Located in East Asia, China is the world’s most populous country with a population of around 1.404 billion. China is the third largest country by land covering a total area of 9,600,000 square kilometres and world’s largest exporter and importer of goods. After the introduction of economic reforms in 1978, the economy of China has been one of the world’s fastest growing and in 2016, China’s currency is the world’s second largest economy by GDP. China has the world’s largest standing army and second largest defence budget.
China is a vast country and a mix of grassland, desert, mountains, lakes, rivers and modern architecture with a mix of historic sites. Within its vast geography, one can find indigenous niches of culture and vegetation. The relative isolation of Chinese from the outside world made possible for the country to preserve its vastness and originality of culture. Even though with the development of world class industrial hubs like Shanghai and Hong Kong, one can easily find the authentic culture in the country side.
Within the country boundaries exists a diverse climate and topography. From the highest of the places on earth to the vast coastal line and from the temperate climate to sub zero temperatures of Tibet the place is an adventure to travellers.
China has over 34,687 species of animals and plants, making it third most biodiverse country in the world.
To get the real taste of country’s heritage, culture and people it is recommended to travellers to visit the cultural hotspots, monuments and most importantly to get to mingle with the local population and explore what china has to offer.