own distinctive culture. Some also have their own language and writing system.
3. About 35 million people live in caves in China.
Most of them live in Shaanxi. It is a Chinese architectural style that dates back to the Stone Age.
People in parts of northern China appreciate underground dwellings and caves because they are cheap to build, easy to heat in the winter, and cool in the summer.
4. The most popular language "mandarin" is Chinese.
Chinese is considered the most used first language in the world and the most difficult to learn.
Mandarin is the official language of the Chinese language and is taught in schools across China. But there are many dialects and even other Chinese.
Some areas speak of mandarin tones. Some areas have a unique language.
For example, Cantonese is spoken in Cantonese, Guangxi, Hong Kong, and Macau.
It is spoken everywhere in Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Wu. These languages can be very different from Mandarin.
5. china has very high beliefs.
Although there is no unified religion in China, people have a wide range of beliefs, mainly from atheism to ancestor worship to one of China's "four great religions"
- Islam and
economy of china
6. China is growing very fast.
China has been the fastest-growing economy in the world for over 30 years (around 10% per year for 30 years).
It is the second-largest economy in the world and it is $ 15.8 trillion in 2020 GDP.
China is known as a "world factory".
It is the world's largest producer of cement, steel, fertilizers, clothing and toys.
7. China has 18 cities with more than 10 million inhabitants.
According to the latest data, China has more than 660 cities. About 90 of them have a population of over 1 million.
There are 18 cities with more than 10 million inhabitants. Shanghai is the most popular city and has a population of over 24 million.
8. A skyscraper is built every five days in China.
According to a published study, China has more than 200 skyscrapers over 150 meters high under construction.
China plans to build more than 800 skyscrapers over the next five years.
By 2030, more than 1,500 new buildings over 150 meters high will be built in Chinese cities.
9. Chinese railways can travel around the world three times.
China's high-speed rail network is the longest, spanning over 38,000 kilometres (24,000 miles) at the end of 2020.
10. China has the longest sea bridge in the world.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is the longest sea bridge in the world.
The total length of the bridge is 55 km (34 mi), including 6.7 km (4.2 mi) of tunnels.
culture of china
11. Religion was an important philosophy of ancient China.
Confucianism,(Confucius' ethical behaviour-centred philosophical doctrine) existed over 2,500 years ago.
Confucianism is an ancient belief system, which has had an influential influence on Chinese culture. It focuses on inner virtue, morals, and respect for society and nature.
Confucianism founder, Confucius, was a great philosopher and teacher who lived from 551 to 479 BC.
His students have encoded his teachings, thoughts, good deeds and ethics in books called "The Analects" or "The Analects".
12. In China, different colours have different meanings.
In Chinese culture, colours represent both good luck and bad luck.
don't shock if we say, Red is a favourite colour of the Chinese. This means good luck and happiness.
White is the colour associated with death and funerals.
Yellow was considered a royal colour in ancient China.
13. There are lucky numbers and unlucky numbers in China.
In China, any number that sounds like an auspicious word is considered auspicious.
Numbers 8, 6 and 9 are lucky.
The Chinese "八" (八) is pronounced ba, like facai (发财), like fa (发/發) and means "get rich" or "get rich quick".
Number 4 is unfortunate because its pronunciation (si) resembles the Chinese word for death.
14. Chinese poetry is the most popular literary form in China.
Chinese literature has been a broad topic for thousands of years. Literary works include fiction, philosophy, religion, poetry, and scientific works. Among them, Chinese poetry is the most popular literary form. Ancient Chinese poetry is still read and studied in schools of all levels. Many ancient Chinese poets are still highly respected by the Chinese people. Famous poets such as Li Bai, Du Fu, Bai Gui and Su Shi are known by most of Chinese.
15. There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac.
The Chinese zodiac is "sheng xiao" (which means "like a child") in Chinese.
Twelve animals are drawn in a precise order
- dog and
16. There are over 400 styles of Chinese Kung Fu.
Chinese kung fu is also known as martial arts or wushu.
It is an important part of Chinese culture. Chinese Kung Fu is an excellent system of theory and practice.
It is a combination of self-defence and health maintenance techniques.
There are more than 400 types of kung fu. De Meest Populaire Kung Fu -stijl Omvat Tai Chi (TAI Chi), qigong en xiaolin kung fu.
17. The Chinese started drinking tea more than 3000 years ago.
According to Chinese legend, tea was discovered by Emperor Shennong in 2737 BC.
Tea is one of the main products brought to the West via the Silk Road. People traded tea for precious stones, dried herbs and spices.
Tea has played an important role in cultural exchanges between the West and China.
The tea and horse route was a trade route between Tibet and the Sichuan / Yunnan provinces.
Drinking tea, especially green tea, has a long history.
china's culture and tea
Chinese tea culture is associated with literature, art and philosophy. For the younger generation, offering tea to the older generation is a way to show respect for the elderly in China.
Couples usually offer tea to their parents and elderly relatives at Chinese weddings.
Drinking tea before and after dinner is a traditional Chinese custom for socializing with friends and family.
groups of Chinese people gather to drink tea in their free time.
and last but not least Today, many Chinese restaurants serve tea before meals.
18. There are thousands of famous restaurants for Chinese cuisine.
and There are many cooking methods in China. The most popular food items in China are known as the "eight largest dishes" and are mentioned in various areas of China.
The eight foods are as follows:
- Peking Roasted Duck.
- Kung Pao Chicken.
- Sweet and Sour Pork.
- Hot Pot.
- Dim Sum.
- Ma Po Tofu.
- Char Siu.
19. Vegetables and rice are the most common ingredients in Chinese cuisine.
It is common for most Chinese to eat vegetables and rice in their daily meals, especially lunch and dinner.
also, Vegetables and rice are the most common ingredients in Chinese cuisine.
we all know Vegetables are considered a healthy food. And Chinese people know about it.
If you go to a food market in China, you will find many green vegetables for sale.
20. Earlier chopsticks in China were used for cooking, not eating.
The Chinese have been using chopsticks for over 3000 years. However, the oldest chopsticks were used for cooking when people cooked in large pots.
To save fuel and cook quickly, they cut the food into small pieces.
in china, People started eating with chopsticks in 400 AD.
For some meals, like pasta, eating with chopsticks saves a lot of time.
21. People in Beijing eat scorpions with sticks.
Scorpions sold on the streets of Beijing are captured alive, dipped in boiling oil for a second and then stabbed.
Beijing's pedestrianized tourist area sells an abundance of insects, other mollusks, and delicious seafood.
22. The Chinese eat "auspicious food" during the Chinese New Year.
The Chinese eat certain foods during the Chinese New Year due to their symbolic meaning.
Some of the more popular Chinese New Year dishes include dumplings, spring rolls, fish, tangyuan, and Nian Gao (rice cakes).
history of china
23. China is one of the "four great ancient civilizations".
China is one of the most ancient civilizations along with the Babylonian, Mayan and Egyptian civilizations.
Documents on the history of China were written more than 3,000 years ago.
24. Before modernity, China led to its "four main inventions", as well as "football" and toquiloni.
The Chinese people invented paper, printing, the compass and gunpowder.
The four great inventions have made a significant contribution to human civilization.
In addition to the four great inventions, the Chinese also invented many things such as kemari, kites, silk and porcelain.
25. Qin Shi Huang has built a huge army of Terracotta Warriors
Terracotta WarriorsThe first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, was a very powerful emperor who built a tomb (City of the Dead) at great expense to rule in the afterlife. Part of it was found - the Mad Army Museum. There you will see thousands of life-size soldiers and officers made of clay, weapons and even animals that he made for his fantasy kingdom.
26. There have been about 600 emperors in Chinese history.
Since the first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, founded the Qin dynasty (221-206 BC), more than 150 emperors have subsequently ruled over China or parts of it.
If we count all the emperors who have claimed legitimacy since ancient times, there are more than 600. Famous emperors include Han Gaozu (the first emperor of the Han dynasty), Tang Taizong (the emperor who made the Tang dynasty the most powerful and famous in the world), Zhou Yuanchang (the first emperor of the Ming dynasty) and the Kangxi emperor ( first emperor of the Ming dynasty).
The most powerful emperor of the Qing dynasty of England), Puyi of the Qing dynasty (the last emperor of China).
27. The Tang Dynasty is considered by some to be the largest Chinese dynasty.
The Tang Dynasty (618-907) was one of the most prosperous and powerful dynasties in Chinese history. Tang poetry and paintings are known to everyone in China. Chinese cities around the world are still called "Tang Folk Streets" in Chinese. 6.1 Geography of China
28. China has great geographical diversity.
With 9.6 million square kilometres (3.7 million square miles), China is the third largest country in the world.
It stretches 3,900 km (2,400 miles) from north to south and 3,100 miles (5,000 km) from east to west.
33% of the Chinese territory consists of mountains, 26% plateaus, 19% basins and deserts, 12% plains and 10% hills.
If you are interested in landscapes, we recommend that you visit the provinces of Guilin, Guizhou and Yunnan in southern China.
Tibet is considered a sacred region and one can discover the highest plateau in the world. Inner Mongolia has the best grasslands.
29. China has the largest number of international borders.
China also has the largest number of borders with 14 countries:
- India ( click here to read 40 amazing facts about India)
- North Korea.
30. The Yangtze River is the longest river in China.
The Yangtze River is more than 6,300 kilometres (3,900 miles) long. It is the longest river in Asia. The Yangtze River, which flows through central China, is one of the most important rivers in China. It played an important role in China's economic and cultural development.
Climate of China
31. China's temperature and rainfall vary considerably.
depending on the North.
In China, the north is cooler and drier than the south and the west is drier than the east.
Winter temperatures in northeastern China can reach -40 ° C (-40 ° F), while summer temperatures in the south can reach 40 ° C (104 ° F).
Precipitation ranges from a few millimetres per year in the Taklamakan Desert to more than 3 meters (118+ inches) per year in the Southeast.
32. In general, autumn is the best time to visit China.
China is a large country with a rich variety of weather-dependent and non-weather-dependent travel options.
Visitors can travel to various idyllic places in China all year round. But to visit the most famous places in pleasant weather, it is best to go in the fall.
China's top travel destinations are Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an and Guilin.
Tourist Attractions in china
33. China has 56 world heritage sites.
If you want to visit world heritage sites, China should be your destination as it has the greatest diversity.
China has 56 World Heritage Sites (second only to Italy's 58).
The most famous places are
- the Great Wall
- the Forbidden City
- the Summer Palace
- the Terracotta Warriors and Horses
- Mogao Caves
- Danxia Terrain
- Fujian Tolu.
34. China is a destination rich in places and experiences.
China is rich in historical, cultural and natural wonders.
The best destinations to discover Chinese culture and history are Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an. In China, you can experience the culture and life of ethnic groups such as Yunnan, Xinjiang, Tibet, and Guizhou. Hike through Yunnan's Tiger Leap Gorge, soak up the sun on the beaches of Hainan Island, see the frozen and snowy world of Harbin, explore Tibet's highest mountain, and marvel at the many wonders of nature.
35. China has many world records.
- The largest square in the world from 1958 to 1976 Tiananmen Square (now No. 7)
- The largest imperial palace in the world the Forbidden City
- The tallest Buddha in the world the Leshan Giant Buddha
- The longest wall in the world the Great Wall of China
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