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PHOTO GALLERY: CHINA – Mysterious and Beautiful!

China is rich in tradition, and to us living in other parts of the world, it seems that China is part of another world. Isolated, mysterious, yet they live in part of the most beautiful part of the world. Every time I see photos of China, makes me want to go to China and just go crazy with my camera. Their culture is beautiful, the landscapes are amazing, and the people are just willing to do anything for you. Many countries can learn from China, as well as fall in love with the beauty of this Country.

Here is today’s gallery of this country. I hope you enjoy the photos I have collected for this gallery:

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Football Was Invented In China

This might be one of the more surprising China history facts considering the country isn’t that well known for its football team. Nonetheless, records have it that football was introduced in this country more than 2,000 years ago.The earliest form of this game was used for military exercises. The game mainly involved kicking a leather ball filled with feathers. Competitions were highly regarded entertainment in the military camps and palaces.

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Ping Pong Was Not Invented In China

Conversely, ping pong (or table tennis) is the major sport that many people in China play. Because of this, you may think the sport was invented in this country. However, that is not true.This game originated in Britain instead of China. Ping pong was introduced in China in 1901. Meanwhile, the country has been dominating the championships of this game since 1953.Interestingly, even some countries’ table tennis national teams are comprised of Chinese immigrants.

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Chopsticks Were Used For Cooking Not Eating

Chopsticks are a common utensil in Chinese restaurants. However, they were not used for eating initially. Chinese people mainly used this item as a kitchen utensil for cooking various dishes. Of course, chopsticks etiquette has evolved since the earlier centuries.Many people in Asian countries now use this item for eating food. Remember to understand how chopsticks are used before visiting China or other Asian regions.

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photo of mountains
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boy and girl in traditional clothes bowing their heads
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concrete temple near body of water under blue sunny sky
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Family Is Most Valued

One of the most important facts about Chinese culture is the significance of family. It is the most valued aspect of this country. Unlike in western culture where kids move out, parents prefer to have their kids close to them if possible.A person’s success can sometimes be attributed to their ability in bringing their family together under one roof. This is one of the precious bonds in China that no one has forgotten.People also have regular family gatherings in China to socialize and spend quality time. This is why you must be respectful to your family around Chinese locals.

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person standing on terraces
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city skyline at night time
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man in a traditional chinese costume celebrating new year
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aerial photography of city buildings under cloudy sky
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Dragons Are Not Scary In Chinese Culture

Many people consider dragons to be scary because of their appearance and the damage they caused. However, the Chinese do not believe these creatures are scary. In fact, Chinese culture considers dragons to be auspicious.One of the fun facts about China is that they consider dragons to be sacred and bring good fortune. This is why you may see parades of people in dragon costumes on Chinese New Year and other festivals.

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Chinese Eat Everything

One of the controversial facts about food in China is the inclusion of “weird” ingredients. Rats, snakes, dogs, and many other less-consumed animals form some of the iconic Chinese dishes.Don’t let this deter you, as there is an extensive selection of more “normal” delicacies in Chinese cuisine. Due to the large geographical areas and regions, the country is one of the most diverse and deep when it comes to gastronomy.Rice is also a famous item in the Chinese diet. However, one food item that is not part of Chinese culture is fortune cookies. Many people assume their origin to be China. However, these biscuits originated in San Francisco.

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The Great Wall Of China Is The Largest Man-Made Structure

The Great Wall is one of the top landmarks in China that people visit when exploring this country. An interesting thing about the famous site is that it is completely man-made. It is an impressive architectural feat with a rich history.Of course, remember that this structure is only one of the Chinese attractions. There are many other sites in the country that are worth visiting.

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ancient fortress on green hill
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China Has World’s 4th Longest River

China is home to the 4th longest river in the country. The Yangtze River is a famous attraction for travelers because of its beauty. The river is 5,797 km long.

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