July 29, 2021

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26 breathtaking aerial photos show just how enormous China is Part 1

By Tom Murray From Business Insider

Have you heard of Quanzhou?

The odds are, probably not. And yet, Quanzhou, China is home to 800,000 more people than Madrid, which you probably have heard of.

The Guardian recently reported that China has over 100 cities with populations of over one million. 119 of these cities are bigger than Liverpool.

The size and population of China can be mind-bendingly confusing, and it can be hard to put things into perspective.

The sheer scale of the country’s enormity is best illustrated by pictures, which is where Reuters news agency comes in.

Reuters has collected its best images of China, captured from above. If anything can help you get your head around the size of the world’s most populous country, it’s the photos below.

Here’s China in rice, cultivated on the outskirts of Shanghai.
REUTERS / Stringer

Red chilli is dried in the sun in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
China Daily / via REUTERS

Students from a martial arts school practice Shaolin Kung Fu in Dengfeng, Henan Province.
REUTERS / Stringer

The panda-shaped solar plant in Datong, China, is seen from above.

People burn joss paper money as they pray at a public cemetery during Qingming Festival or Tomb Sweeping Festival in Fuzhou, Jiangxi Province.
REUTERS / Stringer

Beautiful cherry blossom is seen along a road in Gui’an New District, Guizhou Province.
China Daily / via REUTERS

Between two worlds: a salt lake, coloured red by algae is split by a road in Yuncheng, Shanxi Province.
REUTERS / Wei Liang

People crowd on a viewing platform in Zhangjiajie Forest National Park — it’s where they filmed the floating mountains in James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’.
Source: Business Insider.

Tea leaves dry in Dening, Fujian Province.
REUTERS / Stringer

This photo shows the world record being set for the largest group of people having beauty treatment in the same location. 1000 women were given a 30 minutes facial massage in Jinan, Shandong Province.
REUTERS / Stringer

Here, quilts for Alibaba Group’s employees are dried in a yard in preparation for shopping on 11:11, “Singles’ Day,” in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
REUTERS / Stringer

Boats anchor and prepare to weather Typhoon Chan-Hom as it approaches Taizhou, Zhejiang Province. Chinese authorities suspended train services, closed schools, and brought trawlers back to port.
REUTERS / Stringer

Thousands of new Audis sit in a car park in Changchun, Jilin Province.
REUTERS / Stringer

For more on this story go to: http://www.businessinsider.com/birds-eye-photos-show-chinas-enormous-scale-2017-3

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