10 facts about China that you should know before traveling here.


1. China is the 4th biggest country on Earth.
Considering Chinese immense mas of land, it is the 4th biggest country and the first most populated.

But at the same time very rich in natural resources and places to explore.

Travelling in such an big country is not only beautiful but also very interesting considering its rich and long history.

2. China has one of the 7 Wonders of the Planet.
The Great Wall of China is the world’s longest wall — the Great Wall, a symbol of the Chinese nation and one of the 7th Wonders of the Planet.

If you travel to China then you must put it in your list. The lenght of the wall is over 6,000 kilometres and its construcion took place in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

3. Chinese traditional wedding is for over 1000 people.
No joke! I had an opportunity to participate in the wedding with 1400 guests from both the bride and grooms side.

How crazy and at the same time awesome it is, right? Check out more about this immense party, here.

4. The Chinese New Year Celebration Lasts For 15 Days.
The New Year in China and the European New Year is not being celebrated on the same date.

The first day of the year falls on the new moon between January 21 and February 20, so it differs from year to year.

This celebration is ongoing for 15 days instead of just 1.

5. Tea was discovered in China.
You would be surprised but Chinese people don’t drink much coffee.

Sometimes it is really hard to find black coffee.

Instead, tea is served for free in most of the stores as hospitality and good manner for the clients.

6. Chinese weather is great.
In China, you can travel at any time of the year as you will always find nice weather somewhere across the country.

The cold climate is in the north during the wintertime and tropical paradise on Hainan Island in the south.

Here you can find everything, different ecosystems, plants, forestations, climate, all year long. There are different activities you can do across the country.

7. All Chinese land is owned by the government.
Here you can only buy a lease for your house but the land will always own the government.

Rather, Chinese real estate is sold as a leasehold. This runs for 50 years for commercial property, and 70 years for residential. So you will never be able to buy a house in China.

8. There is only a 1-time zone in China.
But how comes it is possible in such a big country?

Well, China is China and this country rules itself without international consultation. So, don’t worry about missing your flight because your phone was settled at the wrong time zone.

In China, you won’t have this problem.

9. Chinese Savour Vivre customs versus Chinese food.
Chinese people eat everything!

Don’t be surprised by the population of 1.4 billion people, of course, they eat all the animals and their organs.


‘If it walks they eat it… If it flies they eat it… If it swims… They eat it too…’
Donkey, monkey, snake, turtle and more… The Chinese people eat a lot of meat, it is always on Chinese tables so it doesn’t matter what kind of animal it comes from, they will all eat it.

At the same time, Chinese people have no manners on the table! Spitting, barking, throwing food on the table straight from your mouth is also normal. This is something that you have to get used to when you live in China.

10. Chinese babies don´t wear diapers and don´t use the toilet!
This is not a joke. Here in China, with a population of 1.4 billion people, it is really hard to educate people.

Here it comes from the very little where kids are not taught to use toiled. I personally saw kids on the street, under the table in the restaurant or on the entrance to the supermarket instead of parents helping them to do it in the toilet.

Seriously it is not a joke. Get ready for it here in China! Check out also facts about China that you should know before traveling here.

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