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China Major Cities

China Major Cities If you love the happening atmosphere of the rapidly changing cities, then Chinese cities are the best place to enjoy it. Being the fastest growing economy in the world, you can feel the buzz of urbanization rush in the cities. These cities which you see today were only a fraction of their size 30 years ago. But now they are the best metropolitans in the world. Most of these cities are in the eastern part of the country. They are also known as the 'Factory of the World' because of their manufacturing capabilities.

So. get ready to explore the cities from where majority of your everyday goods come from. Here are top 10 largest cities in China.

1. Beijing - The Capital City Beijing ranks top among the major Chinese cities. Reputed as the world's historical city, Beijing has been the capital of China for last 800 years since the Liao Dynasty.
It is a political, cultural ans educational center with some light industries like science, technology and research.…

How to travel China without a Visa

How to Travel China without a Visa
Just a few years back, China has started a 72 hours and 144 hours visa-free transit policies. This policy allows you to transit and stay in 18 cities of China without a visa. This policy in only available for passengers from 53 countries. Check out the list of countries and the cities in which the policy is applicable.
Qualifying Countries :-   24 Schengen Agreement countries - These include Austria, Czech Republic, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Greece and Sweden.
15 Other European Countries of United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia - Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Belarus, Albania and Monaco
6 American Countries of USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile
2 Oceania Countries - Australia and New Zealand
6 Asian Countries - UAE, Japan, Ko…

China - Culture and Festivals

China - Culture and Festivals

Chinese festivals are an integral part of a Chinese culture. Most of the festivals are based on the Chinese Lunar calendar. Many festivals celebrated today were started long back in the Han Dynasty.
Here are some of the important Chinese festivals.

1. Chinese New Year :-

It is also known as the Spring Festival. It is celebrated at the turn of traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Traditional celebrations start from the evening preceding the 1st day of the New Year to the Lunar festival on the 15th day.

It usually falls on the new moon between 21st Jan and 20th Feb every year. This year it was celebrated on 16th Feb. Each Chinese year is associated with an animal sign from the Chinese Zodiac. This year it was dog. The signs repeat after every 12 years.

The festival celebrations include fire dance, dragon dance, family gatherings, giving red envelopes and decorating doors and windows of houses with red color paper cuts and couplets having writings for goo…

China - History Timeline

China - History Timeline

China is one of the world's four ancient civilizations. The written history of China can be dated back to Shang Dynasty almost 3000 years back.

The history of China can be mainly divided in 5 eras.
The Pre-historic China i.e. before 1600 BC which is mainly charted by legends and pre-historic evidence.The Ancient China era from 1600 BC to 221 BC.The imperial era of China from 221 BC to 1912 AD till the end of Qing Dynasty.The Republic of China era from 1912 AD to 1949 AD.The Modern China after 1949 AD.
The Pre-historic Era :-
The pre-historic era of China just like any other country can be divided into Paleolithic, Neolithic and the Bronze Age.
There is no reliable historical record about this period of Chinese history. It mostly comes from understanding the human activities and the archaeological sites and some from Chinese mythology.
Through out its history, China was ruled by several Dynasties. But the first of it is believed to have been established in t…

Countries and their Flags

Countries and Flags in Asia                                                                                       Flags are the identity of a country on an international platform. They carry a hidden meaning behind their design. Some flags depict their country's freedom struggle and dark past, for some they depict their rich culture and history, whereas for some it denotes their national principles.
Here are flags of some of the Asian countries and the awesome symbolism they depict in their designs.

India :- 

Indian flag is also called ‘Tiranga’ or tricolor. It has 3 bands of saffron, white and green. On the green band there is a navy blue wheel called the Ashoka Chakra.
The colors have their own significance Saffron - stands for courage and sacrificeWhite - stands for truth and peaceGreen - stands for chivalry and faithAshoka Chakra - symbolizes eternal wheel of law
China :-

It is also known as the Five-Star Red Flag. It is a red field charged with 5 stars. The design consists of one…

China - Geography

China - Geography China is the 3rd largest country in the world after Russia and Canada.

It has a great physical diversity. The eastern plains and the southern coasts of the country are fertile lowlands and foothills and is the location of mos of China's agricultural output and human population.

The area to the south of Yangtze river consists of hilly and mountainous terrain. The west and north of the country are dominated by sunken basins of Gobi and Taklamakan desert, rolling plateaus and towering massifs.

China has a long coastline of 18000 kms which is now used for export oriented trade.

Borders :-

China shares its border with 14 countries
Russia and Mongolia to the northKazakhstan to north-westNorth Korea to north-eastKyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to westPakistan and Afghanistan to south-westIndia, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam to southTo the east of China lies Yellow Sea, East China Sea, South China Sea and Korean Bay 
Physical Geography :-

The topography of China can b…