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China is a big country which known as the world's most populous country with a population of over 1.35 billion. Located in the Eastern Asia, it also famous for its long history. And because of that, China has known as one of the old countries in the world.

China Accommodation
Accommodation in China is range from low-priced guesthouses to luxurious hotels. Some hotel will offer traditional Chinese design and architecture, while others could be completely equipped with modern facilities and layout.
Expensive price does not always mean good quality. Large cities are more expensive than small cities and eastern China is far more expensive than western China. Tourist cities are more expensive than non-tourist cities and most hotels could charge much higher during major national holiday particularly around Chinese New Year, the first week in May and the first week in October.
Hot tourist cities hotel mostly will have English speaking staffs that will help you during your stay. In additional, four and five star hotels particularly those from international chains will have some staffs who does speak English. To reserve an accommodation in China is an easy way. You could reserve it by phone, fax or on the Internet.

China Transportation
After China market economy system has been progressing so fast, the transportation system also showed its rapid development. China has formed a comprehensive transportation system comprehending railways, highways, civil aviation and water transport.
Civil Aviation
Travelling around China will be more comfortable, more time saving and convenient by air. By the end of 1998, there were over 140 airports opened to civil airplanes. The domestic airlines radiate from Beijing to all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities. The international airlines reach more than 50 big cities around, including Tokyo, Bangkok, Jakarta, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, London, New York and Vancouver.
China's rail transport volume is world's largest. There are north-south and west-east trunk lines in China. The north-south line, with Beijing as its hub, consists of the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway, Beijing-Shanghai Railway, Beijing-Kowloon Railway and Beijing-Harbin Railway. The west-east line, with Zhengzhou as its hub, consists of the Lianyungang-Lanzhou Railway and Lanzhou-Urumqi Railway.
New railway lines have been built in mountainous areas in southwestern China, mainly the Chengdu-Chongqing Railway, Baoji-Chengdu Railway, Chengdu-Kunming Railway and Nanning-Kunming Railway. Besides, the Turpan-Kashi Railway has been newly built in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
After 1978, China began to build a large number of major expressways, including the Shenyang-Dalian, Beijing-Tianjin-Tanggu, Guangzhou-Shenzhen, Jinan-Qingdao, Chengdu-Chongqing, Yichang-Huangshi, Beijing-Shijiazhuang, Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan, Shanghai-Ningbo and Taiyuan-Jiuguan expressways etc. However, by 1999, the total length of highways opened to traffic had reached 1.352 million km.
Water Transport
China's mainland coast is over 18,000 km long, and its rivers total 220,000 km in length. China's mainland coast is over 18,000 km long, and its rivers total 220,000 km in length. Now there are more than 5,000 berths at some 70 major inland river ports.  Nanjing Harbor, the largest river harbor in China, has an annual capacity of more than 40 million tons.
Ocean shipping in China is divided into two major navigation zones: the northern and the southern ones. The northern one has Shanghai and Dalian as centers and Guangzhou for the southern. Shanghai Harbor ranks among the 10 largest trade harbors in the world, with an annual capacity of over 100 million tons.

China Religion
China is a multi-religious country. Taoism, Buddhism, lslamism, Protestantism and Catholicism have all developed quite a following in this country. Buddhism which is the largest religious community in China spread from India to China some 2000 years ago. Most of the Mandarin Buddhist believers are Han Chinese, Tibetan Buddhist (generally called Lamaist) believers are people of the Tibetan, Mongolian, Yugur, Lhoba, Moinba and Tu nationalities, whereas the Bali Buddhist believers are people of the Dai and Blang ethnic groups. From all of the religious community believers, it makes up only a tiny proportion of the 1.1 billion Chinese people.

China Tourism
Nowadays, China has become more and more popular tourism destination in the world. Because of that, there are many travel and tourism business in China which competes between each other. In additional, China is a big country which has known as one of the old countries in the world. Because of that, China has more than enough amazing and breathtaking famous tourist attractions that worth to visit.
If you have any interest about variety culture and history of China, then Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Potala Palace and others will be your ideal destination. If modern is your thing, then Shanghai, Macau, Hong Kong will be ideal destination cities. Besides that, Jiuzhaigou, Guilin, Zhangjiajie and others are famous for its stunning nature views.
China offers lot of interesting destination that you could not miss when you come. But be careful, you may have gives some space on your mind to load all of those memories of your China travel experience home.