With a long history of more than 5000 years with glorious culture, China is known as one of the oldest civilizations in the world and enjoys equal fame with Egypt and India. And Chinese cultures such as festivals, customs, religions, costume, food and writing system have been widely spread across East Asia especially Japan, Korea and Vietnam.
Historically, China has experienced 28 dynasties and many world famous inventions emerged (such as paper making, paper currency, woodblock printing, movable type printing, gunpowder, toilet paper, early lodestone and needle compass, early seismological detectors & hellip; etc). China had grown into one of the most developed countries in the world prior to the 19thcentury, however, the nation began to decline because of missing the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the invasion of the western powers in the late 19th century and the early 20 century.
With a history as ancient as China’s, there is little doubt why its culture has developed to become one of the most unique and colorful on Earth. It is a huge attraction to visitors, almost as much of a draw as China’s sites. Chinese culture can be difficult to understand and with so many aspects to it, studying it can be a never-ending endeavor. There are so many different aspects of Chinese culture, such as; Chinese tea, traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese opera, and much more. If you would like any further information, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to answer all your Chinese culture questions.
China can be divided into many geographical areas, and each area has a distinct style of cooking. The ingredients used in the food are based on the natural agricultural products of the region.
In Northern China, for example, wheat is eaten more than rice as a staple food. Food using wheat as its main ingredient, such as noodles and dumplings is prevalent there. China’s Southern cuisine uses far more rice, with such staples as rice noodles and zongzi – sticky rice wrapped in leaves. Southern food, is typically more spicy, and many minorities eat chilies every day.
China’s vast and diverse territory endows the country with some of the most beautiful natural scenery on earth. From the picturesque karst landscape in Guilin and Yanshuo to the precipitous pillars in Zhangjiajie, from the colorful lakes in Jiuzhaigou to the Rainbow Mountains in Zhangye, China’s diverse natural beauty is as impressive as its splendid culture.