The best, hand-picked video films from across China that cover everything from travel (trip and guide), to Chinese culture (music, language, philosophy, etc., both traditional and contemporary). Most videos are by independent videographers from around the world and encompass a variety of film-making styles. Welcome to your window on China ...

With over 6,000 years of civilisation, combined with an unparalleled embrace of modernity, China is the country most steeped in the philosophies of individual freedom, and of harmony and balance, and still the most exciting place on Earth. Not just a nation state, but a civilisation state. Find out more, with BeijingBuzzz ...

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China combines ancient cultural wisdom and architecture with an embrace of modernity and a passion for making life more beautiful. Harmony between human and nature is a core guiding principle; one sees this in the classical Chinese garden (and local park) and the Chinese love for mountains and hiking.

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Discover ShanXi 山西 province ... ShanXi province lies west / south west of BeiJing / HeBei.  Best known places include PingYao, the YunGang Grottoes and JinCi Temple. ShanXi is packed with ancient Chinese culture.
ShanXi province lies west / south west of BeiJing / HeBei. Best known places include PingYao, the YunGang Grottoes and JinCi Temple. ShanXi is packed with ancient Chinese culture.
The Great Wall of China, from above. With YoumiTrip ...
With YoumiTrip ...
Awesome Chinese cities by drone – don’t miss it. With Exploropia ...        1:29 - (10) Chonqing  2:27 - (9) Hong Kong  4:12 - (8) Suzhou  5:57 - (7) Shenzhen  7:35 - (6) Guangzhou  8:32 - (5) Xi`an    10:46 - (4) Chengdu  12:17 - (3) Hanzhou  14:18 - (2) Beijing  16:41 - (1) Shanghai    Bonus film - Hong Kong by drone ...
With Exploropia ... 1:29 - (10) Chonqing 2:27 - (9) Hong Kong 4:12 - (8) Suzhou 5:57 - (7) Shenzhen 7:35 - (6) Guangzhou 8:32 - (5) Xi`an 10:46 - (4) Chengdu 12:17 - (3) Hanzhou 14:18 - (2) Beijing 16:41 - (1) Shanghai Bonus film - Hong Kong by drone ...
Here is ShangHai 上海. Sweeping scenes ...
Sweeping scenes ...
‘Our first month in HaiNan 海南 (paradise)’ …. Studying in HaiKou 海口, the capital of the island province.
Studying in HaiKou 海口, the capital of the island province.
YangShuo, GuiLin and the Li and YuLong rivers, GuangXi province.
Silk Road of the Sea – a great stage performance. A stunning performance from the Opening Gala of the Asian Games 2010 in GuangZhou.  GuangZhou has been a major port for over 1,000 years and gateway to the Silk Road of the Sea.
A stunning performance from the Opening Gala of the Asian Games 2010 in GuangZhou. GuangZhou has been a major port for over 1,000 years and gateway to the Silk Road of the Sea.
Beijing 北京 Swing !. Awesome feel-good dance video ...    Locations: The Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the `Bird`s Nest` Beijing National Stadium, QianHai - HouHai, the Temple of Heaven, ZhongShan Park and The Place mall.    Music:the fantastic Pink Martini - `Wo Yao Ni De Ai  我要你的爱`  (I Want You, To Be My Baby)        http://swingbeijing.com/
Awesome feel-good dance video ... Locations: The Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the `Bird`s Nest` Beijing National Stadium, QianHai - HouHai, the Temple of Heaven, ZhongShan Park and The Place mall. Music:the fantastic Pink Martini - `Wo Yao Ni De Ai  我要你的爱`  (I Want You, To Be My Baby) http://swingbeijing.com/
The LeShan Giant Buddha 乐山大佛 Scenic Area. The Giant Buddha is located at the confluence of three rivers, near LeShan city in SiChuan province.    The film also has scenes from nearby countryside and temples.    A beautiful video ...
The Giant Buddha is located at the confluence of three rivers, near LeShan city in SiChuan province. The film also has scenes from nearby countryside and temples. A beautiful video ...

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Get ready for China – transportation. Metro systems    The two largest metro systems in the world are in ShangHai and BeiJing. There are also metro systems in many other Chinese cities. These are all super modern, spacious, artistically appealing and easy to use for visitors with announcements in both Chinese and English, with signs both in Chinese and PinYin.    Check out our videos on various Chinese metro systems.    The Beijing metro system has over 600 miles of track and over 600 stations. It carries over 10 billion passengers annually, making it one of the busiest subway systems in the world. It operates one of the world`s largest fleets of subway cars, with over 4,000 cars in service.    The Beijing metro is also one of the most technologically advanced subway systems in the world, with many of its trains and stations equipped with advanced features such as automated train control, platform screen doors, and real-time passenger information systems.    The Beijing metro is known for its distinctive architecture and design, with many stations featuring works of art, sculptures, and other design elements. It is also known for its efficient and fast service, with trains running at high frequencies and minimal delays.    The Beijing metro is also very affordable and accessible, with fares starting from as low as CNY3 (about $0.4 / £0.35) for a single journey with discounts for frequent users. It has also been made more convenient for tourists by allowing the use of contactless payment methods such as WeChat Pay, Alipay and UnionPay.      Taxis    In China, taxis are easy to find and very affordable, unlike in the West; they are widely used by nearly everyone. For example, Beijing has approximately 66,000 registered taxi vehicles operating in the city as of 2021. The standard taxi fare in Beijing is around ¥13 (or about $2 / £1.40) for the first 3 kilometers (about 1.8 miles) plus an additional ¥2.3 (about $0.35 / £0.25) for each additional kilometer. There can be higher tariffs for night time (after midnight).      High speed rail    China has built one of the most extensive high-speed rail networks in the world, which is known for its speed, efficiency, and connectivity. China has the world`s largest high-speed rail network, with over 22,000 miles of track and over 350 stations. The high-speed rail network operates at speeds of up to 217 mph, making it one of the fastest in the world.    China`s high-speed rail system carries over 3 billion passengers annually, making it the busiest high-speed rail networks in the world. China`s high-speed rail system is also affordable and accessible, with fares starting from as low as CNY50 (about $7) for a single journey and discounts for frequent users.    China has also been exporting its high-speed rail technology and know-how to other countries such as Indonesia, Turkey, Russia and more.      Air travel    Air travel is an important part of China`s transportation system, with several major airports and a rapidly growing number of passengers. Here are some facts about air travel in China:    China has over 220 commercial airports, making it the country with the second-largest number of airports in the world, behind the United States.    China`s three major airports are Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. These three airports handle a large number of passengers annually, with Beijing Capital International Airport handling over 100 million passengers in 2020.    China`s domestic air travel market is the second-largest in the world, behind the United States, with over 600 million passengers in 2020 and over 60 million international passengers.    China`s air travel market has been expanding rapidly in recent years, with several new airports and routes being added.    China`s major airlines, such as Air China, China Eastern Airlines, and China Southern Airlines, are among the largest in the world, and they operate a large fleet of modern aircraft. It is also becoming more affordable, with the increasing competition between airlines leading to lower fares.    China`s air travel market is also becoming more convenient for travelers, with the increasing use of online booking and check-in, as well as the introduction of e-visas for some countries. It is also becoming more sustainable, with many airlines investing in more fuel-efficient aircraft and implementing more environmentally-friendly practices.    China`s air travel market is a modern, efficient, and highly-used transportation system that connects many of the country`s major cities and helps to keep the country moving. It is constantly evolving to match the country`s needs and to make the passenger experience more pleasant, but also to reduce its impact on the environment.
Metro systems The two largest metro systems in the world are in ShangHai and BeiJing. There are also metro systems in many other Chinese cities. These are all super modern, spacious, artistically appealing and easy to use for visitors with announcements in both Chinese and English, with signs both in Chinese and PinYin. Check out our videos on various Chinese metro systems. The Beijing metro system has over 600 miles of track and over 600 stations. It carries over 10 billion passengers annually, making it one of the busiest subway systems in the world. It operates one of the world`s largest fleets of subway cars, with over 4,000 cars in service. The Beijing metro is also one of the most technologically advanced subway systems in the world, with many of its trains and stations equipped with advanced features such as automated train control, platform screen doors, and real-time passenger information systems. The Beijing metro is known for its distinctive architecture and design, with many stations featuring works of art, sculptures, and other design elements. It is also known for its efficient and fast service, with trains running at high frequencies and minimal delays. The Beijing metro is also very affordable and accessible, with fares starting from as low as CNY3 (about $0.4 / £0.35) for a single journey with discounts for frequent users. It has also been made more convenient for tourists by allowing the use of contactless payment methods such as WeChat Pay, Alipay and UnionPay. Taxis In China, taxis are easy to find and very affordable, unlike in the West; they are widely used by nearly everyone. For example, Beijing has approximately 66,000 registered taxi vehicles operating in the city as of 2021. The standard taxi fare in Beijing is around ¥13 (or about $2 / £1.40) for the first 3 kilometers (about 1.8 miles) plus an additional ¥2.3 (about $0.35 / £0.25) for each additional kilometer. There can be higher tariffs for night time (after midnight). High speed rail China has built one of the most extensive high-speed rail networks in the world, which is known for its speed, efficiency, and connectivity. China has the world`s largest high-speed rail network, with over 22,000 miles of track and over 350 stations. The high-speed rail network operates at speeds of up to 217 mph, making it one of the fastest in the world. China`s high-speed rail system carries over 3 billion passengers annually, making it the busiest high-speed rail networks in the world. China`s high-speed rail system is also affordable and accessible, with fares starting from as low as CNY50 (about $7) for a single journey and discounts for frequent users. China has also been exporting its high-speed rail technology and know-how to other countries such as Indonesia, Turkey, Russia and more. Air travel Air travel is an important part of China`s transportation system, with several major airports and a rapidly growing number of passengers. Here are some facts about air travel in China: China has over 220 commercial airports, making it the country with the second-largest number of airports in the world, behind the United States. China`s three major airports are Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. These three airports handle a large number of passengers annually, with Beijing Capital International Airport handling over 100 million passengers in 2020. China`s domestic air travel market is the second-largest in the world, behind the United States, with over 600 million passengers in 2020 and over 60 million international passengers. China`s air travel market has been expanding rapidly in recent years, with several new airports and routes being added. China`s major airlines, such as Air China, China Eastern Airlines, and China Southern Airlines, are among the largest in the world, and they operate a large fleet of modern aircraft. It is also becoming more affordable, with the increasing competition between airlines leading to lower fares. China`s air travel market is also becoming more convenient for travelers, with the increasing use of online booking and check-in, as well as the introduction of e-visas for some countries. It is also becoming more sustainable, with many airlines investing in more fuel-efficient aircraft and implementing more environmentally-friendly practices. China`s air travel market is a modern, efficient, and highly-used transportation system that connects many of the country`s major cities and helps to keep the country moving. It is constantly evolving to match the country`s needs and to make the passenger experience more pleasant, but also to reduce its impact on the environment.
10 reasons why people love to visit China – don’t miss it. In 2019, the 145-million inbound tourists. Many visitors return again and again. Here`s why.    With Chron Ten ...
In 2019, the 145-million inbound tourists. Many visitors return again and again. Here`s why. With Chron Ten ...
Chinese 101 for beginners. With Learn Chinese with ChineseClass101.com ...        With Andy and Sarah Mandarin ...
With Learn Chinese with ChineseClass101.com ... With Andy and Sarah Mandarin ...
Simple Chinese language phrases to enhance your China trip (pinyin and pronunciation). PinYin - English : pronunciation.    Nǐ Hǎo - Hello / Hi (literally, you good? / how are you?)  : nee how    Zài Jiàn - Goodbye / bye  : z~eye jee~ann    ***    XièXiè - : Thanks  : she~air she~air (second is a little softer/quieter)    XièXiè Nǐ ! - Thank you!  : she~air she~air nee!    ***    DuìBuQǐ - Excuse me / sorry  : der boo chee    BúKèQì - You`re welcome  : boo ker chee    Qǐng - Please  : ching    Mei / MeiHǎo - Beautiful  : may    ***    DuWei - That`s right  : doo~way (uickly, and often said twice)    ***    Wǒ - I / me  : woh    Nǐ - You  : nee    Tā - He / she  : tah    ***    Wǒ Yào - I want / would like  I would like one of these  : Wǒ yào Yī ge Zhè ge (woh yow  ee guh  jay guh)    ***    ZhèGe - This  : jay guh    NàGe - That  : nay guh    ***    Yī Ge - One  : ee guh    Lian Ge - Two  : lee~ann guh  (Two as a simple number is Er, pronounced `are`)    Sān Ge - Three  : san guh    ***    Duō Shǎo Qián? - How much?  : doo~or sh~ow[l] chee~ann?    Tài Guì Le! - too expensive!  : tie gwee ler!    ***    Hǎo De - ok  : how der    Hěn Hǎo - Good  : hen how    Bù Hǎo - Not good  : boo how    ***    ShénMe? - When?  : shen mer    NǎLi? - Where  : nah lee?    Nǎr - There (gesturing)  : nah    ***    Xiao - Small  : sh~ow[l]    Da - Big  : dah    Tai - Too  : tie    ***    Bin De - Ice-cold  : bin der    Lian De - Cold  : lee~ann der    ***    La - Spicy  : lah    Bu La - not spicy  : boo lah    Xiao La - a little spicy  : shee~ow[l] lah    Da La - Very spicy  : dah lah    Tai La! - too spicy!  : tie lah!    ***    Noodles - Miàn  : mee~ann    Dumplings - Jiǎozi  : jee~ow[l] zuh    Rice - MiFàn / Fàn  : mee fan / fan    Eggs - JīDàn  : jee dan    Beef - NiúRòu  : nee~you row    Lamb - YángRòu  : yang row    Chicken - JīRòu  : jee row    Tofu - DòuFu  : doh foo    (See BeijingBuzzz`s food cheat sheet for much more)    ***    ZhōngGuó - China  : jong goo~woh    YīngGuó - England  : ying goo~woh    MěiGuó - America  : may goo~woh    ZhōngWén - Chinese nationality  : jong ren    YīngWén - English nationality  : ying ren    ***    Hótel - Hotel    FànDiàn - Hotel / Restaurant  : fan dee~ann    Wǒ Bù ZhīDào - I don`t know  : woh boo juh~dow    Tīng Bù Dǒng - I don`t understand  : ting boo dong    ZhèGe Duōshǎo Qián? / DuōShǎo Qián?  - How much is this?  : doo~or sh~ow[l} chee~ann?    - Too expensive!  : tie-gwee lah!    Wo Yao ...  - I would like ...  : woh yow ...    Wǒ Yào ZhèGe - I want this one  : woh yow jay~guh    ***    BúShì - No  : boo shh    ShìDe - Yes  : Shh der    MéiYǒu - none / out of stock  : may~oh    ***    Wǒ ài ... - I love ...  : woh eye ...    - I love this!  : woh eye jay-guh!    Wǒ ài ZhōngGuó - I love China    ***    Hǎo Chī - Delicious (literally good eat)  : how ch    Bú Hǎo Chī - Not tasty  : boo how ch    ***    Wǒ Bù LiǎoJiě - I don`t understand  : woh boo lee~ow[l]~jee~air    ***    Wǒ Xiǎng ... - I would like ...  : woh shee~ang ...    Wǒ Xiǎng Chī ... - I would like to eat ...  : woh she~ang ch    ***    Bei - North  : bay    Nan - South  : nan    Xi - West  : shee    Dong - East  : dong    ***    DìTiě - Subway train  : dee tee~air      Dìtiě nali ma? - Where is the subway?  : dee tee~air nah~lee ma    Zhan - Train station  : zahn    Men - gate  : men    Yuan / kwai - rmb (currency)  : yoo~ann / kw~eye    Gong yuan - Park  : gong yoo~ann    ***    KāFēi - Coffee  : kah fay    Chá - Tea  : chah    kěLè - Cola  : ker ler    PiJiou - Beer  : pee jee~oh    Shui - Water  : shway    Wo yao liang ge pijiou liande - I would like two cold beers  : woh yow[l] lee~ann guh pee jee~oh lee~ann der    ***    Jia Yo! - Let`s go! / Go! (encouraging) : jee~ah yoh!    Wǒ Bù Shuō Hànyǔ / ZhōngWén - I don`t speak Chinese  (huh?!)  Or simply Bù ZhōngWén  : boo jong wen    ***    Numbers are easy (there are finger position numbers too, but that`s not so easy) :    1 - Yī  : ee    2 - Èr  : are    3 - Sān  : san    4 - Sì  : si (the sound is the first half of `soot`) (short sound)    5 - Wǔ  : woo~oh    6 - Liù  : lee~oo    7 - Qī  : chee    8 - Bā  : bah    9 - Jiǔ  : jee~oo    10 - Shí  : shhh (longer sound)    Example of 11 - 99 :    73 - Qi Shí Sān (7x10) + 3  : chee shhh san (7 10 3)    70 - Qi Shí (7x10)  : chee shhh (7 10)    100 - Bǎi  : buy    Example of 101 - 999 :    357 - Sān Bǎi Wǔ Shí Qī (3x100 + 5x10 + 7)  : san buy woo~oh shhh chee (3 100 5 10 7)    300 - Sān Bǎi (3x100)  : san buy (3 100)    ***    Cheers! - GānBēi!  : gan bey!
PinYin - English : pronunciation. Nǐ Hǎo - Hello / Hi (literally, you good? / how are you?) : nee how Zài Jiàn - Goodbye / bye : z~eye jee~ann *** XièXiè - : Thanks : she~air she~air (second is a little softer/quieter) XièXiè Nǐ ! - Thank you! : she~air she~air nee! *** DuìBuQǐ - Excuse me / sorry : der boo chee BúKèQì - You`re welcome : boo ker chee Qǐng - Please : ching Mei / MeiHǎo - Beautiful : may *** DuWei - That`s right : doo~way (uickly, and often said twice) *** Wǒ - I / me : woh Nǐ - You : nee Tā - He / she : tah *** Wǒ Yào - I want / would like I would like one of these : Wǒ yào Yī ge Zhè ge (woh yow ee guh jay guh) *** ZhèGe - This : jay guh NàGe - That : nay guh *** Yī Ge - One : ee guh Lian Ge - Two : lee~ann guh (Two as a simple number is Er, pronounced `are`) Sān Ge - Three : san guh *** Duō Shǎo Qián? - How much? : doo~or sh~ow[l] chee~ann? Tài Guì Le! - too expensive! : tie gwee ler! *** Hǎo De - ok : how der Hěn Hǎo - Good : hen how Bù Hǎo - Not good : boo how *** ShénMe? - When? : shen mer NǎLi? - Where : nah lee? Nǎr - There (gesturing) : nah *** Xiao - Small : sh~ow[l] Da - Big : dah Tai - Too : tie *** Bin De - Ice-cold : bin der Lian De - Cold : lee~ann der *** La - Spicy : lah Bu La - not spicy : boo lah Xiao La - a little spicy : shee~ow[l] lah Da La - Very spicy : dah lah Tai La! - too spicy! : tie lah! *** Noodles - Miàn : mee~ann Dumplings - Jiǎozi : jee~ow[l] zuh Rice - MiFàn / Fàn : mee fan / fan Eggs - JīDàn : jee dan Beef - NiúRòu : nee~you row Lamb - YángRòu : yang row Chicken - JīRòu : jee row Tofu - DòuFu : doh foo (See BeijingBuzzz`s food cheat sheet for much more) *** ZhōngGuó - China : jong goo~woh YīngGuó - England : ying goo~woh MěiGuó - America : may goo~woh ZhōngWén - Chinese nationality : jong ren YīngWén - English nationality : ying ren *** Hótel - Hotel FànDiàn - Hotel / Restaurant : fan dee~ann Wǒ Bù ZhīDào - I don`t know : woh boo juh~dow Tīng Bù Dǒng - I don`t understand : ting boo dong ZhèGe Duōshǎo Qián? / DuōShǎo Qián? - How much is this? : doo~or sh~ow[l} chee~ann? - Too expensive! : tie-gwee lah! Wo Yao ... - I would like ... : woh yow ... Wǒ Yào ZhèGe - I want this one : woh yow jay~guh *** BúShì - No : boo shh ShìDe - Yes : Shh der MéiYǒu - none / out of stock : may~oh *** Wǒ ài ... - I love ... : woh eye ... - I love this! : woh eye jay-guh! Wǒ ài ZhōngGuó - I love China *** Hǎo Chī - Delicious (literally good eat) : how ch Bú Hǎo Chī - Not tasty : boo how ch *** Wǒ Bù LiǎoJiě - I don`t understand : woh boo lee~ow[l]~jee~air *** Wǒ Xiǎng ... - I would like ... : woh shee~ang ... Wǒ Xiǎng Chī ... - I would like to eat ... : woh she~ang ch *** Bei - North : bay Nan - South : nan Xi - West : shee Dong - East : dong *** DìTiě - Subway train : dee tee~air Dìtiě nali ma? - Where is the subway? : dee tee~air nah~lee ma Zhan - Train station : zahn Men - gate : men Yuan / kwai - rmb (currency) : yoo~ann / kw~eye Gong yuan - Park : gong yoo~ann *** KāFēi - Coffee : kah fay Chá - Tea : chah kěLè - Cola : ker ler PiJiou - Beer : pee jee~oh Shui - Water : shway Wo yao liang ge pijiou liande - I would like two cold beers : woh yow[l] lee~ann guh pee jee~oh lee~ann der *** Jia Yo! - Let`s go! / Go! (encouraging) : jee~ah yoh! Wǒ Bù Shuō Hànyǔ / ZhōngWén - I don`t speak Chinese (huh?!) Or simply Bù ZhōngWén : boo jong wen *** Numbers are easy (there are finger position numbers too, but that`s not so easy) : 1 - Yī : ee 2 - Èr : are 3 - Sān : san 4 - Sì : si (the sound is the first half of `soot`) (short sound) 5 - Wǔ : woo~oh 6 - Liù : lee~oo 7 - Qī : chee 8 - Bā : bah 9 - Jiǔ : jee~oo 10 - Shí : shhh (longer sound) Example of 11 - 99 : 73 - Qi Shí Sān (7x10) + 3 : chee shhh san (7 10 3) 70 - Qi Shí (7x10) : chee shhh (7 10) 100 - Bǎi : buy Example of 101 - 999 : 357 - Sān Bǎi Wǔ Shí Qī (3x100 + 5x10 + 7) : san buy woo~oh shhh chee (3 100 5 10 7) 300 - Sān Bǎi (3x100) : san buy (3 100) *** Cheers! - GānBēi! : gan bey!
Get ready for China – great food dishes. In BeiJing alone, there are around 200,000 places to eat, so you`ll never be far from a tasty meal and there is so much to try that China is very much a foodie heaven.    Here`s BeiJingBuzzz`s cheat sheet of popular food dishes that you will love. Feel free to print out for personal use ...    Huo Guo (火锅) : `Hotpot` - order what you like and cook it in a steaming broth that can be spicy, mild or both. Served with a  sesame sauce topped with coriander and / or spring onion; with vinegar and soy sauce as additional options. Thinly sliced meats, all manner of vegetables, noodles, eggs, tofu and more. Be sure to try Dong Dofu (iced tofu) and Dofu skin - super delicious in Huo Guo. There are many independents but you cannot go wrong if you see a XiaBu XiaBu, a very popular restaurant chain.    Mābo Dōfu (麻婆豆腐) : soft beancurd in a spicy sauce with minced pork    BaoZi (包子) : steamed buns filled with meat or vegetables    JiaoZi (饺子) : boiled or pan-fried dumplings filled with meat or vegetables    RouJiaMo (肉夹馍) : a sandwich made with flatbread and filled with meat (most commonly pork)    CongYou Bing (葱油饼) : spring onion / scallion pancakes - a savory flatbread made with scallions and flour    ZhengJiao (蒸饺) : steamed or pan-fried dumplings filled with meat or seafood    ZongZi (粽子) : glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves    GouBuLi BaoZi (狗不理包子) : steamed buns filled with meat or vegetables, popular in Tianjin    DouHua (豆花) : sweet tofu pudding    XiaoLongBao (小笼包) : steamed dumplings filled with meat or seafood and soup    Xī Hóng Shì Chǎo JīDàn (西红柿炒蛋): egg and tomato - a popular dish in Chinese cuisine, it is often a simple and comforting dish, that can be found in many Chinese home-style cooking. It is typically made by stir-frying diced tomatoes and beaten eggs together with some seasonings, such as salt, pepper, and sometimes soy sauce.    DanDan Mian (担担面): a spicy Szechuan noodle dish made with thin wheat noodles, a spicy chili oil-based sauce, and often ground meat    JianShui Zhu (建水煮): fried vermicelli noodles popular in Yunnan province    LanZhou LaMian (兰州拉面): hand-pulled noodles popular in Lanzhou, Gansu province    ReGan Mian (热干面): Wuhan hot dry noodles - a spicy dish made with thin wheat noodles, chili oil and ground meat, popular in Wuhan, Hubei province    ZhaJiang Mian (炸酱面): a dish of thick wheat noodles served with a fermented soybean paste sauce and vegetables, popular in northern China    ZhaJiangMian (炸酱面): a dish of thick wheat noodles served with a bean paste sauce, popular in northeastern China    GuoTie (锅贴): Chinese fried dumplings    MaLaTang (麻辣烫): a spicy hotpot popular in Sichuan and Chongqing    Di San Xian (第三鲜): a popular dish in Chinese cuisine, typically found in northern China, it is a type of stir-fry dish made with three main ingredients: potatoes, eggplant, and bell peppers, it is also called `Three Fresh` or `Three Precious Vegetables`. It is typically stir-fried with garlic, ginger, and scallions, and seasoned with soy sauce, sugar, and sometimes oyster sauce.    GōngBǎo JīDīng (宫保鸡丁) : also transcribed Gong Bao, Kung Pao or Kung Po, is a spicy, stir-fried Chinese dish made with cubes of chicken, peanuts, vegetables, and chili peppers. A classic dish in Sichuan cuisine.    JīSī Liáng Miàn (鸡丝凉面) : Chinese Chicken Noodle Salad - Chinese chicken noodle salad features noodles tossed in a nutty savory sesame sauce and topped with shredded chicken and cucumber.    Hei Jiao Niu Liu (黑椒牛柳) - Sliced tender beef with onions, peppers and black pepper.    Huo Guo - hot pot    There are also around 6,000 McDonalds in China, plus Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway and more. And if you like cooking from scratch yourself, you`ll find many huge supermarkets plus local markets.
In BeiJing alone, there are around 200,000 places to eat, so you`ll never be far from a tasty meal and there is so much to try that China is very much a foodie heaven. Here`s BeiJingBuzzz`s cheat sheet of popular food dishes that you will love. Feel free to print out for personal use ... Huo Guo (火锅) : `Hotpot` - order what you like and cook it in a steaming broth that can be spicy, mild or both. Served with a sesame sauce topped with coriander and / or spring onion; with vinegar and soy sauce as additional options. Thinly sliced meats, all manner of vegetables, noodles, eggs, tofu and more. Be sure to try Dong Dofu (iced tofu) and Dofu skin - super delicious in Huo Guo. There are many independents but you cannot go wrong if you see a XiaBu XiaBu, a very popular restaurant chain. Mābo Dōfu (麻婆豆腐) : soft beancurd in a spicy sauce with minced pork BaoZi (包子) : steamed buns filled with meat or vegetables JiaoZi (饺子) : boiled or pan-fried dumplings filled with meat or vegetables RouJiaMo (肉夹馍) : a sandwich made with flatbread and filled with meat (most commonly pork) CongYou Bing (葱油饼) : spring onion / scallion pancakes - a savory flatbread made with scallions and flour ZhengJiao (蒸饺) : steamed or pan-fried dumplings filled with meat or seafood ZongZi (粽子) : glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves GouBuLi BaoZi (狗不理包子) : steamed buns filled with meat or vegetables, popular in Tianjin DouHua (豆花) : sweet tofu pudding XiaoLongBao (小笼包) : steamed dumplings filled with meat or seafood and soup Xī Hóng Shì Chǎo JīDàn (西红柿炒蛋): egg and tomato - a popular dish in Chinese cuisine, it is often a simple and comforting dish, that can be found in many Chinese home-style cooking. It is typically made by stir-frying diced tomatoes and beaten eggs together with some seasonings, such as salt, pepper, and sometimes soy sauce. DanDan Mian (担担面): a spicy Szechuan noodle dish made with thin wheat noodles, a spicy chili oil-based sauce, and often ground meat JianShui Zhu (建水煮): fried vermicelli noodles popular in Yunnan province LanZhou LaMian (兰州拉面): hand-pulled noodles popular in Lanzhou, Gansu province ReGan Mian (热干面): Wuhan hot dry noodles - a spicy dish made with thin wheat noodles, chili oil and ground meat, popular in Wuhan, Hubei province ZhaJiang Mian (炸酱面): a dish of thick wheat noodles served with a fermented soybean paste sauce and vegetables, popular in northern China ZhaJiangMian (炸酱面): a dish of thick wheat noodles served with a bean paste sauce, popular in northeastern China GuoTie (锅贴): Chinese fried dumplings MaLaTang (麻辣烫): a spicy hotpot popular in Sichuan and Chongqing Di San Xian (第三鲜): a popular dish in Chinese cuisine, typically found in northern China, it is a type of stir-fry dish made with three main ingredients: potatoes, eggplant, and bell peppers, it is also called `Three Fresh` or `Three Precious Vegetables`. It is typically stir-fried with garlic, ginger, and scallions, and seasoned with soy sauce, sugar, and sometimes oyster sauce. GōngBǎo JīDīng (宫保鸡丁) : also transcribed Gong Bao, Kung Pao or Kung Po, is a spicy, stir-fried Chinese dish made with cubes of chicken, peanuts, vegetables, and chili peppers. A classic dish in Sichuan cuisine. JīSī Liáng Miàn (鸡丝凉面) : Chinese Chicken Noodle Salad - Chinese chicken noodle salad features noodles tossed in a nutty savory sesame sauce and topped with shredded chicken and cucumber. Hei Jiao Niu Liu (黑椒牛柳) - Sliced tender beef with onions, peppers and black pepper. Huo Guo - hot pot There are also around 6,000 McDonalds in China, plus Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway and more. And if you like cooking from scratch yourself, you`ll find many huge supermarkets plus local markets.
How to use AliPay mobile payments for longer visits. It is still possible to get by with cash from ATMs, but for longer visits it can be a good idea to set up AliPay (or WeChat).    Getting started with Alipay involves creating an account and setting up your payment methods. Here is a step-by-step guide:    ### Setting Up Alipay:    1. **Download the Alipay App:**     - Go to your device`s app store (Google Play Store for Android or Apple App Store for iOS).     - Search for `Alipay` and download the official app developed by Ant Group.    2. **Install and Open the App:**     - Install the Alipay app on your device.     - Open the app once the installation is complete.    3. **Language Selection:**     - Choose your preferred language for the app.    4. **Create an Account:**     - Tap on `Sign Up` or `Register.`     - Choose your country or region and enter your mobile phone number.     - Create a strong password for your Alipay account.    5. **Verify Your Identity:**     - Alipay may require you to verify your identity. This could involve receiving a verification code via SMS.    6. **Add a Payment Method:**     - Link your bank card or credit card to your Alipay account.     - Go to `Me` (bottom right corner) > `Wallet` > `Add Card.`    7. **Add Funds to Your Alipay Account:**     - You may need to add funds to your Alipay account. You can link your bank account for direct transfers or use a linked card for payments.    8. **Set Up Security Features:**     - Enable security features such as fingerprint or facial recognition to enhance account security.     - Set a payment password for additional security.    ### Using Alipay:    1. **Making Payments:**     - To make a payment, tap on `Scan` and scan the QR code of the recipient.     - Enter the amount and add a note if necessary.     - Confirm the payment with your password or biometric authentication.    2. **Receiving Payments:**     - To receive money, the payer can scan your Alipay QR code.     - Confirm the payment on your Alipay app.    3. **Exploring Additional Features:**     - Alipay offers various features beyond payments, such as bill payments, transportation services, and investments. Explore the app to discover these options.    4. **Managing Your Account:**     - Regularly check your transaction history and account settings.     - Customize your profile and settings under the `Me` section.    5. **Security Tips:**     - Be cautious of phishing attempts. Always use the official app and avoid clicking on suspicious links.     - Regularly update your password and enable two-factor authentication for added security.    Remember that Alipay`s features and interface may evolve, so it`s a good idea to check for updates within the app or refer to Alipay`s official website for the latest information.
It is still possible to get by with cash from ATMs, but for longer visits it can be a good idea to set up AliPay (or WeChat). Getting started with Alipay involves creating an account and setting up your payment methods. Here is a step-by-step guide: ### Setting Up Alipay: 1. **Download the Alipay App:** - Go to your device`s app store (Google Play Store for Android or Apple App Store for iOS). - Search for `Alipay` and download the official app developed by Ant Group. 2. **Install and Open the App:** - Install the Alipay app on your device. - Open the app once the installation is complete. 3. **Language Selection:** - Choose your preferred language for the app. 4. **Create an Account:** - Tap on `Sign Up` or `Register.` - Choose your country or region and enter your mobile phone number. - Create a strong password for your Alipay account. 5. **Verify Your Identity:** - Alipay may require you to verify your identity. This could involve receiving a verification code via SMS. 6. **Add a Payment Method:** - Link your bank card or credit card to your Alipay account. - Go to `Me` (bottom right corner) > `Wallet` > `Add Card.` 7. **Add Funds to Your Alipay Account:** - You may need to add funds to your Alipay account. You can link your bank account for direct transfers or use a linked card for payments. 8. **Set Up Security Features:** - Enable security features such as fingerprint or facial recognition to enhance account security. - Set a payment password for additional security. ### Using Alipay: 1. **Making Payments:** - To make a payment, tap on `Scan` and scan the QR code of the recipient. - Enter the amount and add a note if necessary. - Confirm the payment with your password or biometric authentication. 2. **Receiving Payments:** - To receive money, the payer can scan your Alipay QR code. - Confirm the payment on your Alipay app. 3. **Exploring Additional Features:** - Alipay offers various features beyond payments, such as bill payments, transportation services, and investments. Explore the app to discover these options. 4. **Managing Your Account:** - Regularly check your transaction history and account settings. - Customize your profile and settings under the `Me` section. 5. **Security Tips:** - Be cautious of phishing attempts. Always use the official app and avoid clicking on suspicious links. - Regularly update your password and enable two-factor authentication for added security. Remember that Alipay`s features and interface may evolve, so it`s a good idea to check for updates within the app or refer to Alipay`s official website for the latest information.

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ShiChaHai, 2018


ShangHai 上海 videos

ShangHai is known for dynamism, style, and its international, modern aspects, yet has historical features too, such as the famous Bund along the HuangPu River, with its colonial era architecture. On the other side of the river lies the futuristic looking PuDong district which has quickly made ShangHai a leading financial center. Yet the city also has many traditional places too, such as the beautiful YuYuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple and ZhuJiaJiao water town.

Video : China : Here is ShangHai 上海 Sweeping scenes ...
Sweeping scenes ...
Video : China : Chinese New Year, 2022 – in ShangHai Walking on ShangHai`s No.1 Shopping Street  感受上海的虎年新春佳节-漫步中华商业第一街.  With Wei`s Travel ...    Xin Nian Kuai Le !
Walking on ShangHai`s No.1 Shopping Street 感受上海的虎年新春佳节-漫步中华商业第一街. With Wei`s Travel ... Xin Nian Kuai Le !
Video : China : An evening in ShangHai 上海 Beautiful :)  Filmed by sjohnke
Beautiful :) Filmed by sjohnke
Video : China : Planning war on China – part 25 With Aaron Mate ...            YT comments :    * `Promoting democracy is an easy way to take over other countries. Simple as that. Pawns and `big money`.`    * `Democracy is a scam which dupes the people to support elite rule.`    * `A story about democracy :   A farmer asked his son before he died, `Pigs complain about poor feed, cows complain about heavy work, and chickens complain about dirty nests. What should you do?`. The son said: `Change to good feed, buy more cows, clean up chicken coop.` The farmer shook his head and said. `No, don`t do anything. Let them vote, let them choose you or your wife to take care of them, and let them think they are the boss”.`                With Carl Sagan ...        Poverty in the US ...                        Meanwhile ...    Lemon Tree, with MiuMiu GuitarGirl ...        New on the ShangHai metro ...                    KunMing, YunNan ...
With Aaron Mate ... YT comments : * `Promoting democracy is an easy way to take over other countries. Simple as that. Pawns and `big money`.` * `Democracy is a scam which dupes the people to support elite rule.` * `A story about democracy : A farmer asked his son before he died, `Pigs complain about poor feed, cows complain about heavy work, and chickens complain about dirty nests. What should you do?`. The son said: `Change to good feed, buy more cows, clean up chicken coop.` The farmer shook his head and said. `No, don`t do anything. Let them vote, let them choose you or your wife to take care of them, and let them think they are the boss”.` With Carl Sagan ... Poverty in the US ... Meanwhile ... Lemon Tree, with MiuMiu GuitarGirl ... New on the ShangHai metro ... KunMing, YunNan ...
Video : China : GuangZhou 广州, ShangHai 上海 and ShenZhen 深圳 in beautiful time-lapse A film by Pryadko Artem and Shishkovski Dmitry
A film by Pryadko Artem and Shishkovski Dmitry
Video : China : ShangHai 上海 to BeiJing 北京 by high speed rail The second video shows the overnight sleeper train.
The second video shows the overnight sleeper train.


GuangDong 广东 : GuangZhou, ShenZhen videos

ShenZhen night walk
With Walk East ...
ShenZhen 深圳 Summer Universiade 2011 highlights
August 2011.
The Canton Tower SpiderWalk, GuangZhou 广州
The Canton Tower in GuangDong province is the world`s tallest TV tower.Not only does it offer excellent features for visitors, it also unusual in being distinctly feminine - curvacious and sleek, very unusual for a skyscraper. The SpiderWalk runs from 170 meters to 350 meters in height.


YunNan 云南 : LiJiang, DaLi, Tiger Leaping Gorge videos

Extreme Marathon, LiJiang 丽江
The marathon routes around LiJiang. passing the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge. This film is of the 2013 event which took place at the end of march (2013).
YunNan 云南 !
Beautiful scenes from Yunnan province, south west China ...
YunNan special – with Little Chinese Everywhere – don’t miss it
Bright yellow canola fields and karst hills ... The HaNi rice terraces ... Above the clouds ... ShiPing Tofu (DoFu) ... YunNans`s street food markets ... The Muslim minority in YunNan ...
The cherry blossoms on YuanTong Mountain, KunMing, YunNan province
The cherry blossoms in PingBa, GuiZhou ...
Time-lapse LiJiang 丽江, YunNan province
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Near LiJiang, in YunNan province. With Walk East ...


SiChuan 四川 & ChongQing 重庆 : ChengDu, EmeiShan, JiuZhaiGou, LeShan videos

A taste of SiChuan 四川
Scenes from JiuZhaiGou 九寨沟
JiuZhaiGou Valley (九寨沟), literally `Nine Villages Valley`, is a nature reserve and national park located in the north of SiChuan province, near the GanSu border. JiuZhaiGou is part of the MinShan mountains on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau, and is known for its many multi-level waterfalls, colorful mineral lakes and snow-capped peaks. The elevation ranges from 2,000 to 4,500 meters (6,600 to 14,800 feet). It lies 330 km (205 miles) north of the provincial capital of Chengdu and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This remote region has been inhabited by various Tibetan and Qiang peoples for many centuries. The valleys here are lined with 55 km of roads for shuttle buses, as well as wooden boardwalks and small pavilions. The boardwalks are typically located on the opposite side of the lakes from the roads. Many visitors will first take the shuttle bus to the end of RiZe or ShuZheng valley, then make their way back downhill by foot on the boardwalks, taking the bus when the next site is deemed too distant. JiuZhaiGou is a ten hour bus ride from ChengDu, or one can fly from ChengDu or ChongQing to JiuZhai HuangLong Airport, then take an hour long bus ride to HuangLong, or a 90 minute ride to JiuZhaiGou. There is also a daily flight to Xi`An, in the peak season, and from BeiJing, ShangHai and HangZhou.
SiChuan Cuisine in ChengDu 成都
A special culinary treat ! Trevor James, the `Food Ranger`, explores the dining scene in ChengDu, SiChuan province ...
A day in ChengDu, SiChuan province
With Byanca G ...
A tour inside China’s newest mega airport – ChengDu TianFu International
Opens today - 27th June 2021.
ChongQing 重庆 city in time-lapse


GuangXi 广西 & GuiZhou 贵州 : GuiLin, YangShuo, HuangGuoShu videos

A trip to YangShuo 阳朔, GuangXi province – video
At one time just the little sister to GuiLin, today YangShuo has become a global village. YangShuo has been influenced by many years as a magnet for backpackers from the world over, though it still has the charm of a small south-China town. It nestles among beautiful natural scenery along the Li River, and has exciting outdoor activities, wonderful dining and an energetic nightlife.
Scenes from the Li River 漓江, between YangShuo and GuiLin, GuangXi province
Beautiful scenes from the outdoor show ‘Liu SanJie’ 刘三姐
YangShuo, GuangXi province.


ZheJiang 浙江 : HangZhou, NingBo, WuZhen videos

Beautiful HangZhou 杭州 and West Lake 西湖
Capitol city of ZheJiang province, near ShangHai in east China. Plus a beautiful time-lapse film by MaoShan Tang 走進浙江秋季 ...
NingBo city drive, ZheJiang province
With Walk East ...
Exploring HangZhou 杭州 …
Capital of ZheJiang province.


JiangSu 江苏 : SuZhou, NanJing, ZhouZhuang videos

China 中国 trips 2013 (4)
The film covers BeiJing, Xi`An, SuZhou, HangZhou and ShangHai ...
Around SuQian 宿迁, JiangSu province
SuQian is a city with a cultural history of 2,500 years. The earliest use of the name was in 762 A.D. during the Tang Dynasty. The city is located on the North JiangSu Plain, with a highest elevation of 71 m over sea level and the lowest 2.8 m only. The elevation is gradually reduces along northwest to southeast. SuQian is abundant in water resources and the water surface area is close one third of its total land mass. There are two freshwater lakes in SuQian, Lake HongZe, which is one of the four largest freshwater lakes in China, and Lake LuoMa. Four rivers run through the city, including the the Grand Canal. Agriculture, including aquatic produce, accounts for about 25% of the area`s economy. The population is around 5 million. Attractions include : * LuoMa Lake Scenic Area: Situated in the northwest of the city, it covers a total area of 375 square kilometers (145 square miles), dotted by many natural scenic spots and historical sites. * QianLong Temporary Palace: Named after the esteemed Qing dynasty emperor, this is a well-preserved building complex on the south bank of LuoMa Lake. It was first built around 1684. * ZhangShan Forest Park: 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) north of the city, the park has a beautiful mix of mountain and water landscapes.
SuZhou, AnHui province, where modernity and tradition meet
With Walk East ...


ShaanXi 陕西 : Xi'An, Terracotta Warriors, HuaShan videos

Above the clouds at the awesomely beautiful HuaShan 华山 …
Grab your walking boots and climb up over night (there are lights) to be ready for sunrise. Also featured is the famous `Plank Walk`. HuaShan is one of China`s Five Sacred Mountains; it lies in ShaanXi province, about two hours from the city of Xi`An, in central China. Hike above the clouds (at over 2,000 meters). Sometimes people talk about `things to do before you die` - a trip to HuaShan (or HuangShan, EmeiShan, CangShan, WuDang or TaiShan) should be one of those ...
Backpacking trip through central China
Xi’An : • City Wall • Terracotta Army ZhangYe : • MaTi Si • Rainbow Mountains • DanXia Grand Canyon DunHuang : • Gobi Desert
Delicious street food in Xi’An 西安
ShaanXi province. With the `Food Ranger` Trevor James ...


ShanXi 山西 : PingYao, YunGang Grottoes, WuTaiShan mountain videos

The Hanging Temple of HengShan 悬空寺, and the YunGang Grottoes 云冈石窟
Near DaTong, ShanXi province. The Hanging Temple (XuanKong Temple 悬空寺, XuánKōng Sì) is constructed on a vertical cliff face, 75 meters (245 feet) above the ground, at the foot of the HengShan mountain. The temple lies about 64 kilometers south east of the city of DaTong. Together with the YunGang Grottoes, the Hanging Temple is one of the main tourist attractions and historical sites in the DaTong area. Built more than 1,600 years ago, this temple is notable also as the only surviving temple combining all three Chinese traditional religions/philosophies: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. The structure is kept in place with oak crossbeams slotted into holes chiseled into the cliffs. The main supportive structure is hidden inside the rock. The temple is located in a small canyon basin, and is situated under a prominent summit that helps protect the temple from rain and sunlight. The YunGang Grottoes are located at the southern foot of Mount WuZhou, 16 kilometers west of DaTong. There are 250 caves here containing many thousands of carvings and statues.
Discover ShanXi 山西 province ..
ShanXi province lies west / south west of BeiJing / HeBei. Best known places include PingYao, the YunGang Grottoes and JinCi Temple. ShanXi is packed with ancient Chinese culture.
The ancient city of PingYao 平遥, ShanXi province, in Ultra HD / 4K
PingYao lies in ShanXi province, central China, about 700 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of BeiJing and 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the provincial capital TaiYuan.. PingYao is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being `an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city`. PingYao is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city, founded in the 14th century. This ancient city is renowned for its well-preserved city walls and outlying temples. The city walls were constructed around 1370 and have six barbican gates. The walls are 12 meters high, with a perimeter of 6 kilometers. A 4 meter wide, 4 meter deep moat lies just beyond. There are also 72 watchtowers.


HaiNan 海南 : SanYa, HaiKou videos

From Hainan 海南 to Harbin 哈尔滨 …
December 2013. From the tropical far south of China to the frozen far north, a temperature difference of around 50C in winter! The Harbin International Snow and Ice Festival starts in early January. In 2014, the festival celebrated its 50th birthday and was bigger than ever. See the snow sculptures by day and the ice lantern structures by night. A winter wonderland :) Runs to the end of February (approximately, weather dependent).
Beautiful SanYa 三亚, HaiNan 海南 island
Bonus film - `DIY Wedding Photos`, in LiJiang 丽江, a micro movie 浪漫的旅拍婚紗影像 ...
SanYa, HaiNan, walking tour
With Walk East ... Bonus film - with Xplore With Us ...


HeBei 河北 & ShanDong 山东 : QingDao, ShanHaiGuan, TaiShan videos



GanSu 甘肃 and NingXia 宁夏 : JiaYuGuan, DunHuang, YinChuan videos

JiaYuGuan Pass at the western end of the Great Wall of China
With Walk East - the Great Wall of China. JiaYu Pass is not only the western starting point of the Ming Great Wall, but also a vital pass on the ancient Silk Road. It`s the joining place of the cultures of the Silk Road ...
QingTongXia Yellow River Grand Canyon
MoGao Grottoes and DunHuang night market tour
GanSu`s UNESCO World Heritage Site ...


HuNan 湖南 and HuBei 湖北 : WuLingYuan, ZhangJiaJie, FengHuang videos



AnHui 安徽 : HuangShan, HongCun videos

The beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain …
With Sticker TravelHuangShan (Yellow Mountain) lies in AnHui province, west from HangZhou and ShangHai.
A winter trip to HuangShan 黄山
AnHui province.
Hiking the magnificent HuangShan (Yellow Mountain) in autumn
AnHui province ...


JiangXi 江西 and FuJian 福建 : XiaMen, WuYiShan, JingDeZhen videos

Wonderful XiaMen 厦门, FuJian province
Another great film by Sticker Travel ...
WangXian valley night walk, JiangXi province
The WangXian Valley scenic area in ShangRao, JiangXi, is home to gorges, peaks, giant rocks, waterfalls, and a variety of Buddhist temples. With Walk East ...
XiaMen city view
A beautiful port city in southeast China`s FuJian province ...


HeNan 河南 : ShaoLin Temple, LongMen Grottoes, ZhengZhou videos

Street food tour in KaiFeng 开封, HeNan province
KaiFeng is one of China`s eight ancient capitals and has a population and culture partly based on the Muslim Hui ethnic minority.
PingDingShan 平顶山, HeNan province
Including Mount ShiRen.
ZhengZhou 郑州, HeNan province
One of the `Eight Great Ancient Capitals` of China. Great music in this beautiful film ...


West China : Tibet 西藏, QingHai 青海, XinJiang 新疆 videos

A countryside idyll in QingHai province
Making baozi (steamed buns) with freshly ground wheat flour. Real, down to earth life; beautiful. Don`t miss it ...
Tibetan Life During the Dalai Lama’s reign
With Daniel Dumbrill ... With Li JingJing ...
ChengDu, SiChuan province to Lhasa, Tibet province, by coach – a breathtaking journey
With Yin`s Travel ... Bonus film - driving on the XinJiang-Tibet highway, Kudi to Mazha - with Walk China ...


North China : LiaoNing 辽宁, HeiLongJiang 黑龙江, JiLin 吉林, Inner Mongolia 内蒙古 videos



China 中国 videos

Music and dance videos

Music MV – Rainbow Stone from the movie Legend of the White Snake
Stone and Li Yuer`s `Yuhua Stone` (Ci / Qu: Hu Li, 2010) is a song full of sadness and strength, which will be performed by Li Yugang and Stone one year later. The video clip is from the 2011 movie `The Legend of the White Snake`. Director: Cheng Xiaodong, starring: Jet Li, Huang Shengyi, Lin Feng Cai Zhuoyan. This original music video was edited by AlphaMV. 石头和李雨儿合唱的《雨花石》(词/曲︰胡力, 2010年),是一首充满忧伤和力量的歌曲,1年后再由李玉刚和石头演绎。视频片段来自2011年电影《白蛇传说》。导演︰程小东,主演︰李连杰、黄圣依、林峰 蔡卓妍。此原创音乐视频由AlphaMV配套剪辑。 Bonus - Zhang WeiJia - XiHai Love Song ...
Won’t get fooled again – Sina Drums / The Who
Meet the new boss (puppet); Same as the old boss (puppet). Don`t get fooled again ! Hegemony and colonialism - nothing really changed - so let`s see it for what it is. It is not going to go away until we all stand up to stop this evil. See behind the smokescreen / curtain / narrative ...
QingHai Lake 青海湖 – a beautiful music video
QingHai province The group is called HAYA, together with singer DaiQing Tana, and the song is in both mandarin and mongolian. The song is based on a QingHai folk tune. Beautiful in every way ...
Beautiful Chinese dance 中国古典舞
With EastCultures ...
The 2018 Mid-Autumn Festival galas 中秋晚会
HuNan TV ... China Central TV ...
Something different – Bliss : Afterlife (music album)
Bliss : Afterlife - album released 2001. Includes : If Heaven Closes (6:10) and Will You Remember My Name (46:25). Brew some green tea, draw the curtains, and sink into your favorite space. Close your eyes and let the journey begin; let`s fly among the stars and see our world from afar; come back anew ... Do support Bliss, this wonderful music talent, by buying the original CD / official download.
 

Food videos

Good foods and bad foods
With Dr. Sten Ekberg ... BB`s summary : Variety, natural, and not too much. Would have been nice to have a discussion on what vegans or vegetarians should be careful about, the importance of gut bacteria / the microbiome, the timing (limited window for eating), and how people are not all the same, but it is generally correct. Bonus film ...
Chinese dumplings ! Recipes and techniques
Two films; sweet rice dumplings further down. Chicken and cilantro, pan fried ... Chicken and cilantro dumplings(makes 60 dumplings) ingredients: dough: all purpose flour or dumpling flour 400g a little bit more than 2.5 cups salt:1g 1/4 teaspoon room temperature water : 240g a little bit less than a cup fillings: cilantro:150g chicken thigh:500g regular soy sauce:16g 1 tablespoon ginger paste:3g 1/2 teaspoon egg white :1 white pepper powder :1g 1/4 teaspoon five-spice powder:1g 1/4 teaspoon 2 green onions chopped salt:4g 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil :4g 1 teaspoon for frying : oil 12g 1 tablespoon water 60g 1/4 cup杯 cook for 5-6 minutes Sweet rice dumplings fillings: roasted black sesame seeds: 80g pecans or other nuts 30g sugar:80g 1/4 cup and 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter: 60g 1/4 cup water:30g 2 tablespoons wrap: glutinous rice flour:250g 2 cups boiling water:140 g 1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon room temperature water:70g 1/4 cup and 2 teaspoons to boil the sweet dumplings: boiling water 800g 3 cups and 1/4 cup arrowroot starch or lotus root starch or corn starch 22 g 2 tablespoons water 125g 1/2 cup fermented sweet rice:1/3 cup sweetened osmanthus sauce :2 tablespoons Bonus film : soup dumplings ...
Breakfast in NanJing 南京 …
A fascinating look at the wide variety of breakfast foods on offer ...

Movie videos

XiaoCang 小仓 Village, FuJian – beautiful music video
Featuring the She 畲 people, one of the 56 ethnic groups in China and the largest minority in FuJian province.
SuZhou 苏州 – the city from above …
JiangSu province. SuZhou night walk ... Bonus film - micro movie : Return to WuZhong, SuZhou...
Movie time – The Secret 不能说的秘密
Directed by, co-written by, and starring Jay Chou. With Gwei Lun-Mei, Anthony Wong and Alice Tzeng. Filmed in Taiwan; released 2007. We cannot tell what happens. But don`t miss it ... As in life. Better late than never. The secret is right there, if one has open eyes, and an open heart.

Documentary videos

Martin Jacques on the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC)
Planning war on China – the succinct version
Fearing China`s rise, and especially its basic premise that all its citizens are family, not merely livestock, the elite rulers of the West have for some time been trying to undermine China through destabilization of its periphery - Tibet, Hong Kong, XinJiang and TaiWan. Simultaneously, a huge amount of propaganda has been broadcast in the West to proffer false tales and coerce the public to demonize China. From Obama`s `pivot to Asia`, and before, the West has been cranking up a military encirclement of China, and that includes destabilizing China`s neighbors in South East China - Thailand, Myanmar, etc. The aim is to undermine the whole region, ASEAN, and particularly the `Belt and Road Initiative` (BRI) that China has created to build up the region in common prosperity, plus trade with Europe, the Middle East, Africa and beyond. The `West`, particularly the US, UK and Australia, are doing their utmost to undermine the region. Economically, for sure; but also militarily. Plus, via backing all manner of separatists and front groups both in China and all of S.E. Asia.
Richard Wolff on the dangers of a new Cold War
Bonus film - with the Moderate Rebels and Daniel Dumbrill ...

Geopolitics videos

Multipolarity – the new reality
With Michael Hudson and Danny HaiPhong ...
The West’s neocon war for hegemony (world domination)
With Garland Nixon ...
On Taiwan (August 2022)
With The New Atlas, Brian Berletic and Angelo Giuliano ... With Carl Zha ...

Art, architecture and crafts videos

DIY chiseled stone cooking pot
Awesome craftsmanship ... Bonus film - a beautiful wood bowl ... And - pack basket plus hot, sweet and sour potato noodles ...
Amazing bamboo (4) basket weaving
Beautiful. Traditional Chinese craftsmanship ...
Restoring ancient pottery for the Palace Museum

China is a vast and diverse country with a rich history, stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and bustling cities. Here's a comprehensive travel overview for visitors:

Historical and Cultural Highlights:

The Great Wall of China: One of the most iconic landmarks in the world, the Great Wall stretches over thousands of kilometers and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

Forbidden City (Palace Museum), Beijing: This ancient imperial palace complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offering a glimpse into China's imperial past with its grand halls, courtyards, and gardens.

Terracotta Army, Xi'an: Discovered in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army is a collection of thousands of life-sized clay soldiers, horses, and chariots buried with the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.

The Bund, Shanghai: This waterfront promenade along the Huangpu River is lined with historic buildings, modern skyscrapers, and offers stunning views of the city skyline.

Potala Palace, Lhasa: Located in Tibet, the Potala Palace is a symbol of Tibetan Buddhism and the former residence of the Dalai Lama. It's renowned for its stunning architecture, intricate artwork, and sacred relics.

Natural Wonders:

Yangshuo and Guilin: Famous for their picturesque karst landscapes, these regions offer stunning scenery with limestone peaks, crystal-clear rivers, and traditional villages.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: Known for its towering sandstone pillars, this UNESCO World Heritage Site served as inspiration for the floating mountains in the movie "Avatar."

Jiuzhaigou Valley: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jiuzhaigou is famous for its colorful lakes, waterfalls, and snow-capped peaks, offering breathtaking natural beauty year-round.

Modern Marvels:

Infrastructure: China has the best high-speed rail network, subway systems and road system.

Shanghai Tower: This skyscraper in Shanghai is one of the tallest buildings in the world and offers panoramic views of the city from its observation deck.

Beijing Olympic Park: Visit the site of the 2008 Summer Olympics, including the iconic Bird's Nest Stadium and the Water Cube, now repurposed as a water park.

Culinary Delights:

Peking Duck: A famous dish from Beijing, Peking Duck features crispy duck skin served with thin pancakes, spring onions, and hoisin sauce.

Dim Sum: Originating from Guangdong province, dim sum consists of bite-sized portions of various dishes served in bamboo steamers, such as dumplings, buns, and rolls.

Practical Tips:

Visa: Most visitors to China require a visa. Make sure to check the visa requirements for your country before traveling.

Transportation: China has an extensive transportation network, including high-speed trains, domestic flights, buses, and subways. Apps like WeChat and DiDi are useful for navigating cities and ordering taxis.

Language: Mandarin Chinese is the official language, but English is not widely spoken outside of major cities and tourist areas. It's helpful to learn a few basic phrases or carry a translation app.

Currency: The currency in China is the Chinese Yuan (CNY or RMB). Credit/debit cards are widely accepted in urban areas, and at ATMs, but it is advisable to carry cash for smaller purchases and in rural areas. For longer visits, consider AliPay or WeChat for mobile payments.

China offers a wealth of experiences for visitors, from ancient wonders and cultural treasures to modern marvels and culinary delights. Whether you're exploring historic landmarks, immersing yourself in natural beauty, or savoring the diverse cuisine, China has something to offer travelers of all interests.

Accommodation Options:

Hotels: China offers a wide range of hotels to suit every budget, from luxury international chains to budget-friendly options and boutique accommodations. Major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou have numerous hotel options catering to different preferences.

Hostels: Hostels are a popular choice for budget travelers, especially in cities with a thriving backpacker scene like Beijing, Xi'an, and Chengdu. They offer affordable dormitory beds as well as private rooms and often provide communal spaces for socializing.

Guesthouses and Homestays: In rural areas and smaller towns, guesthouses and homestays provide an opportunity to experience local culture and hospitality. These accommodations range from simple rooms in family homes to cozy guesthouses in scenic locations.

Flights to and within China:

International Flights:

Major Airports: China is served by several major international airports, with the busiest ones being Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN).

Airlines: Numerous international airlines operate flights to China from destinations around the world. Major carriers include Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, and Emirates, among others.

Popular Routes: Popular international routes to China include flights from major hubs such as London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, and Sydney.

Visa Requirements: Visitors from many countries require a visa to enter China. It's important to check visa requirements and obtain the necessary documentation well in advance of your trip.

Domestic Flights:

Domestic Airlines: China has a well-developed domestic air travel network, with several airlines offering flights to destinations across the country. Major domestic carriers include Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, and Spring Airlines.

Popular Domestic Routes: Popular domestic routes connect major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Xi'an. Flights between these cities are frequent and relatively affordable, making air travel a convenient option for exploring different regions of China.

High-Speed Trains vs. Flights: In addition to domestic flights, China has an extensive high-speed train network that connects major cities. When planning your travel within China, consider factors such as travel time, cost, and convenience when choosing between flights and trains.

Booking Flights: Flights within China can be booked directly through airline websites, online travel agencies, or through travel agents. It's advisable to book tickets in advance, especially during peak travel seasons and holidays.

Practical Tips:

Baggage Allowance: Check the baggage allowance and any restrictions imposed by the airline you're flying with, especially if you plan to travel with oversized luggage or sports equipment.

Airport Transportation: Major airports in China are well-connected to city centers by airport shuttle buses, taxis, and in some cities, metro lines. It's advisable to research transportation options in advance to ensure a smooth journey to and from the airport.

Flight Delays and Cancellations: Flight delays and cancellations can occur, especially during inclement weather or peak travel periods. Stay informed about your flight status and be prepared for potential changes to your travel plans.

By considering these factors and planning accordingly, you can make the most of your flight experience when traveling to and within China.

Why people love to visit China:

For a multitude of reasons, ranging from its rich history and culture to its breathtaking natural landscapes and delicious cuisine. Here are ten reasons why China is a popular destination for travelers:

Rich History and Culture: China boasts a civilization that dates back thousands of years, with a wealth of historical sites such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Terracotta Army. Visitors can explore ancient temples, palaces, and traditional villages, gaining insight into China's fascinating history and culture.

Great Wall of China: One of the most iconic landmarks in the world, the Great Wall of China stretches thousands of kilometers across northern China. Visitors can hike along its majestic ramparts, marvel at its breathtaking views, and learn about its significance in Chinese history.

Modern Cities: China is home to dynamic and modern cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, where visitors can experience the pulse of contemporary China. From towering skyscrapers and bustling markets to vibrant nightlife and cutting-edge technology, these cities offer a glimpse into China's rapid development.

Scenic Landscapes: From the towering peaks of the Himalayas to the picturesque karst mountains of Guilin, China boasts an incredibly diverse range of landscapes. Visitors can explore stunning natural wonders such as the Yellow Mountains, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, and Jiuzhaigou Valley, each offering its own unique beauty.

Culinary Delights: Chinese cuisine is renowned worldwide for its variety, flavor, and complexity. Whether it's dim sum in Guangzhou, Peking duck in Beijing, or hot pot in Sichuan, visitors can indulge in a diverse array of mouthwatering dishes that reflect the country's regional diversity and culinary heritage.

Traditional Arts and Performances: China has a rich tradition of performing arts, including Peking opera, Chinese acrobatics, and traditional music and dance. Visitors can attend performances at theaters and cultural venues across the country, experiencing the beauty and grace of these ancient art forms.

Shopping and Markets: China is a shopper's paradise, with bustling markets, modern malls, and vibrant street stalls offering everything from silk scarves and antiques to electronics and souvenirs. Visitors can haggle for bargains at markets such as Beijing's Silk Street, Shanghai's Yu Garden, and Guangzhou's Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street.

Tea Culture: Tea plays an integral role in Chinese culture, and visitors can immerse themselves in the country's rich tea traditions. From the tea plantations of Hangzhou's Longjing Village to the tea houses of Chengdu's People's Park, travelers can sample a wide variety of teas and learn about the art of tea brewing and appreciation.

Festivals and Celebrations: China celebrates a variety of traditional festivals throughout the year, offering visitors the opportunity to experience the country's vibrant cultural heritage. From the colorful lantern festivals of Chinese New Year to the dragon boat races of the Dragon Boat Festival, these celebrations showcase China's rich customs and traditions.

Hospitality and Warmth of the People: Chinese people are known for their hospitality and warmth towards visitors. Whether it's sharing a meal with a local family, chatting with vendors at a street market, or receiving a warm welcome at a traditional guesthouse, travelers to China often appreciate the friendliness and kindness of the people they meet.

These are just a few reasons why people love to visit China. With its blend of ancient traditions and modern innovations, breathtaking landscapes, and diverse cultural experiences, China offers something for every type of traveler to enjoy.

But it doesn't stop there! Here are some additional reasons why people love to visit China:

Incredible Architectural Marvels: China is home to some of the world's most impressive architectural wonders, including the ancient city walls of Xi'an, the modern skyscrapers of Shanghai's Pudong district, and the futuristic Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. Visitors can marvel at these engineering feats and witness the country's architectural evolution.

Panda Conservation: As the home of the giant panda, China offers opportunities for visitors to see these adorable creatures up close. Panda reserves such as the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and the Wolong National Nature Reserve allow visitors to observe pandas in their natural habitat and learn about conservation efforts.

Traditional Chinese Medicine: China has a long history of traditional medicine, including acupuncture, herbal remedies, and tai chi. Visitors can explore traditional medicine markets, visit herbal medicine shops, and even experience treatments such as acupuncture and massage at specialized clinics.

Cultural Festivals: In addition to traditional festivals, China also hosts a variety of cultural events and celebrations throughout the year. These may include folk music and dance performances, art exhibitions, and international film festivals, providing visitors with opportunities to immerse themselves in Chinese culture.

Martial Arts: China is the birthplace of martial arts, and visitors can learn about various styles such as kung fu, tai chi, and qigong. Many martial arts schools across the country offer classes and workshops for visitors of all skill levels, allowing them to experience the discipline and philosophy behind these ancient practices.

Ancient Silk Road: China played a central role in the ancient Silk Road trade route, which connected East and West. Visitors can explore historic Silk Road cities such as Xi'an, Dunhuang, and Kashgar, where they can see well-preserved artifacts, visit ancient ruins, and learn about the exchange of goods and ideas that shaped civilizations.

Ethnic Diversity: China is home to 56 recognized ethnic groups, each with its own unique culture, language, and traditions. Visitors can explore ethnic minority regions such as Tibet, Xinjiang, and Yunnan, where they can experience traditional festivals, sample local cuisine, and learn about the customs and lifestyles of these diverse communities.

Natural Hot Springs: China has a wealth of natural hot springs scattered across the country, offering visitors a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. From luxurious spa resorts to rustic outdoor pools, there are hot spring destinations to suit every preference, providing a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Dynamic Nightlife: China's major cities come alive at night with vibrant nightlife scenes, including bustling night markets, trendy bars and clubs, and colorful street food stalls. Visitors can experience the excitement of cities like Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou after dark, exploring neon-lit streets and enjoying live music and entertainment.

Ease of Travel: With modern infrastructure, efficient transportation networks, and increasing tourism services, traveling in China has become more accessible and convenient for visitors from around the world. Whether by high-speed train, domestic flights, or well-developed road networks, getting around China is relatively easy, allowing visitors to explore its diverse attractions with ease.

These additional reasons highlight the depth and variety of experiences that await travelers in China, making it a truly captivating destination for exploration and discovery.

UNESCO World Heritage sites:

In addition, China is home to a significant number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, each offering unique cultural, historical, and natural significance. Here are some of the most notable UNESCO World Heritage sites in China:

The Great Wall: This iconic symbol of China is one of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world. Stretching over 21,000 kilometers across northern China, the Great Wall is a remarkable feat of ancient engineering and a testament to China's rich history.

The Forbidden City, Beijing: Also known as the Imperial Palace, the Forbidden City is a vast complex of palaces, courtyards, and gardens that served as the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is one of the best-preserved examples of traditional Chinese architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987.

The Terracotta Army, Xi'an: Discovered in 1974, the Terracotta Army is a collection of thousands of life-sized terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. This archaeological marvel is considered one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987.

The Mogao Caves, Dunhuang: Located along the ancient Silk Road, the Mogao Caves are a complex of Buddhist cave temples containing exquisite murals, sculptures, and artifacts spanning over a thousand years of Buddhist art. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987, the caves are considered one of the most important repositories of Buddhist art in the world.

The Potala Palace, Lhasa: Perched atop Marpo Ri hill in Lhasa, Tibet, the Potala Palace is a majestic fortress-like complex that served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lama. With its stunning architecture, intricate artwork, and religious significance, the Potala Palace was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994.

The Summer Palace, Beijing: Built in the Qing dynasty as a royal retreat, the Summer Palace is a vast imperial garden complex featuring pavilions, temples, bridges, and a large artificial lake. It is renowned for its harmonious blend of natural beauty and architectural splendor and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1998.

Mount Tai, Shandong Province: Mount Tai, also known as Taishan, is one of China's Five Great Mountains and has been a place of worship and pilgrimage for over 3,000 years. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987, Mount Tai is revered for its cultural, religious, and natural significance.

The Classical Gardens of Suzhou: Suzhou is famous for its exquisite classical gardens, which are masterpieces of Chinese garden design dating back to the 11th century. These gardens feature intricate landscaping, pavilions, water features, and rockeries, and have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997.

The Old Town of Lijiang, Yunnan Province: Lijiang's old town is a well-preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city, with narrow cobblestone streets, wooden buildings, and traditional Naxi architecture. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997, the old town of Lijiang offers visitors a glimpse into China's rich cultural heritage.

The Fujian Tulou: Fujian Tulou are traditional earthen dwellings built by the Hakka and Minnan people in the mountainous regions of Fujian province. These unique communal residences are characterized by their circular or rectangular shapes and thick rammed-earth walls. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008, the Fujian Tulou are a testament to traditional Chinese architectural ingenuity and communal living.

These UNESCO World Heritage sites represent the rich cultural, historical, and natural heritage of China and are must-visit destinations for travelers seeking to explore the country's diverse and fascinating attractions.

Chinese culture

Chinese culture is one of the world's oldest and most influential, spanning thousands of years of history and encompassing diverse traditions, customs, beliefs, and practices. Here are some key aspects of Chinese culture: Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism: These philosophical and religious traditions have profoundly influenced Chinese culture. Confucianism emphasizes moral values, social harmony, and filial piety, while Taoism promotes living in harmony with the Tao (the Way) and achieving balance in life. Buddhism, introduced to China from India, has also played a significant role in shaping Chinese spirituality and culture. Family and Filial Piety: Family is highly valued in Chinese culture, and filial piety, the respect and obedience towards one's parents and elders, is a core virtue. Family gatherings, especially during festivals like Chinese New Year, are important occasions for strengthening familial bonds. Language and Calligraphy: The Chinese language, with its intricate characters, is central to Chinese culture. Calligraphy, the art of writing Chinese characters with brush and ink, is not only a practical skill but also a revered form of artistic expression. Cuisine: Chinese cuisine is celebrated worldwide for its diversity, flavors, and regional variations. Each of China's provinces boasts its own culinary specialties, influenced by factors such as geography, climate, and cultural heritage. Popular dishes include dumplings, noodles, Peking duck, and Sichuan hotpot. Arts and Crafts: Chinese culture has a rich tradition of arts and crafts, including painting, pottery, porcelain, silk weaving, embroidery, and paper cutting. Traditional Chinese painting, often featuring landscapes, flowers, and birds, emphasizes harmony, balance, and simplicity. Festivals and Celebrations: Chinese festivals are vibrant and colorful celebrations that reflect the country's cultural diversity and heritage. The most important festival is Chinese New Year (also known as the Spring Festival), which marks the beginning of the lunar new year and is celebrated with fireworks, dragon and lion dances, family reunions, and feasting. Traditional Medicine and Martial Arts: Traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbal remedies, and qigong (breathing exercises), is deeply rooted in Chinese culture and philosophy. Similarly, martial arts such as Tai Chi and Kung Fu are not just physical disciplines but also embody principles of health, spirituality, and self-defense. Cultural Symbols: Chinese culture is rich in symbolism, with certain objects and motifs carrying specific meanings. For example, the dragon symbolizes power, strength, and good fortune, while the phoenix represents beauty, grace, and prosperity. Overall, Chinese culture is characterized by its richness, diversity, and enduring traditions, which continue to shape the lives of people both within China and around the world. Ancient Philosophy and Literature: Chinese culture has a deep tradition of philosophy and literature dating back thousands of years. Classic texts such as the "I Ching" (Book of Changes), "Dao De Jing" (Tao Te Ching), and the works of Confucius have had a profound impact not only in China but also on global thought. Performing Arts: Traditional Chinese performing arts include various forms of opera, such as Peking Opera, Cantonese Opera, and Kunqu Opera, each characterized by elaborate costumes, stylized gestures, and unique vocal techniques. Traditional Chinese music, with instruments like the guzheng (zither), pipa (lute), and erhu (two-stringed fiddle), also holds a special place in Chinese culture. Tea Culture: Tea holds significant cultural importance in China, where it is not only a popular beverage but also a symbol of hospitality, etiquette, and social harmony. Traditional tea ceremonies, such as the Gongfu tea ceremony, emphasize mindfulness, respect for nature, and the art of brewing and enjoying tea. Lunar Calendar and Festivities: The Chinese lunar calendar, which is based on the cycles of the moon, is used to determine traditional holidays and festivals. Besides Chinese New Year, other important celebrations include the Lantern Festival, Qingming Festival (Tomb-Sweeping Day), Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival (Mooncake Festival), and Double Ninth Festival. Etiquette and Social Norms: Chinese culture places great emphasis on etiquette and social propriety. Concepts such as "saving face" (maintaining dignity and reputation), hierarchical relationships, and the importance of indirect communication are deeply ingrained in Chinese society. Education and Scholarly Tradition: Education has always been highly valued in Chinese culture, and the pursuit of knowledge and scholarship is esteemed. The imperial examination system, which dates back to ancient times, was a rigorous system for selecting government officials based on their literary and intellectual abilities. Modern Cultural Influences: In addition to its rich traditional heritage, Chinese culture continues to evolve and adapt to modern influences. The rapid development of technology, media, and globalization has led to the emergence of new cultural phenomena, trends, and forms of expression, contributing to China's dynamic cultural landscape. These aspects, among others, contribute to the richness and complexity of Chinese culture, reflecting a civilization with a long history of innovation, creativity, and resilience.

China's geography

China is known for its diverse geography. Here are some key points about China's geography: Size and Shape: China is the fourth largest country in the world by land area, covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers. It stretches from the eastern coast of the Pacific Ocean to the western border with various Central Asian countries. Mountains: China is characterized by several major mountain ranges, including the Himalayas in the southwest, the Tian Shan in the northwest, and the Kunlun Mountains in the west. Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, is located on the China-Nepal border. Plateaus: The Tibetan Plateau, often referred to as the "Roof of the World," is located in southwestern China. It is the highest and largest plateau on Earth, with an average elevation exceeding 4,500 meters (14,800 feet). Rivers: China is home to several major rivers, including the Yangtze (Chang Jiang), Yellow River (Huang He), Pearl River (Zhu Jiang), and Mekong River. These rivers play a significant role in China's agriculture, transportation, and economy. Deserts: The Gobi Desert is situated in northern China, while the Taklamakan Desert is located in the northwest. These deserts are important geographical features, influencing weather patterns and serving as barriers to human movement. Plains and Coastal Regions: China has extensive low-lying areas, particularly along its eastern and southeastern coasts. These regions are highly populated and are centers of economic activity, including major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Climate: China's climate varies widely due to its large size and diverse geography. The country experiences a range of climatic conditions, from arid and semi-arid climates in the northwest to humid subtropical climates in the southeast.