22 beautiful bird’s eye photos show the scale of the world’s most populous country

Cherry blossom is seen along a road in Gui'an new district, Guizhou province, China, March 27, 2017.  Picture taken March 27, 2017.

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.

Red chilli is dried in the sun in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

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

See the rest of the story at INSIDER
Source: http://www.thisisinsider.com/birds-eye-photos-show-chinas-enormous-scale-2017-3


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