China’s main draws that exceed other countries are in size, and depth, and variety. In China you can see more and better in one place.
China has the greatest number and variety of world-class tourist attractions of anywhere in the world. China’s tourist appeal is emphasized by being so culturally different from countries outside of East Asia. If you are looking for a trip that is exotic, packed full of new sights and experiences, stimulating and over all different, China is the place to go.
China has a vast amount to offer tourists: attractions galore — spectacular scenery, exotic culture, rich in history, and all with the buzz of activity and change that makes it the fastest developing country in the world.
China’s culture is the richest. Its language supersedes others in originality and complexity, influencing rather than taking from countries like Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. Kungfu and taichi supercede karate and thai boxing. Also consider China’s tea culture, Chinese medicine, poetry, calligraphy, opera, costume, and porcelain, before even considering the 55 (or more like 550) ethnic minorities.
As far as natural beauty goes, China goes bigger and more-varied and spectacular than any country in Asia (or the world if you count everything). Take for example Everest, the Yangtze gorges, the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts, Jiuzhaigou, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Jilin’s Rime, and Hainan’s tropical beaches and forests. See: The Seven Natural Wonders of China; China’s Top National Parks; The Most Beautiful Places in China; China even has its own world-renowned endangered species — the adorable giant panda.
If ever there was a time to plan a trip to China, it’s now. The Red Republic is in the midst of a major facelift, with thousands of years of history interwoven into a thriving modern economy.
Just a few years ago, big cities were still peppered with small alleys (called hutongs) and tiny corner shops. Just a few years from now, most of the small, old-fashioned alley communities will have completely given way to cutting edge skyscrapers and chic condos.
Address: 21F, 319 Changde Road (corner of West Beijing Road)
Closest metro: Line 2/7 Jing’an Temple, Exit 3/4/10,
A 5 min walk away
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