Ireland's friendly welcome and spectacular scenic beauty draws millions of visitors each year.
Ireland is famous for its remarkable scenic beauty, with a spectacular coastline set with dramatic mountains, pristine rivers and lakes, and lush green countryside.
Ireland has a unique culture that, like China's, is several thousand years old. With passage tombs older than the pyramids, cities founded by Vikings, crumbling castles and grand country estates, Ireland's history is etched on our landscape.
Our vibrant towns and cities, and rich culture of music, dance and literature, make for an enriching visit, with a host of festivals and cultural events held across the country and throughout the year.
Ireland has more golf courses per square kilometre than any other country in world and is a world' famous home for horse-racing and thoroughbred horse-breeding.
Millions of visitors come to Ireland each year and enjoy the famous welcome of the Irish, extended by our warm, hospitable and friendly people.
People to people links and exchanges, including through travel and tourism, is one of the important elements in the Strategic Partnership between Ireland and China.
Also, the British-Irish Visa Scheme, launched in China in October 2014, allows travel between Ireland and the UK with just one visa. So, it has never been easier to visit Ireland from China.
We are delighted to welcome tens of thousands of visitors from China to Ireland each year and look forward to many more Chinese people discovering Ireland and the warm welcome of the Irish.
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