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12 Facts about China


1.China is the most populous country in the world,with a continuous culture stretching back nearly 4,000 years.

2.The Great Wall of China is considered as one of the ancient wonders of the world.It is also listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site.

3.The National Day of China  is celebrated every year on October 1. It is a public holiday in the People's Republic of China to celebrate their national day.

4.The Chinese New Year begins anytime between late January and mid-February based on their ancient Chinese calendar.The next Chinese New Year (2014) is on Friday, January 31 and animal sign is Horse.

5.The Chinese calendar is the ancient calendar with a complete cycle of 60 years.In chinese calender,12 months are represented by 12 animals namely Rat, Ox ,Tiger, Hare, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep ,Monkey Rooster, Dog ,Pig .Each year is also represented by an animal. The Chinese believe that a person will have some of the characteristics of the animal representing the year in which he is born.

6.The Chinese people believe that numbers will bring auspicious or inauspicious based on their pronunciation sound.In Chinese culture "eight" is considered the luckiest number as it sounds similar to the word "prosper" or "wealth". Number 4 is considered an unlucky number because it  nearly sounds similar to the word "death". In China, due to that Nokia cell phones have no series beginning with a 4.

7. In Chinese,  there is no alphabets,instead they have symbols(Chinese characters) based on the meaning.It is a difficult language to learn with over 60000 characters.Only 5000-10000 characters are mostly learnt by school and college students commonly.
Great Wall of China

8.Quick facts about china

Full name: People's Republic of China

Capital: Beijing

Largest city: Shanghai,Chongqing,Beijing, and Tianjin

Major language: Putonghua/Mandarin Chinese
Major religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism

Currency(¥)=Renminbi ; code: CNY
*"Yuan"(coins) is the name of a unit of the Renminbi currency.

Main exports: Manufactured goods, including textiles, garments, electronics, toys

Internet domain: .cn
International dialling code: +86

9.Most Popular Chinese food -  Dim sum,Noodles,Rice,Shark’s Fin and Bird’s Nest Soups,Bean Curd

10.Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and folklore.The chinese people gives most importance to dragons which traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, hurricane, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck.

11.Feng shui is 3000 years old ancient Chinese astrology.It brings prosperity, good health and helps to improve our life by examining the energy flowing in our surrounding environment(particular room, house, building, or garden).(more@Factsquest)

12.Top 10 tourist Places in China
  • Beijing
  • Xian
  • Shanghai
  • Guilin
  • Yangtze River
  • Lhasa Tibet
  • Jiuzhaigou Sichuan
  • Lijiang Yunnan
  • Zhangjiajie Hunan
  • Silk Road in China

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