Map of China: Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei

Map of China: Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei

From high mountains and glaciers to deep valleys and deserts – China’s geographic diversity is quite astonishing. This month we will embark on a virtual journey of discovery through various provinces and cities of China. We will get to know the local cuisine,...
Map of China: Sichuan, Chongqing

Map of China: Sichuan, Chongqing

Sichuan (四川) Region of unparalleled natural beauty and home of the giant panda Land of many guises, Sichuan province, is situated in southwestern China. “What heights! / It is easier to climb Heaven / Than take the Sichuan Road” wrote the Tang poet Li Bai describing...
Map of CHina: Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang

Map of CHina: Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang

The provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang, and the city of Shanghai are bordered by the East China Sea to the east in the central-eastern part of the country. All of them are located in a subtropical monsoon marine climate zone which makes the summers very humid and hot....
Map of China: Shandong, Henan

Map of China: Shandong, Henan

Shandong 山东 Shandong is a province on the east coast of China, on the Yellow Sea. With a population of around 98 million, it is the second largest province in China, second only to neighboring Henan. The capital city is Jinan. The historical name of the province, Lu,...
Map of China: Qinghai, Gansu

Map of China: Qinghai, Gansu

Qinghai 青海 On the Rooftop of the World. Qinghai is a relatively recent and sparsely populated northwestern province of China. The province derives its name, meaning “blue sea”, from its huge inland lake. Qinghai Lake (known as Koko Nor). is the largest saltwater lake...
Map of China: Hainan

Map of China: Hainan

Hainan 海南 Hainan is an island that is the southernmost province of China. Since 1988, it has been performing an extremely important function of a special economic zone. It has about 34 thousand square kilometers and over 9 million inhabitants. Due to its tropical...