|Land Area||9,326,410 km2|
|Water Area||270,550 km2|
|Total Area||9,596,960km2 (#4)|
|Government Type||Communist State|
|GDP (PPP)||$21,100.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$14,600|
|Currency||Yuan Renminbi (CNY)|
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ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
China, the fourth largest country in the world, offers an endless variety of fulfilling and interesting attractions, including hundreds of ancient relics sites; countless museums; beautiful and interesting caves, gardens, grottos, lakes, mountains, rivers and waterfalls, as well as timeless monasteries, temples and villages.
Iineraries must include Beijing, with its over 100 cultural and scenic spots; sparkling Shanghai, the largest city; the Terra Cotta Warriors in Shaanxi province; a Yangtze River boat tour, and of course, the Great Wall of China.
When visiting here, please note that the Chinese are now aggressively enjoying personal travel and tourism to the highest levels in their history, and many of the major attractions can be crowded, with long lines. The Forbidden City is one example and hours may be spent just waiting to enter.
Regardless, in China, as an old saying goes, "Patience is a Virtue," and for those who follow that logic, they will certainly be rewarded.
CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS:
- Calling Code: 86
- Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
- Drive on the: Right
- Times to Travel: China is a very large country, with a broad range of weather.
Autumn, September to early October, is generally the favored time for many people. The temperatures are comfortable and rainfall is minimal.
Summer, from June to the end of August, can be extremely hot and this period is also the rainy season. Conversely, winter can be incredibly cold, especially in the northern part of China.
- Beijing Tourism Guide
- China Guide Tours
- China Travel Discovery
- China Travel Tips
- Gardens in China
- Great Wall Travel Tips
- Guangdong Travel Guide
- Hebei Province Guide
- Hubei Travel Guide (Chinese)
- National Museum of China
- National Palace Museum
- Shanghai Travel Guide
- Terracotta Army Museum
- UNESCO Sites
- Yangtze River Cruises
- Yunnan Tourism Guide
PASSPORTS - TRAVEL VISAS - WARNINGS:
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