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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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The Best Places to Hike in China

As one of the largest countries in the world, China is home to a vast variety of landscapes, and its diverse terrain makes it one of the best hiking locations on the planet. While hiking is a relatively new pastime in China, the sheer number of natural and ancient wonders within...

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Best Places to See Amazing Fall Colors in China

Fall is the perfect season to visit China. Temperatures are mild and pleasant, the weather is mostly sunny, and the air is clear. The other benefit of traveling to the Middle Kingdom in autumn? Getting to see vibrant fall colors everywhere you go. China’s beautiful natural...

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How to Book Forbidden City (Palace Museum) Tickets Online

Starting from October 2, 2017, all visitors to the Palace Museum (often referred to as the Forbidden City) must book their tickets online. If you are a foreign traveler and don't know where or how to book the tickets, this article will be your guide! 1. Book tickets on...

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Why China is a Safe Choice for Solo Female Travelers

Start Googling any destination and you will inevitably find plenty of articles asking whether it is safe for women to travel there alone. With that in mind, this blog aims to answer any questions you might have about traveling alone in China as a woman. Straight off the bat...

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How to Travel in China Without Speaking Chinese

We know the calculus of trip planning. Sure, China sounds fascinating, with its impressive architecture and delicious food. But what about the language barrier? Mandarin is notoriously difficult to learn, and not everyone has the time and money to spend on studying a brand new...

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The Five Most Beautiful Natural Wonders in China

Many of China’s most famous landmarks, such as the Forbidden City or the Bund in Shanghai, are manmade but nature has its marvels too. From untouched forests to almost supernaturally colored volcanic pools, photographers will delight in exploring these sites. Many of these...

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