Northern China Travel Tips
Experience the best of what Northern China has to offer. Come face-to-face with the magnificence of the Great Wall, learn the secrets of the Forbidden City and gaze across Heaven Lake.
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 ...
You can't miss a visit to the most perfectly preserved imperial garden. The Summer Palace has been inscribed on the World Heritage list by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural ...
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 ...
Written by Lydia, January 2013
Every winter since the 1980, the frigid city of Harbin in northern China has hosted one of the world’s most visually stunning holiday displays, the Harbin Ice Festival. A far cry from the ice swans ...
Written by Lydia, July 2012
isn’t typically a destination associated with beer drinking, but each
August, the coastal city of Qingdao plays host to the Qingdao
International Beer Festival, the largest of its kind in ...
China‘s mountains may not live up to the European Alps or the North American Rockies when it comes to snow sports, but that doesn’t mean skiers and boarders have to miss out on prime snow season due ...
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 ...
Written by Emma, Australia, July 2011
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
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 ...
Want to share your own recommendation?
Find Recommendations by Type
- Cultural Experience
- Good for Kids
- Good Place to Eat
- Good Views / Viewpoint
- Holy Place
- Monument - Historical
- Nature & Wildlife
- People Watching
- Pop Culture
- Religious Experience
- Ruin - Ancient
- Tip - General Travel
- Tip - Transport
- Tip - When to Go
- UNESCO Heritage Site
- Good Place to Drink
- Good Place to Shop
- Holiday Activity
- Must-Do Experience
- Off-the-Beaten Path
- Park / Garden
- Popular with Locals
- Shopping / Entertainment Center
- Ski & Snow
- Street / Avenue
- Tip - Suggested Itineraries
- Tip - What to See & Do
- Town / City
Doing what: Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing