China is a country in East Asia, well known as the most populated country in the world, with some of the richest nature and history on the Earth.

Location: East Asia

Capital: Beijing

Area:  3 700 000 km2

Population: 1 379 000 000

Official language: Mandarin

Other spoken languages: Local dialects of South and East China, as well as minorities’ languages. English is poorly spoken, mainly the young people can speak some basic English, rarely good English.

Ethnic groups: 56 official ethnic groups, among which the main group is Han

Currency: RMB (1 USD = 6,29 RMB; 1 EUR = 7,75 RMB)

Basic facts: China is a People’s Republic with a President and one ruling party- the Chinese Communist party.

Travel tips:

  1. China is one of the biggest countries in Asia, geographically offering almost all kinds of geographical zones and features (except active volcanoes).
  2. China has few thousand years history, offering a lot of remains from various ages.
  3. China has many ethnic groups, which also offers a lot of culture experiences.
  4. For those, who are interesting in the economy and technological progress, China has a lot to offer, especially in the big cities.
  5. China has areas in some of the densest population in the world, as well as “no man lands”with 0 population.

10 best places and routes in China:

  • Beijing: The capital of China, a big mega city with rich history and culture, representing the whole nation.
  • Shanghai and Dong Hua (Hangzhou, Suzhou and the area around): The Eastern rich economic zone, presenting the high Chinese development, as well as long history, a lot of culture and traditional Chinese life.
  • Hongkong and Pearl river delta: The Southern rich economic zone, full of modern life and the special zones of the world cities of Hong Kong and Macau.
  • South China Karst hills areas: The famous Chinese picturesque sharp dome hills zone, presented in Guilin, Zhangjiajie and many other destinations.
  • Great Tibetan plateau: The highest mountain land on the Earth, with the highest peak Everest, full of breathtaking landscapes and unique Tibetan culture.
  • Tianshan mountain range in Xinjiang: Some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, with high sharp peaks, grasslands, wild taiga forests and Uyghur culture.
  • Inner Mongolian grasslands: The vast green grasslands in the north of China, full of Mongolian culture, horses, sheep, yurts and great landscapes.
  • Yunnan- the multi ethnic land: An area in South China, with wonderful mountains, valleys and rivers, full of local ethnic cultures, where the civilizations of China, Tibet and Southeast Asia meet.
  • Henan, Xi’an to Sichuan:  A route through the historic core of China.
  • Heilongjiang- the far Northeast of China: The northernmost part of China, presenting beautiful northern nature.

A journey to Yushu, in the wildest part of Eastern Tibet

A vast highland of rolling hills, covered by endless grasslands, under the deep blue sky with white clouds. Everlasting silence until the horizon and beyond it interrupted only by scattered Tibetan nomadic families with their yak herds. Curving river valleys through the wilderness, and probably some lonely Tibetan stupa hidden somewhere around. And all this between around 4000 to 5000…

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Discover Yilhun Lhatso in Chola Mountain- a fantastic hidden gem in Eastern Tibet

The eastern part of Tibet, the magnificent land on the “Roof of the World” is full of stunning views, endless grasslands, snowy mountains, and unique Tibetan culture. It also hides a lot of fantastic beautiful gems, deep and far in its off the beaten areas- in places where you can’t see and hear anything else but the virgin highland nature…

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A journey to Tagong and its grasslands- a green paradise in Eastern Tibet, China

Do you like green rolling hills, covered by endless grasslands, something like in the popular wallpaper of Windows XP? There are a lot of places on Earth with a similar landscape. But some of them are more epic, harsher, and stunning. Some of them look vast, endless, and this is what awakes a longing of a traveler to get lost…

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Trekking in Genyen Mountain, in the heart of Eastern Tibet

Have you been on several days (and longer) mountain trekking, in a wild and harsh highland? Not in some famous mountains like the Alps, or popular national parks like Yosemite or Banff? Here I mean trekking in a remote, off the beaten area, in a place with almost no tourists. A place, bringing a feeling like you are walking on…

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KANGDING- The most romantic city in China

While the relationship between lovers is alive, people will always look for romantic places to spend their holiday. Many of them are aiming at famous cities like Paris, Venice, or some exotic beaches in places like Maldives, Caribbeans, Thailand, Bali or Bora-Bora. But not too many people have heard about the most romantic city in China. And can’t even imagine…

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