The magnificent Great Wall of China (known in Chinese as "Changcheng," or the "Long Wall") is more than 6,000 kilometers from the fortresses of Shanhaiguan. The Forbidden City and the Imperial Palace, Beijing is China's biggest and most significant building. It is also known as the Imperial Palace and located at the very heart of Beijing. The Terracotta Army is where you can see three large underground pits and built to guard the First Emperor's tomb were more than 8,000 life-size warriors, some 520 horses, and more than 100 chariots, along with abundant other non-military characters dating from around 280 BC.
EVENTS & FESTIVALS
Chinese Spring Festival is the grandest and most significant festival in China. This traditional festival has a history of more than 4,000 years. It begins on the first day of the first month of the traditional Chinese calendar and ends with Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day of the same month. The Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday that originates from the worship of the moon. It falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month and symbolizes harvest and family reunion. Last, the Yuanxiao Festival or the traditional Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month, marking the end of the Chinese Spring Festival.
CULTURE & HERITAGE
The Important components of Chinese culture comprises of architecture, music, literature, martial arts, cuisine, visual arts, philosophy and religion. Religion-Confucianism and Taoism and Buddhism, constitute are the "three teachings" that traditionally have shaped Chinese culture.
TOURS & WALKS
The Best Times to Visit China is during Spring and Fall. This is the perfect time to visit the Great Wall to avoid summer heat and crowds, and winter freezing conditions. During Fall which usually lands on September to November is a the best hiking season due to the clear weather, allowing you to see the Great Wall snaking off into distance. The mountains are blanketed by colors of red, golden, yellow, and brown, which sets off the grays and paler Great Wall colors.
The official dialect of China is Mandarin, which is also called “Putonghua". 70% of the Chinese population speaks Mandarin, but there are also quite a few other major dialects China which are Cantonese, Hunanese, Min dialect, Gan dialect, Wu dialect, and Kejia or Hakka dialect.