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Szechuan (Sichuan) Province within China
Sezchuan (or Sichuan) is the 5th largest Chinese province in terms of area, and the 4th largest in population, as the home to over 81 million people
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Chengdu, where Jack went to study after winning the Confucius Institute Scholarship is home to nearly 15 million people, and is one of the most populous cities in western China.
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High Speed Trains
China has a pretty extensive high speed train network, where the trains can reach speeds of over 400 km/h as they speed across the country.
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The Great Wall
Thousands of kilometres long, and still standing after thousands of years, the Great Wall is possibly the most recognised Chinese symbol across the world.
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The Temple of Heaven
The more than 600 year old Temple of Heaven in Beijing was built by the Yongle Emperor of China - the same Emperor who built the famous Forbidden City.
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After nearly 2000 years buried, the terracotta army of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, were found in Shaanxi Province in 1974. So far over 8000 warriors and more than 130 chariots have been unearthed.
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Chengdu Panda Research Base
Begun in 1987 with 6 pandas, the Chengdu Panda Research Base has successfully delivered over 124 panda cubs, and its captive population has grown to more than 80 pandas.
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Wolong National Nature Reserve
Aside from its crucial population of wild pandas, Wolong National Nature Reserve in Szechuan (Sichuan) is also home to snow leopards, golden monkeys, and white-lipped deer.
Jack's favourite dish from China - Huoguo from Szechuan, with its mix of meat, vegetables and spices
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The gates of the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing, where Jack will be studying when he next heads back to China
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