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China Travel Guide: The most populous country in the World, China famous for its rich heritage and immense culture, the country has lots of diverse options to offer to tourists. From the Great Wall of China to the Terracotta army and everything in between, here is a guide to China to help you on your visit.

One of the greatest wonders of the world, The Great Wall of China stretches along the northern borders of China. It is a series of spell bounding fortifications made of stone, brick, wood and other materials. Covering a distance of about 21,196 km, it is one of the most attractive tourist destination in the World. Its mesmerising architecture is surely worth your first visit in China. Millions of people visit the Great Wall of China every year.

If you want to experience heaven on earth then visit Hangzhou, situated on the head of hangzhou bay in Zhejiang , a province in eastern China. It is the country’s most illustrious tourist place with enthralling panoramas and astounding scenic view. One of the four garden cities of China it also exclusively hosts festivals like China Animation festival and China micro film festival. You should surely not miss on these festivals while taking a tour of the city. The city also offers vibrant nightlife and its breathtaking view of lakes and hills will leave you awe struck.

Potala Palace, a museum and world heritage site located in Lhasa is another famous destination in China. The Palace symbolises Tibetan Buddhism with its architecture showing the country’s historic and religious values. One can even view the beautiful snow capped Himalayan Mountains from the roof of the Palace. Other famous places to visit in Lhasa include Jokhang, a Buddhist temple, Norbulingka, another palace with a large garden and Drepung Monastery.

With 1.4 billion food loving people to feed China offers great cuisine. Chinese food being famous all over the world, imagine tasting the food from its origin. Try different food in the famous Silk Road street market located in the capital city Beijing. It is a shopping centre that has 20,000 visitors on a daily basis and is the most visited place by foreign tourists in Beijing also offering the most unique food in China.

The Capital city is a blend of modern architecture and ancient site with lots to offer. The most popular being the grand Forbidden City Complex, with over 9000 rooms in 250 acres this large palace building was built between 1406 and 1420. Other must see places in Beijing are Summer Palace, Temple of heaven and Tiananmen Square.

Another great place to see is Shanghai, China’s biggest and most populous city which is a global financial hub. It is renowned for its skyscrapers, museums and historic buildings. The most famous building is the Oriental Pearl Tower which is 468 meters high. It offers great views, contains a historical museum and also a revolving restaurant. The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai with a 1500 meter long waterslide showcasing distinctive modern and colonial buildings. Another famous destination is the Yu Garden occupying 5 acre land featuring ponds, rockeries and arched bridges. The tallest building in Shanghai is the Shanghai Tower which is 632 meters tall.

The twisting form gives the building a unique appearance with the world’s highest observation deck. The building offers restaurants, shops, offices and hotels spaced throughout. There are many other places to see in the city, some of the popular ones include Nanjing Road, Shanghai Disney resort, Shanghai World Financial Center and City God Temple of Shanghai.

Terracotta Army, an example of funerary art is China’s another world heritage site. It is a collection of sculptures depicting the armies of Quin Shi Huang. Clay soldiers were buried to accompany China’s first emperor and to protect his tomb. It is an afterdeath army of the Emperor to guard him till eternity. It is located in Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province. Other attractions in the city include Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Drum tower of Xi’an and Great Mosque of Xi’an.

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Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister said to Take Back Undocumented Immigrates who Illegally Entered India

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A.K. Abdul Momen, foreign minister, Bangladesh, on Sunday said in a statement that his administration has asked for a list of undocumented Bangladesh nationals living illegally in the country and will allow these illegal residents to return back to their country.

Acknowledging this subject, India’s National Register of Citizenship (NRC) canceled his visit to India on Thursday due to his busy schedule. He also added Bangladesh-India relations are sound and “very sweet”. They will not be harmed. To which India further added that the NCR process as its internal matter and said this won’t affect India’s relationship with Bangladesh.

He declined speculation of “pushback” trials by India and added that a few Indian inhabitants are illegally infiltrating Bangladesh by representatives due to commercial motives.

Momen also said to the media that if anybody other than their citizens enters Bangladesh, they will send them back when asked about few folks entering Bangladesh illegally simply crossing borders with India.

He even has requested officials in New Delhi to make a list of Bangladeshis residing illegally in India, and will further allow these illegal residing folks back to their own country.

When he was asked questions on why he canceled his India visit to which Momen replied his busy agenda coinciding with the Martyred Intellectuals Day and Victory Day. But according to some sources in New Delhi revealed that Momen canceled his visit to India because of the country’s critical condition after the passage of infamous Citizenship Amendment bill.

Amit Shah, External Affairs Ministry, conveyed that Momen postponed his India visit due to scheduling issues. Earlier, Indian law has prosecuted NCR Bill to identify original Indian residents living in the state of Assam since March 24, 1971, so to identify illegal Bangladeshi residents.

The Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had a brief discussion on NCR issue with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the bilateral meeting in New York this autumn.

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Exciting Facts About India We Bet You Didn’t Know

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We believe you might knowthe common facts about how India got its name from the river ‘Indus’; to the country having the third largest army in the globe(after USA and China) and Kumbh Mela being the biggest gathering in the world. But if you are also mindful of the below mentioned rare facts, then you are truly a valued citizen of the nation.

  • India was an island, arounda 100 million years ago.
  • It is the world’s most advanced; oldest and continuous civilization.
  • Both the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Tirupati Balaji Temple witnesses’ visitors exceeding those combining with number of visitors of Mecca and Vatican City.

Sea of people at Tirupati Balaji Temple

Tirupati Balaji Temple

Tirupati Balaji Temple

  • India encompasses the 3rd largest Muslim population and includes highest number of mosques (3 lakh mosques) than any other country in the world.
  • 3 million people, more than the population of many countries, are employed by Indian Railways.
  • India boasts the largest English speaking population in the world.
  • We have more number of people being born in the country every year than the aggregate population of Australia and many other countries.
  • Kumbh Mela can be seen from space due to its largest gathering in the world.

 Kumbh Mela from space

Kumbh Mela from space

Kumbh Mela from space Source

  • Currently, the oldest and continuously inhabited city in the world is Varanasi.
  • 2014 General Election observed more than 54crore people voting, exceeding the combined population of Australia, Japan, USA and UK.
  • In 2015 and succeeding years, an estimate 25% of the total workforce of the world’s population will be from India.
  • India has one of the top five space programs in the world, irrespective of the budgetary constraints.
  • First Indian satellite was brought on bullock cart and rocket on cycle.
  • A saltwater lake in Maharashtra, Lonar Lake is one of its kindsin India created by meteor hitting the Earth.

Lonar Lake, Maharashtra

Lonar Lake, Maharashtra

Lonar Lake, Maharashtra

  • Shani Shingnapur, a village in Maharashtra has people living inhouses with open doors and no police stations either. They believe whoever robs anything from this place will have to face the rage of Shani Dev.

Home without doors in Shani Shingnapur

Home without doors in Shani Shingnapur

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  • Magnetic Hill, a gravity hill situated near Leh in Ladakh allegedly have magnetic properties hard enough to pull cars uphill and force aircraft to raise their altitude for escaping magnetic interference.

Magnetic Hill, Leh

Magnetic Hill, Leh

Magnetic Hill, Leh

  • India invented chess. It also has largest amount of vegetarians and road network in the world.
  • Our nation discovered the number zero, invented buttons of your shirts, value of pi, shampoo, plastic and cataract surgery, diamond mining (till 986, we were the only country where diamonds were officially found), shampoo and water on the moon.
  • India is the largest film and milk producer in the world.
  • The country also leads in the highest number of murders (32,719) per year in the world.
  • In India, Zoroastrianism leave their dead bodies for vultures to eat in buildings called “Towers of Silence” to refrain from polluting the elements – air, water, fire, earth.

Zoroastrianism‘s Tower of Silence

Zoroastrianism ‘s Tower of Silence

Zoroastrianism ‘s Tower of Silence

  • Bangalore, the tech capital of India has more Grade – A offices than Singapore.
  • India marked the establishment of Jainism and Buddhism.
  • India has world’s 1st Granite Temple – the Brihadeeswara Temple.

Brihadeeswarar Temple

The Brahadeewarar temple

The Brahadeewarar temple

  • The wettest inhabited place of Earth – Meghalaya is in India. The nation also gifted Yoga to the world.
  • Country boasts the largest family in the world comprising 1 man, 39 wives and 94 children.

Largest Family in the World

Largest Family in the World

Largest Family in the World

  • Switzerland celebrates May 26 as Science Day as Dr. Abdul Kalam, former President of India visited the country on that day.
  • Sachin Tendulkar (Ohh, you knew this one :P)
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