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As the largest and most populous country in the Far East, China stands out as a cosmopolite country offering four seasons in its vast lands where people speak nearly 292 different languages for communicating. The country is under the spotlight also by the traces of the ancient civilization dating back to 6000 years.
Ancient Chinese civilization, which had reigned over these lands as a home to a large number of inventions like paper, compass, gun powder and printing, has been a remarkable core ensuring the formation of today’s modern world. Capital of the country consisting of 33 states, Beijing is the world’s most populous city with a population of 25 million people. Hosting more than 90 universities, the capital shines out as the political, administrative, financial, educational and touristic power of the country as well. As a highly tradition-bond society, China’s life style bases on mutual respect and love. Being an extremely popular destination even simply because of its reverential manner of life, China embraces and adopts a wide range of cultures and ethnic groups.
If you are interested for a journey to this unique culture, take a look at the flights to China offered by Turkish Airlines and start planning your travel.
Turkish Airlines flies to 62 different destinations in China: Baotou, Beijing, Beihai, Changchun, Changsha, Changzhi, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Dayong, Dongying, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Guyuan, Haikou, Hailar, Hangzhou, Hanzhong, Harbin, Hohhot, Huangyan, Huizhou, Jinan, Jingdezhen, Jinjiang, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lijiang City, Longyan, Mian Yang, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Nantong, Ningbo, Qingdao, Sanming, Sanya, Shantou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Tongliao, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xi An, Xiangfan, Xining, Yantai, Yibin, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou, Zhongwei, Zhoushan and Zhuhai.
The largest and busiest airport in the country, Beijing International Airport (PEK) serves to 96 million passengers every year. Beijing is followed by Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) with 70 million passengers. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) is the third largest airport countrywide, serving to more than 65 million passengers each year.
Direct flights from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Beijing International Airport (PEK) take nearly 9 hours, whereas the duration of the direct flights to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) ranges from ten to ten and a half hours. These three airports are used as a transit point in other flights and the duration of the journeys varies by the layover accordingly.
A large number of festivals taking place at many Chinese cities contribute to the high demand and busy air traffic of this large country all year round. Hosting already a busy traffic, airports reach to an extremely high number of passengers during the traditional and international festivals.
As the most notable festival, Spring Festival celebrates the Chinese New Year, attended by thousands of people. Many different events take place in this season for celebrating the enthusiasm of spring. China’s Lantern Festival is another attention-grabbing event by its utterly entertaining atmosphere. During the Qingming Festival which is held in April, participants pray to their ancestors and make offerings. Since respect to the deceased ones is essential in this festival where nature enlivens, people clean the gravesites and do not consume hot meals. The Duanwu Festival, often known as the Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on the fifth of May each year as one of the significant traditional feasts countrywide. Participants race the dragon shaped boats on Yangtze River during this festival and enjoy fully the amusing atmosphere.
The country offers significant iconic destinations for meeting the culture of this deep-rooted civilization and getting enthralled by all the gems it harbors. Naturally, one of the most important spot is the Great Wall of China, situated in the northwest of the country. Although most parts are destroyed, the wall still has a width of seven meters and rises up to six meters. Built to protect the country against Turkish expeditions, the wall was constructed within 800 years in average, with a length of more than twenty kilometers which is visible even from the space. Make sure to certainly visit this one of a kind artifact during your visit to China, which is included in UNESCO World Heritage List.
Terracotta Army, which is a unique tomb chamber in Shaanxi, is another enchanting must-see spot in the country. The Army sculptures made of terracotta in the site depict the giant armies protecting the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang in his grave. This significant wealth which is also included in UNESCO World Heritage List is another outstanding impressive destination in China.
The historical imperial palace with 8707 rooms which has been a home to the emperor families, known as the Forbidden City in Beijing rank among the top touristic attractions countrywide. As another complex in the city, the Temple of Heaven is a favorite spot of the tourists by its presence inspiring many works of art in the country.
Natural reserves, various museums offering an insight into the country’s past and culture, along with the temples all around can be regarded as the underlying reasons of the worldwide popularity of China. In addition to all these, China remains as a remarkable holiday destination welcoming millions of guests throughout the year by its populous metropolises, advanced transportation system and dynamic lifestyle.
You may transport between the cities and tourist spots of this huge country by railway, buses or subways offering public transport. The option of renting a car is also available for a more comfortable transportation.
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