Beijing is a big, chaotic city. With a population of over 11 million in an area covering 16,000-plus square kilometers, China’s busy capital feels daunting. With a limited 72-hour visa, I looked into ways of easily seeing the highlights in a short period and came across the Beijing Essentials Full-Day Tour: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China, all with a local’s insight and guidance. Perfect.
Your whole family is in for a treat in Guangzhou, especially the kids. From meeting animals to roller coaster rides and a circus, here’s what Guangzhou has in store for visitors of all ages. The Canton Tower is one of the major landmarks in the Guangzhou skyline, and its impressive height offers several options for […]
The Yangtze’s River is the longest river in China and third longest in the world. It is one of the prime, and most mesmerizing, examples of China’s natural beauty. The Yangtze River is divided into three regions, or reaches. Here’s what you need to know about its notable attractions, cultural landmarks and stunning sights. The […]
The fun doesn’t end after the sun goes down, and eating certainly doesn’t either. Xi’an’s top night markets will let you experience another side to the city after dark, and the delicious foods on offer will keep you satiated late into the night. If you’re looking to try a variety of cuisines from around China, […]
The island of Taipa, also known as Illha da Taipa, is home to the Macau International Airport. However, located on the southern tip is Taipa Village, where you can spend a leisurely afternoon learning about Macanese heritage and sampling delicious traditional snacks. Step Back in History Colonial architecture dot the streets of quaint Taipa Village. […]
Each March, Guilin welcomes the arrival of the spring season with the Gongcheng Peach Blossom Festival. Guilin hosts many exciting festivals throughout the year. Another to add to the list is the month-long Gongcheng Peach Blossom Festival, held at the Daling Mountains Peach Garden located about two hours outside of Guilin in the Gongcheng Yao […]
Chengdu is quickly developing into one of China’s megacites, but a big part of its charm it its neighboring ancient towns. Huanglongsi and Luodai Ancient Towns are among the most popular, and make a great day trip from central Chengdu.
If you love discovering new foods while abroad, you’re in for a treat. There are plenty of options to debate when choosing what to eat in Hangzhou, so be sure to allot enough time (and room in your stomach) to enjoy some local delicacies.
Yangshuo’s diverse minority groups commemorate special holidays that are celebrated only in the area. When planning your travel itinerary, try to include some of Yangshuo’s folk festivals for some one-of-a-kind experiences. Many of these festivals are calculated based on the Chinese lunar calendar, so it’s best to double-check the exact dates to be sure you […]
Most travelers in China stick to the major cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, suffering in the pollution and missing out on the golden opportunity to see the unique and magnificent scenery that the rest of the country has to offer.