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Top Ten Places to See Cherry Blossoms in China this Spring

Spring is one of the most popular times to visit China, and it’s easy to understand why. The weather is warming, the leaves are budding on the trees, and change is in the air. One springtime sight that you can’t miss while in China is the stunning display of cherry blossoms...

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How to Make the Most of Your 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Beijing

In the second half of 2017, the Chinese government initiated a six-day (144-hour) visa-free entry policy in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. This allows visitors to enter and leave from any combination of ports of entry in the region e.g. arriving at Tianjin International Cruise...

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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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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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Ten of the most out of this world places in China

China is home to some truly spectacular natural and manmade sights, many of which wouldn’t look out of place on the set of a sci-fi movie. For this blog, we rounded up a few of the most out of the world sights that you should consider including on your itinerary. Panjin Red...

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The Seven Best Things to do with Kids in Shanghai

Shanghai is best known as China’s financial and business capital. Adults will find that the city is a great place for shopping and wining and dining, there is plenty for kids to keep kids entertained, too. The city’s biggest family-friendly destination is, unsurprisingly...

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A Potted History of Chinese Ceramics

You can’t talk about Chinese ceramics without taking a very long journey through the dynasties. Porcelain, often considered to be the finest expression of ceramic art, has transcended time and space, and to this day modern people still refer to their beloved porcelain as "china...

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