China

China

on Tuesday, 04 October 2011. Posted in China

China is an amazing cultural treasure of the world situated in eastern Asia. Its natural wealth, five millennia of history, and an old continuous civilization,  place China as a great travel destination.Numerous historical monuments scattered across the vast territory are vestiges of the ancient Chinese culture. These include: the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, X'ian's Terracotta Army and Tiananmen Square. The vast land of this country also hosts various natural landscapes, such as the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, the Silk Road, the Tibet or Hainan Island.Distinct cities feature distinct panorama and cultural background in China. Beijing is the capital city and a beautiful cultural center. It is host of the Olympics this year. Shanghai is largest city and the major business center with many commercial opportunities. Nanjing and Suzhou are historical places. Guangzhou is a modern prosperous city and Guilin is a paradise location. There are more than nine cities in China that should be visited.In the world, China is the most populous country, over 1.3 billion population. China is also the third largest country in terms of area, it has an area of 9.6 million square kilometres. Economists think that China will be the most world economy powerful within 20 years. Because of its large population, rapidly growing economy, extensive research and development investments, China is often considered as an emerging superpower. Finally, China has more than 5,000 years of alive history. For these reasons, traveling to China is like traveling to another world.The rapid Chinese's growth has improved the tourist infrastructure. China has become one of the most visited countries in the World. Nearly 50 million tourists travel to China every year.If you’re visiting Asia, don’t miss out of the wealth and traditions of China. The countries fascinating history jostles with the urban cities of Shanghai and Beijing to create the perfect culture clash to explore on a visit to China with plenty of cheap flights to choose from.

Beijing

on Saturday, 30 July 2011. Posted in China

Beijing is the political, cultural, economic and education center of the nacion and also is the centre most important of China for international trade and communications. Together with Kaifeng, Xian, Nanjing, Luoyang and Hangzhou, Beijing is one of the six Chinese's ancient towns.
Beijing is characterized by the soul and heart of the politics and of the society throughout its history. The town of Beijing is situated in the northern China, close to Tianjin Municipality, and nowadays covers an area approximated of 16,410 square kilometers and has a population of 14.93 million people.
The town of Beijing was also the seat of the Qing and Ming dynasty emperors until the development of a republic in 1911 and also is one of the 4 Great Ancient Capitals of China.
Beijing has a total of 2 counties and 16 districts.

Hong Kong

on Saturday, 30 July 2011. Posted in China

The city of Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of People's Republic of China, has grown from what was a simple fishing village. It was one of the fourth largest activities of the world and financial center and eighth largest trading economy.
Located in the southeast corner of China, Hong Kong has an area approximated of 1,104 square kilometers with 6,975,000 inhabitants approximated.
The 97% of the population are Chinese and speak English and Cantonese, but the Mandarin is becoming more popular in the city of Hong Kong now. Nowadays, several taxi drivers can communicate with tourists in English.
Districts: The city of Hong Kong is divided into 4 main areas .
• Hong Kong Island: It was the main center of the British settlement. The northern part of the Island is densely. Due to the shortage of the Earth , you'll find most of skyscrapers and the famous skyline of Hong Kong to along the northern coastline.
• Kowloon: It's the southern tip of the peninsula & faces Hong Kong island. It's the most populous area in Hong Kong, and the most densely populated place in the world.
• The New Territories: It was named by the British officials when leased from the chinese government in 1898. The northern part is known as the New territories. However, several travellers or tourists just rush through NT to arrive at the border.
he city of Hong Kong was a crown colony of the United Kingdom in the year of 1842. However, its sovereignty was transferred to the People's Republic of China(PRC) in 1997.
Hong Kong despite its british colonial past, has always stuck to its roots, but when the British handed the colony to (PRC) in early 1997, their unease has largely evaporated.
• The Outlying Islands: Located on Lantau (the bay of the discovery), the Around of 235 islands, including the popular destination of Lantau Island. T

Shanghai

on Saturday, 30 July 2011. Posted in China

SHANGHAI. In the 1930’s Shanghai was known as the “Paris of the Orient “for its grand European architecture and cosmopolitan vibe. But in recent times, Shanghai’s rising city skyline, new entertainment precincts and profiliration of hip bars has earned it the nickname “Berlin of the East”. There’s no doubt Shanghai is China’s hippest city. It, s place where European culture and architecture has been entwined in the fabric of the city for centuries. The British built their settlement in1843 and were followed by the Americans and the French. A visit to the French Concession is a stroll down memory lane and a reminder of Shanghai’s 1930 heyday. In Shanghai, east meets west and old meets new. The US $ 45 billion spent on preparing the city for the Shanghai Expo in 2010 brought new parks, roads, bridges, airport terminals and subway line. Street were repaved and entire neighborhoods razed to make way for dazzling entertainment precincts. Adding to the skyline of modern gothic, Romanesque and Renaissance architecture on Te Bund last year, were brand new luxury hotels such as Peninsula Shanghai, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai and the reconstructed Fairmont Peace Hotel, which was the hotspot for Shanghai’s elite in the 1930.Wander around Xintiand in the Luwan district for its charming traditional Shikume (stone gate) houses and narrow alleys with cafes, restaurants and nightclubs. anzifang is a new art zone in Taking Road with hip art galleries, design studios craft shops and fashion shops. City’s sexiest bar: 789 Nanjing Lu Bar, Lounge on the 66th floor of Le Royal Meridien Hotel for martinis and 360 degree views of the skyline. Best romantic Dining: Book The Cupola at Three on the Bund for a private dinner with amazing views and VIP treatment. The elite private dining venue was once a bell tower for the historic building and has hosted celebrities like Michael Schumacher, Beyonce and Tom Cruise. Sensational shopping: On Nanjing Road head to Plaza 66 for top international designers and Taobao City Market for hand bags. The city of Shanghai was known as Paris of the Orient in the past. Nowadays, Shanghai has a population of 18 million and around of 5.8 millon migrants, and is one of the most populous cities in the People's Republic of China.
Shanghai was the most prosperous and largest town in the Far East during the 1930s, and during the 1990s the city of Shanghai again it began as an attractive spot for travelers or tourists worldwide.
Districts: The city of Shanghai is divided in 2 by the Huangpu River, with the older city on the west bank known as Puxi, and the brash new development on the east side being Pudong.

Xi'an

on Saturday, 30 July 2011. Posted in China

Xi'an is located in central china and is the capital of Shaanxi Province, was formerly known as Chang'an.
Xi'an is bounded by the Qinling Ranges in the south and the Weihe River in the north. As one of China's 7 ancient national capitals and which serverd as the capital for twelve dynasties, approx 1,000 years.
More than 4,000 historical places and tombs have been excavated and approx 120,000 historical relics remain unearthed.
The main tourist attractions include the Stele Forest, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Terra cotta Warriors and Horses, Famen Temple, Banpo Museum, Great Mosque, Maoling Mausoleum and QianLing Mausoleum.
In 1900s, as part of the economic revival of interior China, generally for the northwest regions and the central, Xi'an has re-emerged as an important cultural, educational and industrial center of the central-northwest region, with facilities for development and research, national security and space exploration program of China.
Origin of Name: The 2 Chinese character in the name "Xi' an" that mean Western Peace. However, the Xi'anese pronunciation of Xi'an is almost the same as the Standard Mandarin pronunciation in Hanyu Pinyin.
Name of Xi'an derive from the period of the Ming Dynasty, when was named "Changan". It also resulted in several names as: Fenghao, Xianyang, Fengyuan, Anxi, Jingzhao and Xijing.
Xi'an retained the name approx until 1928, until it was named again Xijing in 1930. It was once again reverted back to its Ming era name of Xi'an in the year 1943.
Shaanxi province: Also known as Qin or Shaan is one the birthplaces of civilization of China. Beishan Mountain and the Qinling Range stand as 2 boundaries that separated the province into 3 natural areas: the Loess Plateau in northern Shaanxi, Guangzhong Plain, and the Qinba Hillyland.

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