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The Five Most Beautiful Ancient Towns in China

China’s fascinating and diverse cultural history is well preserved in the many ancient towns (known in Chinese as 古镇gŭzhèn or 古城 gŭchéng) scattered across the country. Walking around an ancient town, some of which have been redeveloped for tourism, some of which...

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The Best Things to Do in China in Winter

Winter may see the mercury plummeting across China but there is still plenty to do to keep plucky visitors busy. Winter is low season in China meaning that those who brave the cold can expect lower prices for flights and hotels and smaller crowds. Beijing: Go ice skating on...

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2017 China Inbound Tourism Annual Report: When and Where to Go

When is the best time to travel in China? Which city or cities should I visit? How many days do I need for my China trip? These questions trouble almost every traveler who is planning a trip to China. In this report, we will use the data we have collected from the thousands...

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Five of the Best Documentaries about China

In our last blog, we wrote about the top 10 movies you should watch before your first trip to China. While many of the movies on that list offer accurate depictions of their subject matter there is nothing like a good documentary to give you a real insight into a destination...

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10 Movies to Watch Before Your First Trip to China

Preparation is a key part of any trip or holiday to China and the more you can learn about the people, culture, and everyday life before you leave, the more you will get out of your experience here. What better way to do that than watching a movie from the comfort of your own...

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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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What to Pack for Your Trip to China

For many international travelers, the thought of traveling in China evokes images of ancient temples, imperial palaces, and delicious food, but as the time of your trip draws nearer, your fanciful imaginings might be starting to take on a more stress-tinged hue. The logistics...

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Traveling by Train in China

China's high-speed rail network has developed rapidly over the past few years. As a result, China now has the longest high-speed rail network in the world, accounting for more than two-thirds of the commercial high-speed railways in the world, and most big cities are connected...

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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 Avoid the Crowds When Traveling in China

Thanks to its population of 1.3 billion people, it is a simple fact that when traveling in China you should be prepared to face some crowds during your trip, especially when you are visiting popular tourist attractions. However, don’t let that put you off planning a trip to...

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