China has a rich & wonderful history & culture. China’s capital is Beijing, a thriving modern city with over 20 million residents. It is packed with businesses, cultural landmarks, educational institutions, and tourist attractions.
While visiting Beijing be sure to see the palace museum in the mysterious Forbidden City. The museum was once the home of the Emperor, and a very important location for the Chinese government to conduct business. The whole forbidden city complex covers about 250 acres.
As you continue to visit the great cities of China don't miss the city of Xian. The city of Xian hosts one of the world’s greatest archaeological treasures, the Terra Cotta Warriors. An army of more than 8,000 life-sized soldiers made of terra cotta. These warrior statues are said to be guardians of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the afterlife.
Before you leave China you must take a cruise on the river Yangtze, where you can spend a relaxing afternoon viewing the misty mountains, the Three Gorges, and some of China’s traditional culture of farmers plowing with water buffalo and colorful pagodas clinging to the cliffs.
If a river cruise doesn't relax you, then perhaps you would like to get a Chinese Tuina (Chinese medical massage). Chinese Tuina is said to stir up the body's own energy to bring balance and harmony to the body.
When it's all said and done your trip to China will both stimulate you and relax you, and it will be an experience you will remember for the rest of your life.
*What is the climate like*
The climate in China is very diverse. There are warmer temperatures in south, but also colder temperatures in the north. In China they can experience very hot, humid summers, and short, cold, dry winters. Spring may bring sandstorms from the Gobi Desert. The monthly daily average temperature in January is 26.8 °F, while in July it is 80.4 °F.
*What languages are spoken*
In China, most people speak Standard Chinese (Mandarin). Other languages spoken are Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), and Minbei (Fuzhou).
*What are the best attractions*
Some of the attractions you must see on your visit to China include: the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Great Wall of China in Beijing, the many attractions in the city of Qindau including the German and Chinese architecture, the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian, and the Yangtze River.
*What is the favorite food of the locals*
Some of the favorite foods to try in China are sweet and sour pork, kung pao chicken, fried noodles, Hotpot, Sichuan Pork, Braised Pork Balls in Gravy, Spring Rolls, Dumplings, and Chow Mein.
*What currency do they use*
The currency in China is the Renmembi (RMB) or Yuan.