A Beautiful Land of Culture, and Modern Technology
China covers an astonishing 6,000,000 square miles, and is the worlds third largest stretch of land, with the world’s largest population.
is bordered by the Mongolian Republic and Russia on the north, by Russia and North Korea on the north-east, by the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea on the east, by the South China Sea on the south, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, India, Bhutan, and Nepal on south-west, by Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan on the west, and by Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan on the north-west.
For centuries, China has played a leading role in civilization, excelling in arts and sciences. The land of beauty and fascination, it’s hardly surprising China attracts adventurous souls from all over the world.
Whether you seek breath taking countryside, mountain ranges, an ever unfolding history, or the latest in razor edge technology; China will leave you forever intrigued to discover more of its beautiful secrets.
A Few Basic Facts
1.4 billion – (December 2018)
Beijing (21.7 million population – December 2018)
Official Language: Mandarin Chinese or Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect.
69% Non-religious or atheist; 20% orthodox Chinese beliefs, mainly Confucianism and Daoism, 9% Buddhism, 2% Other, including Muslim and Christian.
Extremely diverse, tropical in the south to sub-arctic in the north.
Basic Living Cost
Meal at a cheap restaurant: 15 – 30 RMB (£1.50 – £3.00)
Taxi: 10 – 20 RMB (£1 – £2)
Bus fare: 1 – 5 RMB (Between 10 and 50 pence)
Standard hotel: 100 – 150 RMB per night (£10 – £15)
2 litre bottle of water: around 3 RMB (30 pence)
Pint of beer: around 4 RMB (40 pence)
20 Cigarettes: 5 – 20 RMB (50 pence – £2)