China is the most populated country, and one of the largest countries in the world by total area. Because of this, the geography of the land is rich and diverse. From mountains to deserts, and cliffs to tropical waters, there is a prime geographic location meant for any traveler.
Because of China’s varied topographical landscape, the country experiences both dry seasons and torrential- downpour monsoon seasons. When you go, it is imperative that you look up what the climate will be like, since during the monsoon season, rain storms can come (and go) fast!
China is also one of the world’s most biodiverse contries, making up one of the 17 megadiverse countries. With over 34,000 species of animals and vascular plants, the country is home to an impressive number of both people, plants, and animals, all living together.
Though China faces its fair share of environmental issues because of the sheer number of people that live there, the country is also making strides to be the major manufacturer and investor for renewable energy and its commercialization.
While you’re here, its impossible to see *all* of China and get a feel for the local ways of living. With 22 different provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities, and two special administrative regions, travelers could spend their whole life in China and never fully grasp the depth and complexity of a country that has been inhabited since 21 BCE.
Our suggestion? Pick one place. Stay there. Take it in. Talk to people, talk to travelers, and lay down some roots. Find what makes the city special. Then, when you feel like you have a good sense of the place, go to the next city. If you’re lucky, you could be there for a long, long time.