China Travel Tips
China isn't a country - it's a different world. Unless you have a couple of years and unlimited patience, it's best to follow a loose itinerary here, such as following the Silk Road, sailing down the Yangzi River, or exploring the Dr Seuss landscape of Guangxi Province.
From shop-till-you-drop metropolises to the desert landscapes of Xinjiang, China is a land of cultural and geographic schisms. It's not that it has completely done away with its Maoist past - it's more that the yin of revolutionary zeal is being balanced by the yang of economic pragmatism.
Written by Viator, May 2012
In the shadow of limestone karst rock formations jutting into the sky sits the small town of Yangshuo. The daily lives of the residents in the sleepy villages along the Li and Yulong Rivers are very ...
Written by Vivie, China, June 2012
Vivie Pan has been a licensed English tour guide in Beijing
since 2006. With her great knowledge of top scenic spots in the city,
and with her attention to schedule and time management, Vivie’s ...
Authentic experiences travelling in China
You cannot miss to see the places of "The Last Emperor" of Bernardo Bertolucci. Experience this city with your own private guide and you will discover as much as you can; there are plenty ...
Written by Emma, Australia, October 2011
Beijing is home to some of the finest treasures of China ’s
imperial past. The UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Forbidden City;
the Temple of Heaven; the Summer Palace and the Great Wall are ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, March 2012
No visit to China
would be complete without a visit to the Great Wall of China. Luckily,
just such an achievement is an easy hop, step and a jump from beautiful Beijing in China’s north. The ...
Tanzhesi Temple Zen Tea Culture Festival – Jul. 7 to Sep. 10 2011
One of Beijing’s oldest and best-known temples, the Tanzhesi (or Tanzhe) Temple is holding a Zen Tea Culture Festival from July ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, January 2012
China ’s capital, and one of the most populous cities in the world, Beijing is simply brimming with cultural experiences and sights. The ancient city is China ’s political and cultural center, ...
Written by Lydia, October 2012
Beijing , with its labyrinthine hutongs ,
modern skyscrapers and abundant historical monuments, is practically a
museum in and of itself. If you’re planning to spend an afternoon
Written by Bob, United Kingdom, September 2012
Buy a 48 hour big bus tour ticket and you wont regret it, it includes free entry to Jade Buddha temple, a one hour river cruise and an entry to the observation floor (88 th floor) of the jin mao ...
With more than 23 million people, Shanghai is China’s largest city. While it’s possible to get to and from the city’s best sights by taxi or by taking the Metro, riding a bike allows you to explore ...
A stroll along The Bund in Shanghai
will reveal a rich mix of architectural styles that demonstrate the
wealth and power of the foreign companies in China at the time. No. 1 ...
During late March and throughout April, spring usually pays a visit to Beijing, bringing with it a colorful display of cherry blossoms. If you’re in China’s capital city during this lovely time of ...
Written by Shanghai Expert: Harris, China, December 2011
Spring Festival is one of the most important traditional Chinese holidays with a history of over 2,000 years. It is the occasion when all family members gather together and everyone needs to go back ...
Written by Lydia, January 2013
Chinese New Year, also called Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is an exciting time to be in Beijing. As China‘s most important holiday, Chinese New Year gives visitors a chance to experience some ...
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New China Destinations on Viator!
Discover new cities in China to explore in 2012! In our quest to continually find fresh places for you to explore, the Viator team is planning to offer tours in many new Chinese cities this year. Check out the giant pandas in Chengdu, the stunning West Lake in Hangzhou and take a cruise down the Yangtze River this month!