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Before traveling to China, it is necessary to have a panoramic idea of this country, which is also helpful for planning a memorable vacation effectively.
You may find that Chinese drink alcohol in almost all social and private activities. In fact, brewing and drinking alcohol has a long history in China that has formed a unique Chinese alcohol culture.
No matter where you are in China, the regional delicious dishes and featured snacks should be in your must do list. Represented by the outstanding eight cuisines, the splendid Chinese food culture collects the essential achievement of so many different regions and nationalities in this land.
Tea plays a vital role in every Chinese daily life just as the coffee to westerners. As a result, the unique tea culture is a necessary gem of the broad Chinese culture.
Due to the large area that covers a wide range of latitude and longitude, the climate is always diverse greatly from north to south as well as west to east all the year round. So, it is important to know your destinations’ weather in advance.
From ancient time, the Chinese smart handworkers have shown their creative and unparalleled skills on making different kinds of household utensils and artworks. Generally, the ancient artworks include the bronze vessel, porcelain, pottery, lacquer ware and jade. For travelers, purchasing some beautiful folk crafts is a memorable experience.
Occupying the fourth large geographical area in the world and the largest in Asia, China almost has all kinds of landforms, such as plateau, plain and basin. Therefore, this country is blessed with so many astonishing natural sceneries.
China has attached great importance to education since the ancient time that so many ideologists and educationists have appeared successively. Now, the country has set up a modern education system with government as the major investor so that every person is allowed to gain knowledge legally.
The 5,000 years old China has witnessed the human being’s long development history along the Yangtze River and the Yellow River. Now, a great number of discovered historic relics are available for people to explore the ancient life from the prehistoric period, the primitive tribe, the slave and feudal societies until to the modern times.
The Chinese official language is Mandarin, but there are more than 80 different local languages and dialects coexisting in the country.
In China, marriage is considered to be one of the three most important things in one’s whole life. Traditionally, a whole wedding consists of 6 different steps in advance and then the wedding ceremony.
Although the 55 minorities have their own festivals, there are some traditional and significant festivals celebrated by the Chinese nation annually, for example, the Spring Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival and the Mid-autumn Day.
Having the largest population of 1.3 billion people in the world, China also possesses of the most diversity cultures created by the populous Han nationality and the 55 ethnic minorities.
The Taoism should be the authentic Chinese religion, but the exotic Buddhism, Islam, Christian and Catholicism have been spread widely in the country. Apart from them, most of the minorities still keep their primitive religions and beliefs.
Originated from the primitive society, the traditional Chinese medicine, which is totally different from the modern physic, mainly uses the various kinds of plants, animals and minerals.
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