Listing merely 10 amazing facts about China would be a difficult feat indeed. Especially since it has so much to offer in terms of its rich culture, exquisite art and impressive architecture. Not to mention its scrumptious cuisine and both historical and modern tourist attractions. Hence, fun facts about China exceed the ten that have been covered forthwith.
FUN FACTS ABOUT CHINA
China is the third-largest and most populous country in the world and the impressive number of amazing facts about China make it everyone’s dream destination. This is mainly due to how China is an intriguing mélange of ultra-modern and ancient cultures, impressive architecture, and famous inventions. One such feat of architecture is the elusive Great Wall of China.
FACTS ABOUT THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA
The Great Wall of China is the largest man-made structure in the world with a length of 21,168 km. It was built more than 2,300 years ago. It is a series of fortifications built as a way of protection against nomadic groups of the Eurasian steppes. Moreover, it is a popular tourist destination and attracts over 50 million tourists every year. The most bizarre fact about it is that a mixture of glutinous rice flour was used as an adhesive, along with sand and cement. This made the construction of this wall even more intriguing.
Moreover, some part of The Great Wall of China is located in Hebei province. This is in the City of Beijing which has its fair share of intriguing facts discussed below.
FACTS ABOUT BEIJING, CHINA
Beijing is the capital city of China with a rich history that stretches over 3 millennia. Making Beijing one of the most visited cities in the world. Another fact about Beijing is that it is home to 7 of UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific Cultural Organizations) world heritage sites. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces and temples. Moreover, it is home to various cultural and historical tourist spots like the Forbidden City. The cherry on top is its incredible architecture, both modern and ancient. Making Beijing the highest-earning tourist city, second only to Shanghai as of 2018.
Moreover, The Beijing Daxing Airport is the largest and most expensive airport in the world. Whereas, Beijing is home to the world’s second-longest metro that follows a route totaling 762 km. In all, an amazing fact about China is how it offers insight into both ancient and modern cultures and architectures, etc.
In the same vein, From Beijing let us travel back in time to unearth the amazing facts about ancient China.
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FACTS ABOUT ANCIENT CHINA
Typically, the history of China is broken down into three sections: Ancient China, Imperial China, and Modern China. Ancient China began in 2070 BC and majorly saw the rule of three dynasties. Namely, the Xia dynasty, Shang Dynasty, and Zhou Dynasty. The earliest record of writing in Chinese script was found in ancient China too. Another amazing fact is that Sun Tzu who is credited as the author of a military strategy guide; ‘The Art of War is believed to have lived during this era as well.
FUN FACTS ABOUT CHINESE CULTURE
An amazing facts about China is that the Chinese government recognizes 56 minorities, each having its own unique culture, dress, traditions, etc. Chinese people lay great emphasis laid on zodiac signs and horoscopes.
IN CHINA, FESTIVALS ARE EVERYTHING
Especially the Chinese New Year is celebrated with great gusto. Each family has its own special customs and way of celebrating like making dumplings or other special food.
Even though Mandarin is the standard language used, there are countless dialects being spoken as well. Like Cantonese, Gan, Min, etc.
FOOD IS LIFE
Food in China is more of an art form. Accentuated by the different cuisine styles from different regions. Sweet and sour pork, Kung pao chicken, spring rolls, and dumplings are the most famous cuisines.
An amazing fact about Chinese art it is incredibly centered on calligraphy, painting, and poetry. Its influences could be seen in the beautiful statues of Buddha and patterns of dragons incorporated in Chinese architecture.
SPORTS IN CHINA
Ping Pong (Table Tennis) is the national sport of China. While basketball, cricket, and running are common, trending sports.