Interesting Facts About China
The ancient ruins and the beautiful land of China are always attracting exploratory tourists. Covering an area of 9,600,000sq km, China is the third largest country in the world with an extensive mixture of topography and climate. The rich civilization, warm people, magnificent culture, unique traditions and extended history is what China is proud of. The greatest gift of China is the four extraordinary inventions of paper, gunpowder, the compass and printing. China has also given the world a variety of martial arts that have been a part of the Chinese culture from centuries and are now gaining popularity in the whole world. Apart from these there are many other interesting facts about China that would absolutely amaze you and compel you to travel to this culturally rich country!
Facts about the Land of Dragons and Emperors
Here are some of the most interesting facts about china that everyone should know. China is a country of rich traditions and intriguing structures, but there is a lot more to this great civilization.
World Heritage Structures
The Great Wall of China stands tall among the Seven Wonders of the World. Serving as a national symbol, it is the only wonder that is discernible from outer space. Did you know that China holds the highest number of world heritage sites of any country in the world? Among these sites are the Yungang Grottoes, Lushan National Park, Fujian Tulou and Yin Xu.
Every country has their specialties, and so does China. In fact, Chinese cuisine is known worldwide for its delicious and mouth-watering tastes and flavors. From Buenos Aires to New York to Paris and other parts of the world, Chinese cuisines like Cantonese, Anhui, Hunan, Fujian, Sichuan and Zhejiang are very popular.
China is developing rapidly in terms of economy as well as cultural activities across the world. The city of Guangzhou, popularly called Canton, was privileged to host the Asian Games of 2010, which was the biggest multiple-sport event in the country.
China has been called the safest and one of the most enjoyable places to travel.
‘The Last Emperor’ – An Academy award winner
The country China was popularized when ‘The Last Emperor’ movie was aired in 1987. This movie was a winner of nine Academy Awards – Best picture, Best Cinematography, Best Costume, Best Decoration, Best Music and Best director. The whole movie was shot in the capital city of Beijing and is about the last emperor known as Puyi.
The Asia’s largest island, the Hainan Island is surrounded by beautiful beaches, resorts, fishing sites and seafood restaurants. It is just as marvelous as the city of Hawaii. Many tourists don’t realize that this kind of natural beauty exists in China.
The People’s Republic of China is the country that has the world’s largest number of neighbors. Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, India, Mongolia, North Korea, Laos, Pakistan, Nepal, Russia, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Republic Socialist of Vietnam together form the group of 14 neighbors on the country’s borders.
China has more allied connections of diplomacy than any other nation. It has ties with more than 170 states!
China finished playing at 31st position in the FIFA world champions held in 2002 at the South Korea/Japan.
Leaders of China
Deng Xiaoping is among China’s best political figures and has built the country into a commercial as well as cultural center in the Asian world.
China is the largest producer of Zinc, followed by Canada and Australia.
Some of the world-famous events hosted by China are the XI Summer Asian Games in 1990, the XXIX Summer Olympic Games, Fourth United Nations Conference on women held in Beijing in 2008, and Miss World pageant at Hainan in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007.
Apart from these facts, there is much more to this rich in culture country that makes it an inexplicable and appealing country.