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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 ...
Tang Bao can refer to XiaoLongBao in Shanghai, but more often as the name of a big soup-filled dumpling. It is a bun with soup inside. You do not find much stuffing like the common meat/vegetable ...
Teahouses are everywhere in Shanghai–certainly no surprise given that tea is an integral part of the history, culture and daily life in China. Today, the teahouse serves as a meeting place for people ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, July 2012
Yangshuo County, near Guilin City in Guangxi Province, is one of the most famous scenic spots in southern China . More than 65,000 karst limestone towers are scattered along the Li River ,
biggest and most important holiday falls on the lunar new year,
typically in late January or early February, but if your plans bring you
to China for Gregorian New Year’s Eve, you ...
Written by Lydia, August 2012
Mid-Autumn Festival, also called the Moon Festival, is the second most
important holiday of the year after the Lunar New Year. The event occurs
on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar ...
Teahouses can be found all over China ,
reflecting the importance of tea in Chinese culture. Tea drinking
gained popularity in the Song Dynasty and before long, teahouses
outnumbered restaurants ...
Written by Lydia, February 2013
With the winter solstice comes short days and cold temperatures, and in China, one of the most significant festivals of the year, the Dongzhi or Winter Solstice Festival. With the festival ushering ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, August 2012
A typical spectacle throughout Asia ,
dragon boat racing is as enthralling as it sounds, as dozens of racers
board these long boats and vie to see who is number one. Perhaps no
dragon boating ...
Guilin cuisine has
been strongly influenced over the centuries by the food of its
neighbouring provinces. Out of Canton, Sichuan, Hunan, Zhejiang,
Jiangxi, and Fujian cuisines, Cantonese and ...
Written by Shanghai Expert: Harris, China, December 2011
Chinese hairy crab (Da Zha Xie) is a seasonal delicacy found in rivers and lakes of the Yangtze Delta region during autumn. Late autumn being the best time for eating crabs in Shanghai . ...
Written by Lydia, March 2013
If you hop off the plane in Beijing or Shanghai expecting to munch on egg rolls and General Tso’s chicken, you’re in for a big surprise. Authentic Chinese cuisine is a far cry from the stuff labeled ...
Written by Emma, Australia, February 2012
Home to many different ethnic minorities, Guilin plays host to a number of colorful festivals and traditions which highlight their unique cultures. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken ...
Written by Lydia, November 2012
In a country as big as China
long distance transportation isn’t an option, it’s a requirement. When
flying becomes too expensive, riding China’s extensive rail network is
the next best thing. ...
Xiamen, the most popular destination among Chinese domestic tourists,
often gets overlooked by international travelers who are more familiar
with the big cities like Beijing , Shanghai or Xian ...
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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!