China has one of the world’s oldest people and continuous civilizations, consisting of states and cultures dating back more than six millennia. It has the world’s longest continuously used written language system, and is the source of many major inventions, such as what the British scholar and biochemist Joseph Needham called the “four great inventions of Ancient China”: paper, the compass, gunpowder, and printing. Historically, China’s cultural sphere has extended across East Asia as a whole, with Chinese religion, customs, and writing systems being adopted to varying degrees by its neighbors Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.
Tours in Hainan island and China
▸China Classic Tour (Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai) (#2101)
▸Kunming and Stone Forest Tour (Kunming, Stone Forest, Lijiang) (#2102)
▸Hainan Island Tour (#2103)
▸Hanoi – Kunming Overland Tour (Tour to China from Vietnam) (#2104)
▸Tour from Kunming to Lao Cai & Hanoi (Tour to Vietnam from China) (#2303)
▸Tour from Beijing to Hanoi (Tour to Vietnam from China) (#2306)