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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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Xi'an Quick Guide

The next destination in our Quick Guide series is Xi’an, the former capital of China and home of the world-famous Terracotta Army. Learn all the basics about visiting this colorful and historic city. — See Xi’an’s many historical wonders for yourself! contact one...

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Best Street Food in Beijing

Food is a cornerstone of Chinese culture, and no city demonstrates this better than the country’s capital. Vendors offering a variety of snacks can be found at almost every street corner in Beijing, and no visit to this colorful city is complete without giving these wonderful...

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Shanghai Quick Guide

We’re excited to introduce our latest Quick Guide, this time for China’s most populous city, Shanghai. Check out this guide for all the essentials related to traveling in Shanghai, from the top sights to our most popular tours. — If you’d like to explore...

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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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Bullet Train to Yunnan - One of China’s Most Scenic Train Rides

China’s network of high-speed railways is one of the most extensive in the world and it is constantly expanding, including into the southern reaches of the country. The bullet train to Kunming travels through the mountainous areas of Yunnan and Guizhou, lands inhabited by...

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Beijing Quick Guide

Visiting a new country, especially one as big and diverse as China, can be overwhelming. Many people may be curious but don’t know where to start. There’s so much material online about where to go and what to see, even just researching China can get stressful. That’s wh...

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Must See While in Beijing

Since its launch in 1970s, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee has recognized over 800 sites of particular cultural, scientific, or historical significance around the world. From Macchu Picchu to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, these sites are considered important to global interests...

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​Best Beaches in China

From Beijing to Guangzhou, Chinese summers can be stifling. Luckily, with its 14,500 kilometers of coastline, China is home to some dazzling beaches, offering residents and visitors alike the opportunity to cool down with a refreshing dip in the sea in between tanning sessions...

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