China is a cultural region and ancient civilization in East Asia. Evidently it is one of the oldest civilizations that consists of states and cultures and dates back more than six millennia. During the last few decades tourism in China has greatly increased. A rich business class and an easing of restrictions on movement by the Chinese regulations contributed greately to this boom in travel. The Great Wall of China is the most popular place of interest in China. Also popular are the Forbidden City in Beijing, that used to be the center of Chinese Imperial power, and the Terracotta Army of the Qin Dynasty Emporer's mausoleum with a great collection of full-size statues of Chinese Imperial soldiers. Tourism economy has changed greatly since the death of Mao Zedong in 1976. During the years after his death China received over 250,000 international foreign tourists, mostly due to that fact that severe limitations that the government placed on who was allowed to visit the country and who was not were taken away. Now China receives over 22 million international foreign visitors each year. These figures are given by China's National Tourism Organization (CNTO). Using the data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO ) China is the fourth most visited country in the world. If its growth continues, China will become the most visited country in the world by 2017. Besides the large numbers of international tourist to China, the country records more than a billion domestic trips taken by Chinese. Due to its popularity among tourists there are a lot of hotels to lodge all tourists that come to see and admire it. This site can offer you a list of hotel prices in China and will help you to compare them.