Getting the best from your guide... or, how to use them, not abuse them.Lynne Buddin
You can enjoy 72-hour visa-free travel in cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, while other cities have special visa policies.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
See what’s going on in spring in China, where to see flowers, festivals, travel tips and recommendations.
Boldly go where no foreigner has gone before in China... with this advice in mind.Pete Marchetto
In China we encourage ethical travel with sensitivity to the local culture and people. Here are our tips for doing so.Connie
November is late fall in China, and the best places to visit are Beijing, the Yellow Mountains, Zhangjiajie, and West Sichuan.
You'll benefit from reading through this quick list of twelve vacation spoilers to avoid while traveling in China.Ruru Zhou
All you need to know for visiting a Chinese temple, including when to go, ticketing, clothing, behavior, taking photos, and special customs.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Here is our pick of the most scenic and interesting rail routes in China to see the best scenery of China, with route descriptions and our recommendations.Annie Wu
This article introduces seven documentaries and documentary series that are great preparation for a trip to China.Margaux
Recommended ten books for travelers to China in order to understand Chinese culture, history of China, China's social life and environment.Annie Wu
A look at some of the biggest points of Culture Shock for foreigners visiting China for the first time.Margaux
See the incredible scenery and architecture of movies and TV series filmed in China, including MI3, The Mummy (3), Hero, and Avatar.Margaux
What to buy for that special woman in your life (mum, daughter, wife, girlfriend, sister, best friend) while exploring ChinaRuru Zhou
What to buy for that special man in your life (dad, son, husband, boyfriend, brother, best friend) while exploring ChinaRuru Zhou
These movie suggestions, including Hero and Seven Years in Tibet, will help you prepare for going to China.Margaux
The most beautiful roads in china and how to get there to enjoy the scenery.
Our top tips for parents and anybody who want to buy something special in China for a child, including what to buy where.Anusuya Mitra
If you want to do some photography in China, bear in mind these tips about seasonal factors, hazards, the military, and other restrictions.Pete Marchetto
This guide to Chinese laws lets visitors know what affects them and how, and how to stay out of trouble in China.Pete Marchetto
You might be amazed at what unusual ingredients go into Chinese cooking, including dogs, cats, donkeys, rats, cicadas, snakes, and ants.Pete Marchetto
Money talks, and in Hong Kong it speaks a different language to the rest of China — discover where’s pricey, middling, and cheap.Dwain
Useful and interesting articles about Chinese culture, history, food and drink, travel guide and China travel tips.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
“The Four Greatest Towers in China” were selected by ancient Chinese scholars, and all are now famous sightseeing spots.Michael Yang
The top Chinese places to escape the golden week crowds include the Yangtze River, Xinjiang, Qinghai, Western Sichuan, and Kaili.Candice Song
China’s top rock climbing sites offer enthusiasts beautiful scenery and challenges to enjoy. The list is topped by Yangshuo.Michael Yang
In the city water parks are somewhere convenient to cool down and have fun in summer, without going to a summer resort.Michael Yang
The most recommended China destinations for July are Hangzhou, Yunnan, Xinjiang, Guilin, Chengdu, and the Yellow Mountains.Candice Song
The top places to visit in July in China are Tibet, Inner Mongolia, the Silk Road, Guizhou Province, and the Yangtze River.
China's May is full of vitality, and China’s best places to visit include the Great Wall, Shangri-la, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, and Luoyang.
The top 10 Chinese buildings are mainly in Shanghai and Hong Kong, including Shanghai World Financial Center and the ICC Tower.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
China’s banknotes show 6 sights you should visit: Tian’anmen, the Li River, West Lake, the Potala Palace, Mt. Tai, and the Yangtze River.Michael Yang
The top 10 Chinese malls are mainly in Hong Kong, including the IFC Mall, but top is the New Century Global Center in Chengdu.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
The following dates should be avoided when planning a China tour: National Day Holiday, May Day, and Chinese New Year...Ruru Zhou
China’s top summer destinations include the Yangtze gorges, Mt. Emei, Guiyang, Zhangjiajie, and Chengde Summer Palace.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
October is the best month to see colorful fall scenery in China, and the 5 best places to visit include Jiuzhaigou and Shangri-la.
The most popular chat interfaces in China are QQ and Weixin. Find out how to use them.Pete Marchetto
“Chinese Valentine's Day” is a traditional festival about love, and four touching love stories have been passed down over millennia.Michael Yang
The ten cities most Chinese leave if they can include Zhengzhou and Changsha, due to e.g. low wages, hot weather, and high stress.Michael Yang
Here are 5 great reasons to visit China and observe this astounding growth period for yourself, before it's too late.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Traditional Chinese clothing is a great way to bring a piece of the East back home with you to the West, including qipaos and silk robes.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
China’s top 10 furnace cities are Chongqing, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Changsha, Wuhan, Xi’an, Nanjing, Hefei, and Nanning.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
The top seven family-friendly activities in China include visiting snack streets, rickshaw riding, and climbing the Great Wall.Ruru Zhou
Here are some tips to help you cross the road safely in China, including the different crossing styles between rural and urban areas.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Here’s our experience on making the most of your first trip to China, when most travelers focus on China’s cultural attractions.
You may know the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, but do you know the seven modern wonders of China?Gavin Van Hinsbergh
In 2014 the following China destinations have something more to offer: Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Chengdu, Tibet...Annie Wu
Visiting China is always full of new experiences, and here are some tips for getting the most out of your China experience.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
The dragon has played a big role in China’s rich history and culture, from national celebrations to the Zodiac signs to historical rulers.Annie Wu
The Top 6 landmarks on a China tourist’s journey include Mao Loyalty Ridge on the Great wall, the Forbidden City, and Mt. Everest.
China’s best places for a second trip include Guilin, Chengdu, Lhasa, the Yellow Mountains, the Three Gorges, Yunnan, and Pingyao.
China is a very different country, and our top 5 first-trip tips include how to break the language barrier and bargain in Chinese.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
The 6 most beautiful Chinese islands are Xisha, Weizhou, Putuoshan, Penghu, Dayushan, and the Nanji Islands.
China Highlights lists the most popular destination and attractions in China in 2013, based on customer choices.Ruru Zhou
China’s recommended places to visit in March include Zhouzhuang, Wuyuan, Dali, Hainan Island, and Guilin owing to their spring beauty.
January is the coldest month in China, when the best places for ice and snow are Beijing, Harbin, the Yellow Mountains, and Jilin.
China’s five laziest cities — Lijiang, Chengdu, Xiamen, Hangzhou and Kunming — are known for their leisurely slow lifestyles.
The Chinese business style uses personal relationships and honor, both of which are deeply rooted in Chinese culture.Pete Marchetto
Visitors to China are highly recommended to try these drinks: milk tea, plum juice, Arctic Ocean Orange Soda, Qingdao Beer…Gavin Van Hinsbergh
The Chinese national flowers are the peony, plum flower, chrysanthemum and orchid, and here is where and when you should see them.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Knowing the voltage, adapter kinds, and types of wall outlets and electrical devices throughout China will help prepare for your trip.Ruru Zhou
Learning some popular hip Chinese words can make your Chinese more native and trendy, such as kengdie, jiong, ding, and dajiangyou.Ruru Zhou
Chopsticks are quite different to the knife and fork, and below is the standard way for using them at dinner, without giving offense.Annie Wu
Which Chinese festivals are not-to-be-missed? Our recommendations include the Dragon Boat Festival and Harbin’s Ice Festival.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
The traditional Chinese breakfast varies from one region to another, and may include dim sum, congee, noodle dishes, baozi, or zongzi.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Want to explore the natural beauty of China? The 7 natural wonders of China include Jiuzhaigou, Wulingyuan, and Mt. Everest.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
The 7 wonders of China capture the most impressive things about China, including Tibet, the Great Wall, and the Chinese language.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Explore the charm of China’s 7 Ancient Wonders, and wonder at its ancient civilizations, architecture, engineering, and art.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
It is easy to get your coffee fix in China’s larger cities like Beijing and Shanghai, due to the many Starbucks and original cafes.Annie Wu
China’s best places to visit in early summer are Tibet, Shangri-la, Dongchuan, Guilin, Yangshuo, Longji, the Three Gorges, and Yili.
The 7 most significant historical sites in China include the Forbidden City, the Terracotta Army, the Great Wall, and the Potala Palace.
The 5 most beautiful rice terraces of China are in the mountains of Longji, Yuanyang, Jiabang, Yunhe, and Ziquejie.Annie Wu
China's vast and varied land has bestowed it with 7 spectacular landforms, including Li River Karst and Zhangye Danxia.
Death rituals and customs are an essential part of Chinese culture. The main funeral styles include inhumation, cremation, and sky burial.
Squat toilets aren't terribly difficult once you know how to use them. Prepare yourself and stand with feet either side…Gavin Van Hinsbergh
These six cliff paths in China are perfect for those who love heights and want to see picturesque cliff landscapes.Ruru Zhou
China's best cycling routes offer wonderful natural scenery along the way, such as at Qinghai Lake, and on the Silk Road and Hainan Island.
There are some faux pas for visitors to China, including offensive gifts and certain inauspicious table manners.Ruru Zhou
Here are some tips for planning a Tibet tour, including Tibet’s Entry Permit policy, Tibetan culture, and Tibetan itineraries.Ruru Zhou
Internet access is becoming more and more convenient in China, but access to social media etc. is limited by China’s firewall.Pete Marchetto
China offers visitors a great variety of geographical landscapes to feast your eyes on: mountains, deserts, beaches, canyons, and plains.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
China’s 5 best places to visit in February are Beijing, Hainan Island, the Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Mount Emei, and Harbin.
These five China cities have a reputation for high air quality and fine scenery: Sanya, Guilin, Kunming, Lhasa, and Xiamen.
The top seven Chinese spring photography locations are Luoyang, Xinjiang, Guilin, Yunnan, Chengdu, Tibet, and Danba.
April is a great month for traveling to China due to its picturesque scenery, and the top places to go include the Three Gorges and Xi’an.
Chinese pride themselves on eating a wide range of inventive foods, such as Beggar's Chicken and “100-year” eggs.Annie Wu
If you plan to travel to China in December, Hong Kong and Beijing are recommended, as well as four other places.
Explore the less-traveled areas of Chinese for wilderness and undiscovered destinations, and begin your unique journey of discovery.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
A traditional Chinese tea set usually includes a tea tray, teapot, tea scoop, fair cup, teacups, tea cup tweezers, and maybe an ornate tea table.
The most popular red tourism sites, recording China's revolutionary history, are Yan'an, Shaoshan, Nanchang, Mt. Jianggang, and Zunyi.Ruru Zhou
China’s fall begins in September, when the 5 best places to go are Beijing, the Yellow Mountains, Pingyao, Kanas, and Fenghuang.
For China travelers who are allergic to gluten, here are some tips on how to order get gluten-free food in Chinese restaurants and shops.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
These 7 great China attractions are threatened by natural and human factors, including the Mogao Grottoes and the Leshan Giant Buddha.
Here are 10 essential phrases for tourists, such as “Cesuo zai nali?”, which have proved to be very helpful during China travel.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Hiking and taking photos on China’s magnificent snow mountains will take your breath away — purely awesome!
For visitors who enjoy dry and austere landscapes China's Gobi, Taklimakan, and Shapotou deserts are highly recommended.Michael Yang
Good local restaurants are better than “tourist restaurants” for a number of reasons... Don’t get sold short.Gavin Van Hinsbergh
The top 10 Chinese cities for night scenery include Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.Michael Yang
China’s most recommended places to see in August include Tibet, Inner Mongolia, and SW Sichuan, where it’s cooler.Candice Song
These Chinese places are known for longevity: Hetian, Zhongxiang Empress Village, Bama, Jinlin Water Village, and Taoyuan Village.Annie Wu
Naked marriage has become the most fashionable wedding style in China, but it may be not be what you’re thinking of…Michael Yang
The Three Gorges Dam is raising water levels, making Yangtze sights, like Qutang Gorge and Zigui Ancient City, disappear.Michael Yang