China, a sovereign state located in East Asia, is the prime sightseeing spot for any curious traveller, no matter the age; after all, China is the second-largest country by land area, so it can easily boast something for everybody.
With a vast and diverse landscape that ranges from forest steppes and the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts in the north, to subtropical forests in the south, China (officially, the People’s Republic of China) is a fascinating place for sightseeing enthusiasts. Adventure-goers will enjoy a sightseeing experience like no other on the Himalaya, Karakoram, Pamir and Tian Shan mountain ranges that separate China from South and Central Asia, while animals-lovers will relish the country’s wildlife that includes pandas, monkeys, and tigers.
Mountains and wildlife aside, China is a stellar location for sightseeing because it is home to the third- and sixth-longest rivers in the world (the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, respectively), mysterious caves (like one in Zhoukoudian near Beijing that exhibits hominid fossils that date back between 680,000 and 780,000 BCE!), the world’s highest point (the peak of Mount Everest), the world’s third-lowest point (the dried lake bed of Ayding Lake), and over 34,687 species of animals and vascular plants, a number that makes it the third most biodiverse country in the world! All in all, China is a sightseer’s paradise.
Sightseeing guides in China will share the ins and outs of the country with you. While they speak good English, there are as many as 292 living languages in the country! They will share the likes of why exactly the republic is heavily influenced by Confucianism and conservative philosophies. China’s sightseeing tour guides will also give you the lowdown on the country’s literary emphasis (since ancient times, they have believed that writing and painting are superior to dance and drama), why the Chinese are so passionate about an inward-looking national perspective, and why so much energy is put toward examinations and merit.Read More ...