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  • Everything You Need To Do When Visiting Suzhou

    Everything You Need To Do When Visiting Suzhou

    Located in the province of Jiangsu, Suzhou is a big city just west of Shanghai. The city is situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and the shores of Lake Tai. Known for its canals, bridges and classic Chinese gardens dating back to 1500s, it is one of the most beautiful in the province. Apart from its natural beauty, the city also has an eyeful of temples, pagodas, and museums that highlight the cities history and culture. With a population of 4.33 million people, the city is also an economic hub with plenty of business, shopping and sightseeing to be done. Because it is not as popular as the major cities of Bejing and Shanghai, it is often less crowded during peak season.

  • 4 Reasons Why Book Lovers Will Fall In Love With China

    4 Reasons Why Book Lovers Will Fall In Love With China

    With so many incredible bookstores and libraries, China has become a haven visited by book lovers. From innovative architecture to mind-blowing interior design, these bookstores and libraries draws bookworms from all over the world. Here are a few of book lovers favorite places to go see when you're next visiting China.

  • 5 Reasons Why Muslim Travelers Will Love Xi’an

    5 Reasons Why Muslim Travelers Will Love Xian

    For Muslim travelers, it can often be difficult to find destinations that cater to their religious needs. From making sure that food is halal to having a mosque close by to do daily prayers, there is a lot to take into consideration when traveling as a Muslim. The city of Xi’an in China offers Muslim travelers a variety of options that perfectly suits their religious beliefs. As the capital of the Shaanxi Province in central China, the city was once known as Chang’an (Eternal Peace), and home to the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties' ruling houses. Today the large city is haven for tourist of all religions with stunning attractions, but also offers Muslim travelers what they need, including the following:

  • Everything You Need To Know About The Old Town of Lijiang

    Everything You Need To Know About The Old Town of Lijiang

    Located in the province of Yunnan in southwest China, the Old Town of Lijiang is a well-preserved old city of ethnic minorities. Surrounded by the tree-covered Lion Mountain in the west, Elephant and Golden Row Mountains in the north, and vast fields with crystal clear waters running through it in the south, Lijiang is absolutely beautiful and picturesque. The old town itself occupies 3.8 square kilometers and was built in the late Song Dynasty/early Yuan Dynasty. The city was built along the old trade route of the "Old Tea Horse Caravan Trail” and was once a confluence for trade. It is also the only old city built without a city wall around it.

  • Dates You Should Avoid When Booking Your Trip To China

    Dates You Should Avoid When Booking Your Trip To China

    Besides its picturesque natural beauty, breathtaking cities and incredible ancient beauty, China also host numerous festivals and holidays. With millions of locals (1.3 billion to be exact) plus a huge number of tourists coming from all over the world to witness these traditional celebrations, crowds can become a problem.

  • 6 Thing You Can Only Do In Chongqing

    6 Thing You Can Only Do In Chongqing

    Located in central China, Chongqing is a sprawling municipality which is intersected by the Jialing River as well as the Yangtze River. These rivers make for beautiful landscapes including the famous Three Gorges. The municipality is also has mountainous areas which is home to ancient cities, rock art and various temples. Because of its amazing location there are certain things that you can do in Chongqing that you can’t do anywhere else in the world.

  • 6 Of The Best Road Trips In China

    6 Of The Best Road Trips In China

    Put pedal to metal and cruise along China’s expressways and national highways to discover the true natural beauty, unique construction and incredible villages that this massive country has to offer. From roads that run through mountains to those that are elevated hundreds of metres in the air, when it comes to road tripping in China you are in for an incredible experience. Here are six of the best road trips to do in China.

  • 6 Places That Will Make You Fall In Love With Tibet

    A must-visit for those who want to see a more authentic China, free of skyscrapers, crazy traffic and polluted air, is heading to Tibet - a region on the Tibetan Plateau in Asia. Visiting this region is like taking a step back in time and exploring a whole other world.

  • 7 Must-Visit Festivals In China

    7 Must-Visit Festivals In China

    With China being such a beautiful and diverse country, it boasts a variety of unique, ancient and fun festivals. From festivals that celebrates the country’s natural beauty to those that celebrate the history and culture of the nation, there is a festival for everyone. Here are seven of the best tourist-friendly festivals to attend when visiting China.

  • The 6 of the Weirdest Restaurants in Beijing

    The 6 of the Weirdest Restaurants in Beijing

    Beijing has some of the finest restaurants in the world serving delicious Chinese food, but with the good comes the…weird? Yes, Beijing offers foodies a mouthful weird and wonderful culinary experiences.

  • Top 8 Things To Do In Chengdu

    Top 8 Things To Do In Chengdu

    Located in southwest of China, in the province of Sichuan, is Chengdu. Known for its delectable cuisine, which is made up of delicious hot pots and flavoured with Sichuan peppercorns, there is always a yummy aroma wafting through the streets of the city. The city is also known for the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, which is first on our list of top eight things to do in Chengdu.

  • Everything You Need To Do and See In South China

    Everything You Need To Do and See In South China

    China is a massive country made up of densely populated cities, beautiful countryside and an incredible history, but it becomes hard for visitors to see everything in one short trip. So when you’re planning your trip to China, why not start with South China. Made up of seven provinces, including Guizhou, Yunnan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Fujian and Taiwan, this part of China is absolutely stunning. Providing tourists with a unique opportunity to see all the best that China has to offer, South China has plenty of things to see and do - and here are the some of the best cities, attractions and regions to visit:

  • Top 4 Child-Friendly Destinations To Visit In China

    Top 4 Child-Friendly Destinations In China

    Travelling with kids can be tough, but with the variety of attractions and activities to do and see, China is perfect for a family vacation. From amusement parks to seeing pandas, this beautiful country offers the entire family. Here are a few destinations in China that both children and their parents will love.

  • Most Beautiful Islands in China

    Most Beautiful Islands in China

    With over 11 000 miles of coastline, China boasts a variety of beautiful islands which have stunning beaches, romantic getaways and amazing landscapes. The warm ocean, white sands and gorgeous accommodation options makes for the perfect island destinations. From Hainan Island with its vacation resorts to the volcanic rock island of Weizhou, here are some of the China’s most beautiful islands.

  • 7 Reasons To Add Zhuhai To Your Chinese Bucket List

    7 Reasons To Add Zhuhai To Your Chinese Bucket List

    Even though Zhuhai is often overlooked by tourists for bigger cities like Shanghai and Beijing, it is a definite must-add to your Chinese bucket list. Whether you’re a golfer, foodie or love shopping, this city on the border of Macau has something for everyone and has become a hub of activity.

  • Top 5 Beaches In China

    Top 5 Beaches In China

    China is not as well known for its beaches as it is for its incredible cuisine, history and incredible landmarks, but that does not mean that the country does not have beautiful beaches. If you’re looking to catch a tan, want to take a dip in either the East or South China Sea or just want to have an oceanside vacation, then here are the five top beaches in China to do so.

  • Dishes Every Foodie Should Try In China

    10 Dishes Every Foodie Should Try In China

    Foodies from all around the world flock to China to experience the unique flavors of this incredible country. From the salty yet simple flavors of the north to the hot and spicy flavors of central China, every region has its specific taste which foodies love. If you’re a foodie, here are some of our favorite Chinese dishes from all over the country for you to try.

  • 5 of Shanghai's Best Kept Secrets

    Located on China’s central coast is the massive city of Shanghai. The city is not only the biggest in the country, but is also a global financial hub. With tourists and travelers flocking to the city’s main attractions like the popular Bund, Ya Garden and Xintiandi, the smaller, less popular attractions are often overlooked. These smaller attractions have over the years become some of Shanghai’s best kept secrets.

  • 5 Very Different, But Extremely Beautiful Places In China

    5 Very Different, But Extremely Beautiful Places In China

    Being such a massive country, China has so many diverse landscapes. From stunning rice fields and lush national parks, to quaint old towns and vast mountainous regions, these landscapes are all so different, yet beautiful in their own unique way.

  • First Time Travelers To China

    5 Things First Time Travelers To China Need To Know

    ​From the language and culture to the food and festivals, China is a country known for its diversity. With people everywhere, loads of noise and a constant hustle, first time visitors to this country can easily get overwhelmed. Before you land on Chinese soil, here are a few things first time travelers need to know to make your trip to China an awesome one.

About the author

Ji Guo is a former professional travel writer. He's started several businesses in China and was born in Tianjin. Graduated from Yale University.

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