China, officially known as the People’s Republic of China, is a country in East Asia with an area coverage of approximately 3.7 million square miles. China’s coastline along the Pacific Ocean is 9,000 miles long and is bounded by four seas, namely the Bohai, Yellow, East China, and South China seas. It is the world’s second largest state by land area and the most populated state. It is one of the cradles of civilization with its history, beginning with an ancient civilization that flourished in the fertile basin of the Yellow River. China has been recorded as having the second largest economy in the world with different phases of boom and recession in a span of several years.
As with the ancient Roman and Egyptian empires, China led most of the world in the arts and sciences for hundreds of years. Pre-history began with civilizations that originated in numerous regions along the Yellow River and Yangtze River valleys over a million years ago.
China offers an endless variety of fulfilling and interesting attractions, including hundreds of ancient relics sites, countless museums, beautiful and interesting caves, gardens, grottos, lakes, mountains, rivers and waterfalls, as well as timeless monasteries, temples and villages.
China has many places with natural scenery that will take your breath away, or at least make a feast for your eyes. Up to now China has 56 world natural and cultural heritages, ranking 1st in the world.
When someone here says “It’s a modern city,” it’s meant to be a good thing — and oftentimes it is.
You may remember that the 2008 Olympic opening ceremony kicked off with a quote from Confucius—an adage that it’s a great pleasure to have friends come to visit from afar.