Last Updated on December 5, 2019 by asoulwindow
Tourism between China and India can work like oriental magic.
It can make all things possible.
It can entwine our countries through interaction and understanding.
It can bring about a constant exchange of ideas and open new avenues of trade.
It can cement the three thousand year relationship between two of the world’s oldest civilizations.
Tourism can do all of these things if all of us work together – as one.
An ancient Chinese proverb says: “Don’t open a shop unless you like to smile.”
The Chinese people have taken this to heart. That’s what makes China so riveting, so inviting.
Everyone smiles in China. Shopkeepers. Cab drivers. Waitresses. Caddies. Dancers. Singers.
When people traveled to China in ancient times, the philosopher Lao Tzu said: “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
What he meant was China has so many distractions, so many attractions, that travelers often forget their final destination.
That’s true even today.
If you travel to China for shopping, you could end up playing golf.
If you travel to China for golf, you could end up frolicking in the snow.
If you travel to China for the snow, you could end up learning Kung Fu.
If you travel to China for Kung Fu, you could end up in a nightclub.
If you travel to China for pleasure, you could end up in a Buddhist monastery.
If you travel to China to see the relics of the past, you could end up taking a cruise on the Mekong River.
The diversity of China makes it the most exciting travel destination in the world, especially for us Indians.
For us, China is only a few hours away and it has everything to offer: Pleasure. Leisure. Sport. Sightseeing. History. Mountains. Beaches. Shopping. Education.
If it’s in your heart, it’s in China.
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46 thoughts on “China: Many worlds in one!”
I don’t think I can finish everything to see in China even in a month!
I agree to that John! It is like India!
Indeed great lot of options there other than the great wall of China!
It will take long to see all of these.
True. Hope I go there soon.
“If it’s in your heart, it’s in China.” Love this sign off. Certainly, as someone who is currently living in China at the moment, I have to agree that there are no end of possibilities in the country and this only looks set to increase with the development of the tourist industry. Looking forward to seeing how this sector develops in the next few years
To be honest, I spent three months in India, but China wasn’t on top of my travel destinations until I read your blog post and saw your stunning pictures! WOW! I might have to add China to my list now 🙂
I have been to China 2-3 times but after reading this you’ve inspired me to visit again. I think I’d go to play golf next time which could mean I’ll be frolicking in the snow. I’ve never been to Tibet but the Lhasa image you posted is inspiring me to go!
I really enjoyed the poetic style of this post. It was really refreshing and added a sense of beauty to travel and all that it entails. China has so much to offer!
I haven’t been to China yet but it tops my list. I love the way how you have related things here such an interesting read.
All the best to us.
All this diversity is why we would love so much to visit China! Great post!
Thanks. Me too.
China is an amazing place to travel and experience as well as I would like to say a great place to shop many things at a cheap rate the things that we get in India are mostly coming from China and really going on visiting China helps you buy those things on your own and it’s an amazing experience all together even the food in China is really nice and the locations are really beautiful as well.
True. I hope I get to taste some local vegetarian food though.
I feel this way about almost every country I go to, I go for one thing I end up doing something else, and so on. Its the best part of travel
I know one day I can visit the mainland China. It’s so frustrating that it’s so hard to enter to China well at least for Filipinos. But I already had a taste of Hongkong and Macau. I wouldn’t stop until I reach the mainland 🙂 Thanks for an encouraging article 🙂
Yes. Mainland China looks so interesting to me.
You are true about China. It has so many things to offer and I want to travel to experience the many things including Kung Fu! We Indians have better access for being neighbours!
True. That’s why I am amazed why I have still not planned a trip there.
You are absolutely right about the fact that it is only travel which could end the tensions between India and China. I wish travel to our neighbouring countries atleast would be visa free.
Travel unites. 😊
I’d love to visit China sometime – I’ve been to Hong Kong (and Taiwan) before, but not mainland China. Not yet, anyway. It must be amazing, though!
I have not been to either of the nations you mentioned. Time to plan.
“Don’t open a shop unless you like to smile.” – This is so true. There are a lot of businesses here in the Philippines which are owned by Chinese. They really put a lot of effort in encouraging customers to be loyal to their brand and services.
I hope that I can visit China someday. There are so many things to do there. I am also interested to see the progress of China over the past few years.
That’s an interesting fact. I hope we visit China soon. All the best to us.
There is not much that I know about China. It would be great to visit it and experience it closely.
It would be fun to explore China with you. 😊
I would love to visit China soon. I think it has so many different things to offer that it should be on every bucket list. Would love to see the pandas and check out Kung Fu (and probably not end up in a night club 🙂
Haha. Me too.
Would like to visit China one day soon. It’s so large with so much to see…may have to break it into more than one trip.
Yes. I want to go to China and document my China stories in text, pictures and videos and share with my readers.
I definitely agree. China is a wonderful country! There is so much to see and a lot of things are very different from anything else you will see around the world!
That’s what makes it special.
You’re so right on about the unexpected experiences in China. Like coming for shopping but end up learning kung fu. We’ve found that to be true too. You said it so well and so beautifully.
That’s what real travel is all about. Thank you 😊
I know you didn’t mention this but I really wanna see the Great Wall!
Of course. I too want to see that.
I’ve only been to china once but I so want to go back! it’s such an awesome place. I love how you linked all the different things to do there!
Hope we travel there soon.
That Potala Palace looks so amazing, how come I have never heard of it before? Wow you make us want to go now! China is so big wold love to go back and do it all over again
Yes me too. Big countries need lot of time.
That is so true – China has so much to offer. It is a large country too so that in itself is an obvious reason why it has so much diversity. But I was so completely surprised at what I was able to find there, so much more than what I expected.
Yup. And for the same reason I don’t know where to start from. But I have to start someday. Need to plan a trip to China ASAP.
China is one country i really want to travel. More than exploring the various sides of China I am intrigued to write about the culture and people. Hope someday 😊
Yes. China has fascinated me since childhood.