China is a country that is also known as the Middle Kingdom, and it is a colossal country with equally great possibilities for visitors. Exciting megacities, quiet mountain areas, wide rivers, lovely beaches, delicious food and a long history that makes its mark everywhere are some of the things to see in the Chinese regions.
It is easy to see that China is an old cultural nation, where temples, palaces and ancient sites are well preserved in many places from the times of the Chinese imperial dynasties. Xi'an's Terracotta Army, the Forbidden City in Beijing and of course the Great Wall are just a few of the best known sights.
China is also a nation that has undergone great development in a few decades since the late 1900s, and this is evident on the skyline of all major cities of China. The architecture is often modern, interesting and challenging, and Shanghai and Hong Kong are literally shining examples of fascinating Chinese cities.
There is also great variation in Chinese nature, where pandas and tigers live in large areas. The Great Wall of China winds its way through the mountains, which are particularly characteristic in the Guilin province. A trip by train to the highlands of Tibet completes the journey through the nature and culture of China.
- Shanghai: 24,500,000
- Beijing: 22,500,000
- Guangzhou: 19,800,000
- Tianjin: 15,500,000
- Chongqing: 15,400,000
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- January 1-3: New Year's Day
- Date varies: Chinese New Year (seven days)
- Date varies: Qingming Festival (three days)
- May 1: May 1 celebrations (three days)
- Date varies: Dragon Boat Festival (three days)
- Date varies: Autumn festival (three days)
- October 1: National Day