Whether you are looking for ancient history, urban wonders, picturesque landscapes, or cultural experiences; more and more world travelers are turning their toes towards China. For first time travelers to this beautiful and historic land, here are some facts you may wish to know.
- China’s history is rich with art, politics, science, and philosophy. It is home to the oldest of the major world civilizations.
- There were 21 dynasties that ruled China starting with Xia Dynasty from 2070-1600 B.C to Qing dynasty 1644-1912.
The Silk Road was and is a network of trade routes connecting the East and West, and was central to the economic, cultural, political, and religious interactions between these regions from the 2nd century BCE to the 18th century. The Silk Road primarily refers to the land but also sea routes connecting East Asia and Southeast Asia with South Asia, Persia, the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa and Southern Europe.
Culture and Tradition:
Chinese culture is one of the world’s oldest cultures, tracing back to thousands of years ago. Important components of Chinese culture includes ceramics, architecture, music, literature, martial arts, cuisine, visual arts, philosophy and religion
Chinese Spice and Cusine:
Chinese cusines comes in different flavours and taste based on climate and settings, it warries from wild foods of Anhui/Fujian to numbing spicy cusines of Sichuan, Hunan and Chongqing.
All these cusine have onething in commeon which are those 9 spices which are consits of Cloves, Cardemom, Black cardemom, fennel seeds, staranise, cinamon, Sichuan pepper, dried ginger and Bay leaves. Some of tourists favourites Chinese cusines from around the world are
Dim Sum, HotPot, Vinegar Fish, Spring roll, Peking Duck, Scallian pancakes, Steamed buns. soup dumplings, Xian burger, Chuanr(Kebabs) Spicy Mala stir potatoes and ZhangJiangMian( Black bean noodles)
China is one of the major Countries of Asia and most populated in world, country with that much history and culture bound to have great tourists attractions and there are many but there are some attractions which attracts almost all individual who had experienced to see China as tourists. Here are some of the lists I have taken from many tourists diaries and they are as follows.
The Great Wall Of China:
Recommended by many, As they say the only way to appreciate the Grest wall of China is ones you stand on the wall and stare around.
The forbidden city:
Beijings most popular attraction. Here emperors held court for 500 years from 15th cenetury to 1911.
Xi’an and Terracota army:
in 1974 farmers while digging uncovered this amazing architetural find, army of 7000 soldiers, chariotys and horses, it was build more than 2000 years ago.
At last, if you are even a little bit interested in country with one of the oldest history and culture then China is your destination.