Oguz Kaan Kısa · March 15, 2021
The People's Republic of China is the most populous country in the world with a population approaching 1.5 billion. It is also one of the largest countries in the world in terms of the area it covers. It is quite normal to have interesting things in such a crowded and big country. We have compiled interesting information about the country we know for its rich culture, unique natural beauty and glorious history.
In the list of the most spoken languages in the world, Chinese is in the first place with 1 billion 300 million people, so one out of every 5 people on earth speaks Chinese. According to the data, 299 different Chinese are spoken in the country, and therefore there are claims that Chinese is not a language but a family of languages.
Shanghai is China's largest and most important port city. This extremely vibrant, touristic and rich city has a record that you would say that no city should happen to it… That is the traffic jam that lasts for 12 days, up to 100 km!
China is such a crowded country that the habitats of Chinese people vary from gigantic skyscrapers to castle interiors, from tents on the steppes to bamboo houses. Even in cave houses called "Yaodong" and seen in many parts of Northern China, about 30 million people live.
The only army that has been hidden underground for 2 thousand years is in China! Of course we are talking about the Terracotta Army made of baked clay. Statues of 8,000 warriors, 600 horses and 100 chariots built by Shi Huangdi, the founder of the Qin dynasty, for his mausoleum are today on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The cranes and the giant panda are symbol animals for the Chinese people… The dragon, which is the most important of the 12 signs, was deemed sacred and inspired many fields from literature to art. But it was the emperors who took advantage of the dragon's power. So much so that each of them called himself "the dragon's son".
Everyone knows that the tea ceremony has an important place in Chinese culture. In fact, it is so important that Lu-Yu Tea Culture Institute has a Tea Specialization department and students can distinguish about 1000 types of tea close to graduation.
The meaning given to colors in China is also great. For example, yellow, seen as an earth color, is the most respectable color. Red is the color of happiness, and red is especially worn at weddings, New Year's or opening ceremonies. In addition, the color of mourning in China is white, not black, unlike the rest of the world.
Panda is such a popular animal in China that it can even cause crisis or cooperation with other countries. There are four big panda centers in the country for protected animals. But the Chinese, who love pandas so much, say, "Don't be like a panda!" They did not hesitate to produce the statement.
Air pollution in China is so bad that it crosses the Pacific and reaches San Francisco, making up a third of urban pollution. At some times of the year, breathing in Beijing equates to smoking 21 cigarettes a day.
Carrying fish in the pit of the collarbone is a popular behavior in China that women do to show how thin they are.
After a tough work week, many Chinese individuals spend the entire weekend in their pajamas. That way, he goes out, goes shopping, eats at the restaurant. This is called 'weekend' mode.
Because Chinese people think that hot water prevents illness, they always carry hot water with a thermos.