There is hardly anyone who doesn’t know about China. It is one of the biggest countries in the world, housing a largest portion of the world’s populations. There is hardly a day that China does not make it on the news, especially owing to geo-political reasons. Hence, while some people adore China for their independency and strategy in terms of international politics, there are some who are convinced that China is a big ‘rascal’ in the making. However, the point of this piece is not to talk about politics, but to talk about what makes China so special and unique.
You may have heard about the extremely populated cities of China, and the fog of dust that engulfs the city. But this is not all there is to China. It has so many beautiful sceneries to offer. Be it the Karst Mountains of Guangxi, the breathtaking views of Jiuzhaigou national park, and the greenest rice fields of southern Yunnan, there is so many scenes that will take your breath away.
China has a rich colourful history that goes back to as early as 1500 BC, and these tales are as fascinating as the next fairytale. Best of all, you can still see remnants of their powerful history. Be it the Great Wall of China, built as a defense against Mongolian invasion and now one of the world wonders, or the Forbidden City which is also China’s largest palatial structure, China has so much to see.
Yet another amazing aspect of China is its traditional medicine systems, which have come down through generations. For an example, acupuncture in Camberwell is one such traditional medical practice, which has survived all these years and proves to be extremely effective.
Today, acupuncture is being endorsed as a highly effective treatment for a great number of illnesses including spinal problems, migraine and even nerve problems.
Anyone who has tried Chinese food knows very well how delicious it is. Then imagine having the real deal from China! Of course, it won’t taste the same as you get it home. But then, what you get at home is not authentic Chinese! Yet another interesting thing about Chinese food is that it changes from region to region. This is (of course) owing to the multitude of communities residing in this extremely large geographical area. Talking about food, one cannot simply forget the street food! Chinese people love food (they absolutely do), and so you can find more varieties of street foods than you can ever try! Be careful with what you eat though, since each community is known to use special ingredients that may not necessarily agree with you.