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By Ross Brainbridge

China is situated in the south-eastern part of Eurasia and the eastern and central part of Asia. The region totals 9.6 million square kilometers. From bustling metropolises to the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, China is characterized by a diversified culture. Whether you are following the Silk Road, sailing down the Yangzi River, or exploring the Dr. Seuss landscape of Guangxi Province, the cultural feast is its chief draw. However, standard tourist sights like The Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Terracotta Army are relatively few, considering the size of the country.

Contrary to popular perception, China has not done away with its Maoist past; the revolutionary fervour is balanced by economic pragmatism. However, the change of pace is visible in modern day China. Travellers who visit the country would be surprised to see how much China has opened up and how many liberal trends have materialized subsequent to the late Deng Xiaoping's free market economics. Whether travellers are attracted to the country’s rich history, architecture, culture, or politics, the speed with which things are changing ensure their vacations are unparalleled.

In the plains, villages appear to amalgamate while big cities are sprawling affairs with the majority of their inhabitants residing in uniform dormitory buildings. There are several regional discrepancies. Some areas of the People's Republic are not populated by the Chinese but by supposed minority peoples, of whom there are over 200 groups. Nevertheless, enduring images of China are fundamentally stereotypical Chinese ones: chopsticks, tea, shadow-boxing, karaoke, Dickensian train stations, smoky temples, red flags, and the aroma of frying tofu, in addition to the industrial landscape a person would expect from one of the world's largest economies.

Spring and autumn are the best times to visit China. Daytime temperatures range from 20°C to 30°C in these seasons but the nights can be cold and damp.

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