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Welcome to CHINA!

China is slightly bigger than USA!

Fun Facts

The Chinese consider number 8 as lucky. The reason for this is because it sounds similar to the Chinese word for “prosperity”

Kung fu is the fighting style developed by the Chinese and incorporates their use of intellect over brute strength. It was made popular by the kung fu movie star Bruce Lee.

The mortar used to bind the Great Wall’s stones was made with sticky rice!

The word “ketchup” may come from a Chinese word for pickled-fish sauce.

2,200 yeasr ago, A game by the name of Cuju was created in China during the Han Dynasty. It spread to other parts of the world, and eventually became known as what we now call soccer.

Many Chinese children have small crickets as pets. They will place them together in a box and have the cricket fights

Fast Facts

Capital: BEIJING

Population: ~1.4 billion

Size: 3,700,000 sq. miles

Form of Government: Republic, communist state

Language: Mandarin

Currency: Renminbi or
Chinese Yuan (CNY)

100 USD = CNY

Climate: varies due to vast land area: tropical zone, subtropical zone, warm temperate zone, middle temperate zone, cold temperate zone and plateau zone

NOW in BEIJING:: ºF

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Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is the largest man-made structure in the world, and the primary section of the Great Wall is more than 5,500 miles long. If you add up all of the smaller branches and paths along the Great Wall, it totals more than 13,000 miles! The Great Wall used to be used as a border for China, and guards and soldiers used the wall to quickly travel from one section of China to another. Did you know that the name in ancient Chinese actually meant ‘The 10,000-Mile Long Wall’ or ‘Incredibly Long Wall’?

Terracotta Warriors

In Xian, you can see more than 5,000 life- size sculptures of soldiers made entirely from terracotta, or clay. Some of the sculptures are more than 2,000 years old. They stand on an archeological site, where more than 8,000 clay soldiers were originally constructed to guard an emperor’s tomb.

Potala Palace in Lhasa/Tibet

This Palace has been the residence of every Dalai Lama until the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950

Wolong Panda Nature Reserve

This nature reserve is near Chengdu. Here, you can see pandas in their natural habitat and learn about them in the research center. This is a very special place because giant pandas are an endangered species.

Guilin

Gulin mountains lie along the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo and are breathtaking. People enjoy rafting on river and admiring the views.

The Bund in Shanghai

The Bund is Shanghai’s main shopping and business district. Shanghai is the largest and most populated city in China.

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is the largest man-made structure in the world, and the primary section of the Great Wall is more than 5,500 miles long. If you add up all of the smaller branches and paths along the Great Wall, it totals more than 13,000 miles! The Great Wall used to be used as a border for China, and guards and soldiers used the wall to quickly travel from one section of China to another. Did you know that the name in ancient Chinese actually meant ‘The 10,000-Mile Long Wall’ or ‘Incredibly Long Wall’?

Terracotta Warriors

In Xian, you can see more than 5,000 life- size sculptures of soldiers made entirely from terracotta, or clay. Some of the sculptures are more than 2,000 years old. They stand on an archeological site, where more than 8,000 clay soldiers were originally constructed to guard an emperor’s tomb.

Potala Palace in Lhasa/Tibet

This Palace has been the residence of every Dalai Lama until the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950

Wolong Panda Nature Reserve

This nature reserve is near Chengdu. Here, you can see pandas in their natural habitat and learn about them in the research center. This is a very special place because giant pandas are an endangered species.

Chamonix Mont Blanc

Gulin mountains lie along the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo and are breathtaking. People enjoy rafting on river and admiring the views.

The Bund in Shanghai

The Bund is Shanghai’s main shopping and business district. Shanghai is the largest and most populated city in China.

Popular Dishes

Jiaozi (Dumplings)

Jiaozi are Chinese dumplings that consist of a thinly rolled piece of dough filled with a meat or vegetable mixture. They are one of the most popular and most commonly eaten dish in China and can be served as an appetizer, main dish or side dish. They could be boiled, steamed or pan fried. Jiaozi is always served at the Chinese New Years Celebration.

Spring Rolls

The commonly found appetizer in any Chinese restaurant, Spring Rolls are traditional snacks and are made of thin sheets of dough filled with various ingredients and deep fried in hot oil. Most common filings are pork, mushrooms and cabbage. They are usually served with dips and tea or coffee.

Peking Duck 

Peking Duck is very popular and dates back to the 13th century during the Yuan Dynasty. The dish consists of ducked that has been cooked until the skin turns golden and crispy and the is tender and sweet. An interesting fact is that in Beijing there is a restaurant specializing in Peking Duck that has been open since the 16th Century named Bianyifang.

Egg Tart

Egg Tart is one of the most famous Chinese deserts. It is a delicious pastry made of a flaky outer shell with a creamy egg custard in the center.

Tong Sui

Tong Sui, also known as Tim Tong is a term for any sweet soup with an almost custard like texture served as a desert in the Cantonese Cuisine. It can be found in a lot of variations of colors and favors with the most common being the fruity varieties.

Nuomici

Nuomici is a ball-shaped pastry made with glutinous rice flour. It is filled with a sweet center made with sugar, peanuts, bean paste and/or sesame seed paste. Sometimes the balls get rolled in coconut flakes.

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What's Included?

China Booklet: Learn all about China, its culture, and fun facts about the country.

Recipe Cards: Work with an adult to
create delicious vegetable fried rice and mango pudding with these step-by-step recipe cards. Yum!

Table Talk Cards: Challenge your family to share new stories with the help of the table talk cards.

China Sticker: Be sure to mark off your progress in your World Explorers passport! Once you place the sticker in your passport and complete the passport activities for China, scratch off China on your map.

3D Puzzle of the Great Wall of China: Build your way through one of the largest wonders in the world with this amazing three-dimensional puzzle.

Panda "Stitch, Hang and Frame" Cross Stitch Activity: Activity: Learn how to cross stitch by following the panda pattern.

Chinese Flag: A souvenir flag to celebrate your exploration of China.

Chinese Money: Do you know what
a yuan is? Check out what the Chinese
currency looks like above; we cannot create replicas of this currency

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