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Uniquely China

Discovering China

  • Size – China is the world's fourth-largest country and is just a bit smaller than the United States.
  • Population – Over 1.3 million people call China home which is approximately 20% of the world's total population. Put another way, 1 in every 5 people resides in China.
  • Sport – Shaolin boxing was founded at the Shaolin temple when resident monks were trained in fighting skills to protect the temple's various assets.
  • Art – Modern art lovers flock to Factory 798 in Beijing, the heart of China's growing artistic scene
  • Wildlife - The endangered Giant Panda lives in the wild in some of China's mountain ranges, particularly in Sichuan. The emblematic animals are rare in nature and are constantly threatened by environmental pressures.
  • Zodiac - Twelve distinct animals with varying personalities make up each year of the Chinese Zodiac's tweve year rotating calendar. Traditionally, the rat begins each cyle.

Chinese Inventions & Discoveries

  • Papermaking
  • Gunpowder
  • Compass
  • Forks
  • Noodles
  • Silk
  • Acupuncture
  • Dominoes
  • Fireworks
  • Toilet Paper
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Negative Numbers
  • Sunspots

Unique Wonders

  • Great Wall of China
  • Forbidden City
  • Terra Cotta Warriors of Xi'an
  • Longmen Caves
  • Emei Shan
  • The Bund
  • Mt. Everest
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • Lijiang
  • Leshan