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Top ten things to do with kids in Beijing

A sprawling city of 20 million people, where the ancient shares close quarters with the modern, Beijing really embodies the phrase “something for everybody.” While adults will no doubt want to tick off major sights like the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, there is plent...

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The Seven Types of Chinese Tea

Tea has a long and illustrious history in China, having originated there more than 4,000 years ago. Legend has it that tea was discovered by Emperor Shen Nong in 2,737 BC when leaves fell into the water he was boiling. Tea is consumed throughout the day, as a substitute for plain...

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How to travel in China on a budget

While there are many affordable destinations in Asia, unfortunately China is among the more expensive. Thanks to China’s rapid economic development, prices for many goods and services, particularly in major cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, are rapidly catching up with other...

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The 10 Best Family Friendly Activities in China

China is a great place to travel with children. Not only will you find that your children get heaps of attention piled on them (which can be a blessing and a curse, depending on how you look at it), there are also hundreds of things to do across the country that will keep even...

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Top 10 Places To Visit On Your First Trip To China

Having already blogged about how to plan your first trip to China, we thought some information about the top ten places to visit on that first trip would be the perfect accompaniment. As the third largest country in the world by total area, planning your route through China...

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The Best Souvenirs to Bring Back from China

So you’re coming to the end of your China trip and you’re wondering what souvenirs to buy that will impress and delight the folks back home. Check our list of recommended souvenirs and you’re guaranteed to be the most popular person around! Wine and SpiritsChinese-made...

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The Best and Worst Dates to Travel in China

There are several things to consider when planning a trip, including the season, major holidays, and the weather. As a huge and populous destination, when it comes to China, it’s important to know when NOT to visit China, so let’s get that out of the way first. Worst dates...

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