Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China. As home of the Forbidden City,
Beijing has served as the backdrop for many important events. It has attracted people from
around the world, who wish to enjoy its rich cultural treasures.
Chengdu is the great Sichuan Capital. Known as the "Heavenly Kingdom", the city
and the region are famous for their spicy foods. It has a rich atmosphere, and lots of
Harbin is the capital of the Heilongjiang province. It has flourished in culture and
industry despite its harsh environment. The people here can be rough and bellicose...so
Hong Kong had been a British Colony since the middle of the 19th century. Hong Kong was
handed back to China on 1 July 1997. The city is known for its advancements in technology
Inner Mongolia is a Chinese Province, but Mongolia is an independent country, formally
called Outer Mongolia. For those who visit here, the big attraction of Inner Mongolia is
the chance to view the grasslands, perhaps ride horses, and see the Mongolian way of life.
Kunming remains an interesting place to linger for a few days. There is some great food
available, and the streets are vibrant with shoppers, peddlers, roadside masseurs, and the
occasional street performers.
Qinghai Qinghai has a unique mixture of cultures and
religions often unlike the rest of China, and even the world. Qinghai is known for its
beautiful scenery. Its countryside represents picturesque China, bound with rolling hills
and tall green grass.
Shanghai has been called the Queen of the Orient. As a modern day city, Shanghai has a
fast paced environment, and a different feel than other modern cities in China. As one of
the most developed cities, it also has a richly based history.
Tibet is officially a part of China. China invaded them in 1950. It was once home to the
Dalai Lama, before he was forced to flee the country in 1959. Many people around the world
urge China to free the Tibetans from their rule.
Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, is the largest city in Central China, with a
population of 7.3 million. It is economical, social, and cultural centers inside Middle
Xi'an once vied with Rome and later Constantinople for the title of greatest city in the
world. Over a period of 2000 years Xi'an has seen the rise and fall of numerous Chinese
dynasties, and mountains and archaeological sites in the city surrounding serve as a
reminder that once upon a time Xi'an stood at the very center of the Chinese world.
Xinjiang is the largest province in China, comprising of 16% of the country's land
surface. Xinjiang has retained an air of mystery despite its substantial development.
Xinjiang is inhabited by at least 13 of China's official 56 national minorities.