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China has the world's largest population, over 1.3 billion people, and is the second-largest country by size. This huge nation has a great diversity of cultures and cuisines. The Eight Culinary Traditions of China are Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Szechuan, and Zhejiang. You can have a wide variety of experiences from trekking the Great Wall to hitting fashionable boutiques and clubs in Shanghai. The Forbidden City in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, the largest palace complex on the planet, is an amazing complex of ancient buildings. Millet and rice are some of the oldest crops, and soybeans, noodles, dumplings, and vegetables are also very common wherever in the country you may be. Methods of preservation used in Chinese cooking include drying, salting, pickling, and fermentation. Tea is an institution in China, and many natives drink it with nuts, dried fruit, melon seeds, or small sweets. Restaurants with natural foods in China mostly serve Chinese food, even in the biggest cities. You may also find foods from other parts of Asia, such as Indian or Indonesian, as well as American. Beijing is a good place to stock up on organic and vegetarian food provisions. You may need some good clean fuel before you hit the Silk Road!