greatwlchinaRecently, the Chinese people celebrated 60 years of communism and the formation of the Peoples Republic of China. In that time the country has transformed from a nation of farmers into one of the most powerful economies in the world. What’s China like today, and more importantly, what’s it like for tourists and what is the future of tourism in China?

China is actually a vibrant and rapidly developing economy. It’s now one of the strongest in the world, and every Chinese person is proud of their heritage.

Almost everywhere you go in China you can see people who are proud and respectful. As the world looks on, many are uncertain as to what China is about and there is still a great deal of mystery about what will become of this country, as it has rapidly transformed into a major global superpower.

The Beijing Olympics is perhaps the single most important event that could have happened to China. The Olympic Games brought world-wide media coverage to a country which for the most part had been ignored. From Hong Kong to Macau, many westerners have treated China with a wide berth, but China has now proven to the world it can be a great place for a holiday as there are countless great locations to visit. This really is a country that offers something unique every day, but the great part is that much of it is undiscovered and lies ready to be found as the country has largely opened up to western tourists.

ShenzhenShenzhen is a major city in the heart of China. It’s not Hong Kong, it’s not Macau – it’s Shenzhen. Shenzhen is the third largest city in China, and it is also the country’s richest. It’s a place that’s often been forgotten by the west, however within China itself Shenzhen has a famous reputation for its shopping, restaurants and architecture that makes it very typically Chinese.

Shenzhen is an amazing city, and this is evident everywhere you go with its well-developed infrastructure. It is right next to Hong Kong and many residents from Hong Kong come here regularly to take advantage of the great night life and other attractions such as the many theme parks, museums and galleries which are central to the city.

shanghaiShanghai is home to around 18 million people making it one of the largest cities in the world. The city of Shanghai is also one of the most famous, with countless sights and attractions citywide. With Shanghai, simply staying in one part of the city and venturing out is not enough, as there is just so much to see. Everything from the French district that you never knew it had to the Bund which is now the major financial hub of China can be seen in Shanghai as well as countless other spectacles await you in Shanghai.

Shanghai really is the fusion of old, new east and west. It is here that you can really start to see China’s greatness, and from Shanghai you can discover this amazing city which is just as much of an urban metropolis as any city in the west, and with 18 million people is one of the largest cities in the world.

beijingBeijing is the capital city of China and it’s a city that like many in China is growing so fast, that many maps you’ll find in tourist guides are outdated. Beijing serves as the capital city of China and it is here that you can find the world-famous Bird’s nest stadium which held the Olympics, as well as some of the most famous museums in Asia.

This city like no other, with locations such as the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City just a stone throw away. Beijing is a city with so much character that it simply must be seen to be believed. People say that one of the best ways to get around the city is by bicycle, but that’s only if you’re brave enough!

hongkongHong Kong is one of the very unique islands under Chinese sovereignty, in that it’s very much a Cantonese city and its former British influences means that you can experience a diverse range of cultures on this small island which has also become a major world financial center. Hong Kong is a great city in its own right, and one cannot truly call it Chinese, and whilst the people are proud to be Chinese, they are even prouder when they say they’re from Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is rapidly becoming a major tourist destination because of its history but more importantly because of its future, as even though Hong Kong is under Chinese rule, it still has its own administrative government and currency. There is so much to do here with museums beaches, and also the much loved city life that makes it so famous.

HangzhouHangzhou is like the land that time forgot. It’s a world famous tourist destination because it is unspoiled and simply breathtaking. One of the most famous attractions is the Hangzhou it features amazing scenery, from the pavilion located on the island which is around 500 years old, or to the Su causeway which is over 3km long and over 800 years old.

Hiring a bike is something that you can do easily in Hangzhou and it’s one of the best ways to enjoy this famously beautiful city. With so much to see, you really will need to stay here for a while to take in the whole city, never mind everything on the West Lake itself.

No matter what anyone says, China is a magical kingdom that’s developing fast. Now may be the perfect time to see the country which has managed to transform in as little as 60 years. If you’ve thought about a trip to Asia, then visiting China will give you the experience of a lifetime.

60 Years of Success – the Peoples Republic of China

Recently, the Chinese people celebrated 60 years of communism and the formation of the Peoples Republic of China. In that time the country has transformed from a nation of farmers into one of the most powerful economies in the world. What’s China like today, and more importantly, what’s it like for tourists?

China is actually a vibrant and rapidly developing economy. It’s now one of the strongest in the world, and every Chinese person is proud of their heritage. Almost everywhere you go in China you can see people who are proud and respectful. As the world looks on, many are uncertain as to what China is about and there is still a great deal of mystery about what will become of this country, as it has rapidly transformed into a major global superpower.

The Beijing Olympics is perhaps the single most important event that could have happened to China. The Olympic Games brought world-wide media coverage to a country which for the most part had been ignored. From Hong Kong to Macau, many westerners have treated China with a wide berth, but China has now proven to the world it can be a great place for a holiday as there are countless great locations to visit. This really is a country that offers something unique every day, but the great part is that much of it is undiscovered and lies ready to be found as the country has largely opened up to western tourists.

Shenzhen is a major city in the heart of China. It’s not Hong Kong, it’s not Macau – it’s Shenzhen. Shenzhen is the third largest city in China, and it is also the country’s richest. It’s a place that’s often been forgotten by the west, however within China itself Shenzhen has a famous reputation for its shopping, restaurants and architecture that makes it very typically Chinese.

Shenzhen is an amazing city, and this is evident everywhere you go with its well-developed infrastructure. It is right next to Hong Kong and many residents from Hong Kong come here regularly to take advantage of the great night life and other attractions such as the many theme parks, museums and galleries which are central to the city.

Shanghai is home to around 18 million people making it one of the largest cities in the world. The city of Shanghai is also one of the most famous, with countless sights and attractions citywide. With Shanghai, simply staying in one part of the city and venturing out is not enough, as there is just so much to see. Everything from the French district that you never knew it had to the Bund which is now the major financial hub of China can be seen in Shanghai as well as countless other spectacles await you in Shanghai.

Shanghai really is the fusion of old, new east and west. It is here that you can really start to see China’s greatness, and from Shanghai you can discover this amazing city which is just as much of an urban metropolis as any city in the west, and with 18 million people is one of the largest cities in the world.

Beijing is the capital city of China and it’s a city that like many in China is growing so fast, that many maps you’ll find in tourist guides are outdated. Beijing serves as the capital city of China and it is here that you can find the world-famous Bird’s nest stadium which held the Olympics, as well as some of the most famous museums in Asia.

This city like no other, with locations such as the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City just a stone throw away. Beijing is a city with so much character that it simply must be seen to be believed. People say that one of the best ways to get around the city is by bicycle, but that’s only if you’re brave enough!

Hong Kong is one of the very unique islands under Chinese sovereignty, in that it’s very much a Cantonese city and its former British influences means that you can experience a diverse range of cultures on this small island which has also become a major world financial centre. Hong Kong is a great city in its own right, and one cannot truly call it Chinese, and whilst the people are proud to be Chinese, they are even prouder when they say they’re from Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is rapidly becoming a major tourist destination because of its history but more importantly because of its future, as even though Hong Kong is under Chinese rule, it still has its own administrative government and currency. There is so much to do here with museums beaches, and also the much loved city life that makes it so famous.

Hangzhou is like the land that time forgot. It’s a world famous tourist destination because it is unspoilt and simply breathtaking. One of the most famous attractions is the West Lake it features amazing scenery, from the pavilion located on the island which is around 500 years old, or to the Su causeway which is over 3km long and over 800 years old.

Hiring a bike is something that you can do easily in Hangzhou and it’s one of the best ways to enjoy this famously beautiful city. With so much to see, you really will need to stay here for a while to take in the whole city, never mind everything on the West Lake itself.

No matter what anyone says, China is a magical kingdom that’s developing fast. Now may be the perfect time to see the country which has managed to transform in as little as 60 years. If you’ve thought about a trip to Asia, then visiting China will give you the experience of a lifetime.

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