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17/07/2013

Deep Dig the Beauty of China I

1. Amazing History and Heritages

China is a historically rich country, making it one of the world's leading tourist destinations. Up to now, China has seen 43 UNESCO world heritage sites designated, among which 30 are cultural heritage sites, and 9 are cultural and natural (mixed) sites, including The Great Wall in Beijing, Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an (starting point for Silk Road tour), Classical Gardens of Suzhou, Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu (Shandong), and the recent addition of SanFangQiXiang in Fuzhou.

2. Multi-splendid Cultures

Chinese civilization is acknowledged as one of the oldest continuous civilizations in the world. In the country's 5,000 years of recorded history, the ancestors of China's various ethnic groups have laboured and multiplied on this vast, bountiful land. Today in China there are 56 ethnic groups, each has developed its unique culture and contributed to the splendid Chinese civilization. In the last two decades, Tibet, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and Yunnan have drawn hundreds and thousands of tourists who are interested in the cultures of China's ethnic minorities. China is inviting the world to come and see its multi-splendid cultures.

3. Fascinating Natural Sceneries

China is a vast land with great variations in landscape and natural scenery. Among its numerals spots of unique scenic beauty, 9 have been listed among UNESCO natural heritage sites, including Huanglong, Jiuzhaigou Valley, and the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas. Guilin on the bank of Li River is said to have the most spectacular landscape in China, featuring verdant hills, green water, and bizarre-looking caves and rocks. The Three Gorges along the Yangtze River (Yantze River tour) is well known for their magnificent, peculiar and precipitous landform.

4. Fantastic Chinese Cuisine

Take the historic Peak Tram up the 45-degree mountainside to The Peak where on a clear day you can enjoy stunning views over Hong Kong Island Victoria Harbour and Kowloon beyond, as well vistas over the South China Sea and outlying islands. And don't miss the great shops, restaurants and entertainment on offer.

5. Shopping

In China you can always find yourself a good bargain. There are featured products in almost every major city that are perfect choices for souvenir. Beijing is best known for the enamel wares; its Hongqiao pearl market and Silk Street are also famous among foreign travelers. Suzhou (must-see for China vacation deals) in Jiangsu province is the best place to buy silk products, embroideries and sandalwood fans. The Dragon Well Tea produced in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province enjoys great prestige in the world. Jingdezhen in Jiangxi Province is known as the "Porcelain capital" in China because of the high-quality porcelains produced there.

6. Convenient Transportation

Air Canada, Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines Hainan, Sichuan Airlines are the five carriers that offer non-stop services between Canada and Mainland China. Cathay Pacific Airways and Korean Air also provide connecting flight to Mainland China via Hong Kong (Hong Kong city guide) and Soul, respectively. Public transportation in China is convenient and inexpensive. An extensive railway network provides service to the entire nation. The major cities have well-developed city bus systems, and their metro systems are either in operation or under construction. The highway system has also gone through rapid expansion. The world's most advanced magnetic levitation line that runs 430 km per hour provides a brand new high speed experience with 7 minutes trip from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Longyang Road Metro Station.

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