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Information on China

 

Location: South east asia
Capital:  Beijing
Language: 
Standard Mandarin
Climate:  Varies Radically
Currency: Renminbi
Country Code: +86
Activities: shopping, food tours , Theme parks , Busines tours . 

 

How to Reach

 

Flights are the best way to travel to China or For internal Travel Trains are the cheapest and best option .

 

Cities in China

 

TSI Holidays provides tours to the famous and lesser-known cities in China that can be customized as stand-alone destination tours as well as multi-city tours in China. Explore the history, culture, lifestyle, and tourist attractions of each destination in China with TSI Holidays outbound tours.

 

Top Destinations in China

 

Beijing :

Beijing is a capital city of China and is also known as Peking . Beijing is more of a “modern” imperial capital . Beijing’s imperial attractions include the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace. For older capitals, see Xi’anLuoyang, andNanjing. Also the Great Wall of China is only at an hour’s distance from Beijing .

 

Shanghai

It is the largest city in China . Shanghai has reaped the benefits of its location jutting out into the Pacific at the mouth of the Yangtze, and has become the world’s busiest container port, shipping “made in China” products all over the world. With a population of over 20 million, Shanghai rivals the largest cities in the world for size and prosperity. Images of Shanghai are typified by the skyline of the Bund.

 

Hongkong

Hong Kong is part of China, having ceded its 100-year British governance in 1997, though it still retains a high degree of autonomy and its unique Chinese-Western character. Hong Kong is famous for its movies popularizing Chinese culture, and its movie star Jackie Chan. Major attractions in Hongkong are Ocean Park , Disneyland( 1 Hr from Hongkong Island) , Madamme Tussauds Wax Museum etc .

 

Guangzhou (Canton)

 

For those who do manufacturing business with China, the chances are you have heard of Guangzhou (or one of the cities in the Guangzhou 40-million-person metroplex including Shenzhen, which borders Hong Kong), the largest manufacturing area in China. Probably Guangzhou’s most famous exports are Cantonese food (standard Chinese takeaway fare) and the Cantonese language. Guangzhou was called Canton when it gave its name to the Cantonese language, which is spoken all over the southeast corner of Chinese, especially Hong Kong, and China towns worldwide.Canton is also famous for canton Fair .
Taipei

Taipei is known as the capital of Taiwan, still regarded by some as a separate country, claiming the title Republic of China . Taipei has been one of the booming commercial cities of the Far East for decades, predating Mainland China’s economic reforms. It is considered a developed city and has a metropolitan population of over 6 million.

 

Macau

Macau is tiny among Chinese cities, with a population of just over half a million, but is notorious for its Portuguese colonial roots and autonomy from China, even since its handover in 1999. It is famous for its casinos, nightlife, Portuguese architecture, and European influence.

 

Xian

Xi’an is the first of China’s Four Great Ancient Capitals and played a very important part in Chinese history. Xi’an is characterized by and proud of its ancient heritage, and rightly so. Xi’an has world class ancient, religious, cultural, and natural attractions, including:Terracotta Warriors and Horses, The Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Huaqing Hot Springs, Mount Hua, Banpo Museum, The Forest of Steles , The Great Mosque, and Qianling Mausoleum. Xian is also famous for Biking .

 

Shenzen

It is in the South of Guangdong Province and to the south of the Tropic of Cancer . Shenzhen is demarcated from Hong Kong by the Shenzhen River in the South, and is bordered by Dongguan and Huizhou to the north. Its sea is part of the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It is a natural port city with Daya Bay in the east and the Lingding Sea to the west. Shenzen is famous for its Shopping .

 

Tourist Attactions in China

China, a large tourist country, boast numerous attractions, from historical sites, cultural sites to scenic sites. From the overwhelming Forbidden City and world-renowned Great Wall in Beijing, impressive Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian, the breathtaking Li River in Guilin, prosperous Bund in metropolitan Shanghai, majestic Yangtze River, to captivating water-town in Suzhou, mesmerizing Jiuzhaigou Valley, ancient Lijiang Old Town and mysterious Tibet

Tourist Attactions

The Major Tourist Attractions in China are Forbidden City , Great Wall of China , Terracotta Army , Temple of Heaven , Tiananmen Square , Huangshan , Summer Palace , Oriental Peal Tower , Li River , Crescent Lake , West Lake ,Yu Garden etc .

 

Events

 

There are annual events like Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival, the Qingming (Tomb Sweeping) Festival, Double Seven Festival, and the Winter Solstice. The festivals introduced here have been selected for their traditional Chinese nature. Often the dates will vary from year to year because they are celebrated according to the Chinese calendar. See below for this year’s dates . Some of the major Events and Festivals in China are

 

Chinese Spring Festival : Spring Festival, widely known as Chinese New Year in the West, is the most important traditional festival in China and a public holiday. The festival falls on the first day of the first lunar month (always somewhere in the period January 21 to February 20), and ends with Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day. The festival is celebrated grandly across the country with various cultural activities. Firework shows, dragon dancing and lion dancing etc .

 

Chinese Dragon Boat Festival : Dragon Boat Festival, as known as Duanwu Festival (Duānwǔ Jié), is a traditional and statutory holiday in China, occurring on the 5th day of the 5th month of China’s lunar calendarThe main customs of the celebration include eating rice dumplings zòngzi, hanging calamus, Chinese mugwort, smoked herbs, and Chinese Angelica (Bai Zhi); drinking Realgar wine (xiónghuángjiǔ), and racing dragon boats. Dragon boat racing is the most popular traditon. The festival has long been marked as a traditional holiday in China.

 

Mid Autum Festival : Chinese Moon Festival is traditionally celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunisolar month (see Mid-Autumn Festival Dates), which is in September or October. The Mid-autumn festival is the second most important festival after the Spring Festival to Chinese people. Every year, when the festival comes people go home from every corner of the country and the world to meet their family and have dinner with them, admire the full moon and eat mooncakes.

 

Chineese Lantern Festival : Lantern Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the first month of traditional Chinese calendar. As the first important festival after the traditional Chinese New Year(Spring Festival), it is also the first night to see a full moon, and it marks the end of the two-week New Year holiday period. During Lantern Festival, people get together to celebrate the beginning of spring by watching lanterns, fireworks and eating Yuanxiao (sweet stuffed dumplings made of glutinous rice flour served in soup).