Holidays - China

China is a vast country situated at the eastern part of Eurasia and the western coast of the Pacific Ocean. China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is the most populous state in the world, with over 1.3 billion citizens. Located in East Asia, the country covers approximately 9.6 million square kilometres. It is the world's second-largest country by land area, and the third- or fourth-largest in total area, depending on the definition of total area. The People's Republic of China is a single-party state governed by the Communist Party of China. The Chinese language is a language or language family consisting of varieties which are mutually intelligible to varying degrees. Originally the indigenous languages spoken by the Han Chinese in China, it forms one of the branches of Sino-Tibetan family of languages. Buddhism is the only foreign religion that has been widely accepted in China. It first entered China in the second century AD and by the Tang dynasty was the most dynamic and influential of all religions. However, its very success led to a severe curtailment of its activities in the late Tang, since officials began to see its power as a threat, both to their own power and to the order and prosperity of society. After this it remained an important element in Chinese life, but took its place alongside Daoism and a revitalised Confucianism. China is rich in tourist attractions. The nature has endowed it with spectacular views. The 56 ethnic groups make the country's folk customs so colorful. Due to all of these, plus unique music, drama and world-known delicacy, China attracts large crowds of tourists from home and abroad every year. China's tourist resources can be primarily divided into three parts: natural landscape, manmade attractions and folk customs.