China Travel Guide

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Beijing

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6457,16184,1356

Shanghai

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3162,8241,1208

Guangzhou

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978,2330,500

Xi'an

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1094,2997,270

Shenzhen

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482,1216,152

Harbin

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356,911,116

Chengdu

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619,1634,289

Nanjing

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491,1297,244

Hangzhou

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623,1847,464

Kunming

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611,1460,127

Zhuhai

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119,285,74

Xiamen

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186,670,68

Wuhan

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168,520,245

Guilin

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476,1244,108

Lijiang

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566,1879,164

Dalian

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281,454,133

Shenyang

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197,367,131

Suzhou

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347,1117,222

Jiuzhaigou

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257,870,27

Tianjin

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186,571,205

Qingdao

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203,806,207

Chongqing

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228,768,205

Sanya

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98,324,162

Changsha

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78,315,203

Yangshuo

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610,1707,75

Nanning

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76,336,60

Huangshan

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123,330,48

Lhasa

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512,1369,65

Ningbo

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40,61,229

Changchun

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74,125,80

Urumqi

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150,348,99

Luoyang

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158,521,48

Foshan

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40,104,92

Kashgar

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115,272,12

Wuxi

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62,186,96

Pingyao

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191,830,23

Zhengzhou

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25,45,136

Dali

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224,734,49

Nanchang

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40,125,82

Zhangjiajie

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52,181,54

Kaiping

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53,228,9

Zhongshan

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23,52,56

Changzhou

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24,89,4

Zhongdian

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116,264,0

Quanzhou

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48,115,26

Hohhot

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57,139,61

Dongguan

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17,55,196

Hainan Dao

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61,65,0

Zhangjiagang

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14,46,0

Wuzhen

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30,119,0

Beijing

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Shanghai

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  • The Bund

    Shanghai Things to Do

    spectacular night views of the Bund seen from the Huangpu River Night Cruise where you would see the dazzling lights that illuminate the 26 historic buidlings of the Bund. The Bund (also known as an embankment or a quay) is the most famous Attraction of Shanghai and it represents the City as a Major International Trading Port since the 18th...

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  • Peace Hotel Shanghai

    Shanghai Hotels

    The Hotel is truely a mixture of ancient and modern decore built in a Gothic Style, it once was...

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  • Cloud 9 Sky Lounge

    4 out of 5 stars

    Shanghai Restaurants

    Cloud 9 is located at the 87th floor of Grand Hyatt Shanghai. It is a great place to enjoy the skycrapers at Pudong area with a seat enjoying the music and the drink. Although the drink is quite expensive, it might still be an option to stay comparing the expensive entrance fee of the other observatory at Shanghai.

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Guangzhou

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  • Six Banyan Temple

    4 out of 5 stars

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    Liu Rong Si is a cool little temple that is definitely visit-worthy. The immediate block surrounding the temple is full of stores selling Buddhist regalia and incense, and has a laid-back vibe to it. Entrance is cheap and if you want to take part in the Buddhist tradition, you can grab free incense near the entrance and burn some sticks for...

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  • The Garden Hotel Guangzhou

    Guangzhou Hotels

    My friend and I just checked into this hotel. The rooms we received are terrible with stained...

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  • Guangzhou Restaurant

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Guangzhou Restaurants

    There are many halal restaurants in Guangzhou. But I especially like the Bosporus Restaurant on Jianshe 6 Malu. Very popular, the restaurant is full whenever I go there. The staff is polite and professional. Especially their kebab meat, it is very good quality, really fresh. I eat this every time, but also the other dishes are good. Prices are...

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Xi'an

See all 1094 Xi'an Tips
  • Terracotta Army

    Xi'an Things to Do

    Qin Terra Cotta Warriors are one of China’s rare historical relics excavated today and enjoy the fame of the world. They were crafted 2,200 years ago during the Qing Dynasty and can now be viewed inside some parts of Emperor Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum. Most of the works are soldier and horse figures. In the spring of 1974, when some peasants were...

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  • Sofitel Xian On Renmin Square

    Xi'an Hotels

    Chinese New Year 2010 - 4 nights Centrally located with good sized, nicely appointed rooms. When we...

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  • Jia San

    4 out of 5 stars

    Xi'an Restaurants

    A famous local type of soup dumpling (baozi), the Jia San bao, can be eaten here at this restaurant in the Muslim Quarters. The filling is made of lamb and contains soup. Very delicious and a must-eat while you are in Xi'an. Lamb soup dumplings

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Shenzhen

See all 482 Shenzhen Tips
  • Window of the World

    4 out of 5 stars

    Shenzhen Things to Do

    My wife waited in line for an hour to be turned away at the door of a ride because she wasn't allowed to bring her purse, even though all the other women who entered the ride had purses, and nowhere was this rule written. Not only that, I walked over to hold her purse for her, which took about 45 seconds, and that was already too late. She wasn't...

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  • Intercontinental Shenzhen

    Shenzhen Hotels

    New, lux hotel, Nice bath room Corporate rate is CNY 650 + 15% service charge, on Jan 2014

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  • Best & biggest pizza in Shenzhen, by the...

    Shenzhen Restaurants

    Warehouse serves fresh made New York style pizza by the slice or up to 30 inches, pasta, salads, beers. It might take a while at rush hours as they cook everything on the spot, but well worth it. I've tried Warehouse pizza delivery too and at least for now they deliver almost anywhere in Shenzhen. Classic Pepperoni pizza slice, 30rmb a slice and...

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Harbin

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Chengdu

See all 619 Chengdu Tips
  • Pandas

    Chengdu Things to Do

    Panda Breeding and Research Center 6 miles from the center of Chengdu was much more than I thought it would be as a person that is not big on zoos. The captive breeding population is around 85 I was told. It really is an absolute "world-class research facility, conservation education center, and international educational tourism destination." The...

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  • BuddhaZen Hotel

    Chengdu Hotels

    Very nice hotel with a traditional feel in good location, located in an interesting neighborhood. We...

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  • Leshan Grand Buddha

    Chengdu Off The Beaten Path

    Leshan is located about 120km south of Chengdu and is easily reached by bus, which takes about 2 hours. Leshan is famous for one thing - the world's largest Buddha. Known as Dafo, he sits at the confluence of three rivers, namely, Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River. His measurements are staggering. He is 71 meters (about 233 feet) high, and...

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Nanjing

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Hangzhou

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  • Buy Chopsticks

    Hangzhou Shopping

    They had an excellent collection of chopsticks, from 10 yuan to 1000 yuan. They were beautidul and richly decorated. chopsticks prices are fixed

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  • Four Seasons Hangzhou West Lake

    Hangzhou Hotels

    I did not only find the staff of this hotel outstanding, but everything around it. The location is...

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  • Yue Wang Temple

    Hangzhou Things to Do

    Yue Fei was a loyalty general to his emperor. Hangzhou people built the temple by the bank of the West Lake to worship and pay respect to Yue Fei. In the compound there are QingKuai ( bad and evil person ) husband and wife kneeling statues in the cage, Chinese who knew the story would sometime spitting to them.

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Kunming

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  • Yunnan Nationalities Village

    Kunming Things to Do

    Okay - the village is undeniably touristy, BUT it does provide a pretty unique opportunity to begin to explore the many different minorities that make up China's Yunnan province. More than 25 individual minority groups are represented, with the village helping to keep some ancient traditions alive. The 'villagers' are chosen youth from the relevant...

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  • Green Lake Hotel

    Kunming Hotels

    Made the reservation over the phone when on the bus from Xinjie to Kunming - I had wanted to stay...

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  • The border between Yunnan and Vietnam

    Kunming Things to Do

    In another journey (in the year 2013) I entered Kunming, in Yunnan, China, coming from Lao Cai, in Vietnam.That border in Hekou at is very easy and the customs agents are friednly and did not ask me any ticket out of the country or a voucher of a hotel. The Chinese bus station is a little far from downtown Hekou and you have direct buses to...

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Zhuhai

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  • Shihua Shan, a (small) mountain in the...

    Zhuhai Off The Beaten Path

    Very close to some of my other tips in Zhuhai, on Shihua Dong Lu, is the entrance to Shihua Shan, or Shihua hill/mountain. A small climb this one, paved all the way, is a perfect morning walk if your hotel is nearby, or stop at the Backerei cafe before or after. Shihua Shan is really clean and well maintained with several sections designed for...

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  • Popoko Hotel

    Zhuhai Hotels

    As we enter the hotel on my right side I saw a big display cabinet selling assorted things like...

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  • The Guangdong Greenway

    Zhuhai Transportation

    The Zhuhai section of the Greenway is a project several years into development (which means there are no cranes or diggers to deal with!). More than 300km of bicycle paths connect several cities across Guangdong Province and many of Zhuhai's tourist sites and seems an ideal way of getting around. All the transport options in Zhuhai seemed to...

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Xiamen

See all 186 Xiamen Tips
  • Live music and nightclubs in Xiamen

    Xiamen Nightlife

    If you are looking for live music with food and your favourite tipple then head to Hai Wan gong yuan whilst you are in Xiamen. Located at the sea front and overlooking Hai Cang on the mainland it is a great place to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. At one end is the Me & You 2 bar serving draft beers along with pretty good pizza's and a live...

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  • Pan Pacific Xiamen

    Xiamen Hotels

    Wonderful Sofitel comfort in beautiful Xiamen. Services excellent. Room service good. Nice and...

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  • Bar Street

    Xiamen Nightlife

    Guan Ren Lu is the main go-to bar street in Xiamen, and the oldest (ask a taxi driver to take you to "Marco Polo" and the bars are behind the hotel). The first bar on the street was the Orient bar and is still open for business and serves Tiger and Murphys on draft as well as the usual array of bottled beers and spirits. The Londoner was the second...

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Wuhan

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  • Yellow Crane Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Wuhan Things to Do

    Originally constructed in 223, after being destroyed and rebuilt repeatedly throughtout history by fires and war, the current structure was built quite recently in 1985. It is still quite beautiful and many famous poems have been written about the tower, and the top of the tower from 1868 remains. It is considered to be one of China's top four...

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  • Holiday Inn Wuhan - Riverside

    Wuhan Hotels

    Holiday Inn Riverside Wuhan is located at the heart of city a few minutes away from the shopping and...

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  • Walk along Chang Jiang river bank

    Wuhan Things to Do

    In the morning, it's very nice to walk along the river. You can see many locals doing morning exercises, some people flying kites, and enjoy the morning fresh air. I went there just before summer so the weather was good, not too sure how will it be in winter though.

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Guilin

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  • Elephant's trunk

    Guilin Things to Do

    The top highlight of Guilin was almost a deception. A hole in the rock, a collection of tales, and... that's all. Not particularly remarkable nor nice. The best of it, was... the people around it. Some funny details, a cool garden, good sight of the river, and it's done.

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  • Sheraton Guilin Hotel

    Guilin Hotels

    The Welcome at the Sheraton was underwhelming because the staff were not particularly polite. The...

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  • Yangti

    Guilin Things to Do

    Descending Li river, you may receive a well detailed map, that gives a name to almost all the geological formations in the banks, and to some villages hidden in the green of the trees.Yangti is one of those names, meaning... nothing. We may see one or two roofs, maybe a child by the river, but it's hard to imagine the whole village that stands...

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Lijiang

See all 566 Lijiang Tips
  • Local Ecotourism!!

    Lijiang Things to Do

    Do ecotourism in Lijiang!! Have a great experience of the local culture, visit small villages and stunning landscapes and meanwhile support the local communities! Have a look at Xintuo ecotourism' website. They do amazing trips and know the most hidden and awsome places!!

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  • Guanfang Hotel (Qidian)

    Lijiang Hotels

    exellent hotel in lijiang especcilly the villa rooms. 5 minutes from the old town, rmb 10 by taxi....

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  • Lion Hill Park

    Lijiang Things to Do

    Walk up to the Lion Hill and then go to Wangdu Tower. You will see both side of Lijiang, the old one and newer one.A path begins from the side of the Waterwheel monument. There are some signs on route, but there are quite small. So go just uphill and don't go right from only corner where you might get lost (look sign to left). After a ticket gate...

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Much different from all the other places in the world to travel China offers a sturdy culture and plenty to do. You can visit the Great Wall of China, the ancient Forbidden City and Summer Palace in...