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China

Moving at breakneck speed, China just keeps getting bigger. There’s more tourism and more development and it’s even more important than ever to plan the right trip to China.
  • About 1 in 5 people in the world are Chinese
  • Despite its size, all of China runs on Beijing time
  • Tea was supposedly discovered when a tea leaf fell into a Chinese emperor’s boiling water
  • "Face" or Mianzi, a social concept based on honour and social standing, is inherently Chinese and an intrinsic part of the culture (ie: "saving face")
  • China is believed to have the oldest continuous culture (est. 6000 BC) and language
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Signature Moments
  • Learning about feng shui at the Ming tombs
  • Visiting Xi’an’s Great Mosque, gateway to the Silk Road
  • Contemplating, Taoist style, in the Garden of the Master of the Nets in Suzhou

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