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​How to Use Your Cell Phone While Traveling in China

We all know it: that feeling of panic when you reach into your pocket and realize you’ve left your trusty companion, your cell phone, at home. If a trip to China is in your future, maybe you’re experiencing a similar worry and asking yourself, “Will I be able to use my...

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The 10 Breakfast Foods You Should Try in China

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and when it comes to understanding the food and culture of a country that is certainly true. Breakfast in China may be different to what you are used to but if you throw yourself into it you will be amazed at how many diffe...

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Top 10 Desserts You Have to Try in China

While dessert may not be the first food item that comes to mind when thinking about China’s age-old culinary tradition, sweet treats are actually very common in the Middle Kingdom, especially around holidays like Lunar New Year. And forget the fortune cookie—a unique inventio...

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How to Use WeChat While Traveling in China

WeChat is China’s digital life force. With more than 1 billion monthly active users, this so-called “superapp” is ubiquitous in virtually every aspect of daily life. Locals use it to chat with friends, post updates, pay for pretty much everything, and much, much more, makin...

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2018 China Inbound Tourism Report: When and Where to Go

Over the past year, The China Guide has organized custom private tours in China for thousands of travelers from the United States, Germany, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and beyond. As 2019 kicks off, The China Guide is releasing its second annual report...

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Top Winter Activities in Beijing

While Beijing may not be everyone’s ideal winter getaway due to its cold, windy weather, if your travels happen to be taking you to the Chinese capital during this time of year, there’s no need to worry! Beijing has loads of winter activities that are fun for everyone, and...

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Best Rainy Day Activities for Your Trip to China

Like anywhere else in the world, the weather in China can be difficult to predict. And while visiting at certain times of the year can help lower your chances of bad weather, it’s possible you’ll encounter some inclement conditions, whether it’s rain, sleet, smog, or extrem...

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A Virtual Food Tour of Beijing’s Hutongs

Strolling into Beijing’s narrow, low-rise alleyways, known as hutongs, will give you an intimate glimpse into the city’s culture and the daily lives of its inhabitants. In addition to traditional courtyard residences, the hutongs are full of hidden, hole-in-the-wall restauran...

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The Six Best Ways to Get Around in China

Navigating a new country, especially one as big and as different as China, can be a scary prospect. You may be wondering how you’ll get from point A to point B during your travels, and which forms of transportation are the most reliable. Fortunately, China has some of the best...

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Best Cruise Excursions from Tianjin or Shanghai Port

Cruises to China are becoming more and more popular, with most cruise ships making stops at Tianjin Port or Shanghai Port. And while cruises are an excellent way to visit multiple destinations without the normal hassles of international travel, being left to your own devices...

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