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Celebrating Chinese New Year in Asia

By Viator, January 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3010 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival -- the most important holiday in China -- is celebrated across the country and in Chinese communities around the world.  In ...  Read more

Seeing an Impression West Lake Show

By Viator, January 2016

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Mystifying audiences since 2007 the Impression West Lake show is arguably the most popular and well-known evening show in the entire city of Hangzhou. Staged on Yuehu Lake?a smaller yet natural part ...  Read more

3 Days in Shanghai: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, November 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 832 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Since 1990 Shanghai has grown at a startling rate, to become the largest center of commerce and business in central China and largest cargo port in the world. The city is a huge draw for tourists, ...  Read more

Colonial Macau

By Viator, September 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 606 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

When the Portuguese struck a deal with China in the early 16th century to clear the waters around Macau of pirates, they set into place an agreement which would lead to Macau ultimately being the ...  Read more

History and Culture of Macau

By Viator, September 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 648 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The islands of Macau, located off the coast of Hong Kong in the South China Sea, can only be described as an anomaly. Here, in the middle of Asia, you can find yourself walking through an old ...  Read more

3 Days in Macau: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 62 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Even though most visitors to Macau will arrive for a day-trip from neighboring Hong Kong, one day simply isn?t enough to properly experience this multi-faceted outpost. With a history and culture ...  Read more

Day Trips from Macau

By Viator, September 2015

Even though Macau boasts enough attractions to keep visitors entertained for a healthy number of days, after a while you may begin to get curious about what lies outside the colonial outpost. So ...  Read more

Must-See Sights in Tibet

By Viator, September 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Despite its strict policies around guides, transportation and permits, thousands of adventurous travelers cross over its border each year. Compelling politics, warm people, religious history and ...  Read more

Acrobatic Shows in Beijing

By Viator, August 2015

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 42 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Chinese acrobatics is a tradition dating back as early as the Qin Dynasty. Characterized by a variety of acrobatic feats and demonstrations of physical strength, balance and agility, these ...  Read more

Beijing Temples

By Viator, August 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 63 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

These days the temples Beijing builds may be more to the gods of business than harvests as modern skyscrapers pop up, but this ancient city is also rich in temples redolent of a more spiritual ...  Read more

Beijing Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 376 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Beijing is a wonderful mixture of the ancient and the modern, the past and the present. A true ancient citadel with a history of Emperors and temples, it is now the seat of communist power with a ...  Read more

Exploring the Forbidden City

By Viator, August 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 88 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

If there?s one sight that has come to represent not only Beijing, but Imperial China as a whole, it?s the Forbidden City. Closed to the world for some 500 years, this vast Imperial palace puts into ...  Read more

Tea Ceremony in Beijing

By Viator, August 2015

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You may have heard of China's Silk Road, but its less famous yet equally important cousin is the Tea Horse Trail. Tea has played a fundamental part of day to day life in China dating back thousands ...  Read more

Beijing Cuisine

By Viator, August 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 76 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

To think of Chinese cuisine as one unified whole is an error; the landmass of China is as large as the United States and its regional cuisine is just as diverse, with Beijing?s popular dishes tasting ...  Read more

Guide to Climbing the Great Wall

By Viator, August 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 239 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Great Wall, a Wonder of the World and one of China?s most recognizable landmarks, deserves a place on any itinerary to Beijing. With several sections located just outside of the city, you?ll have ...  Read more

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