China Travel Guide

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  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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China Highlights

  • Pro
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    nepalgoods says…

     Beautiful old temples and impressive landscapes 

  • Con
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    mad4travel says…

     can be rather baffling. Pollution is terrible. 

  • In a nutshell
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     China is fantastic! 

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Beijing

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6338,15979,1352

Shanghai

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3079,8150,1205

Guangzhou

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979,2327,499

Xi'an

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1091,2978,270

Shenzhen

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481,1211,150

Chengdu

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617,1619,289

Nanjing

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489,1286,244

Hangzhou

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621,1839,463

Kunming

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607,1435,127

Zhuhai

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119,285,74

Yangshuo

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610,1706,75

Guilin

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473,1239,108

Lijiang

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566,1875,164

Dalian

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278,446,133

Jiuzhaigou

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257,870,27

Xiamen

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186,670,68

Harbin

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354,908,116

Wuhan

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168,520,245

Suzhou

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346,1113,222

Shenyang

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197,367,130

Chongqing

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223,751,204

Qingdao

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201,801,206

Huangshan

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123,330,48

Sanya

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98,324,162

Changsha

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77,309,203

Lhasa

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512,1369,65

Tianjin

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185,567,205

Luoyang

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157,520,48

Foshan

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40,104,92

Nanning

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76,336,60

Urumqi

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150,348,99

Zhangjiajie

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52,181,53

Ningbo

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40,61,228

Wuxi

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62,184,96

Changchun

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73,123,80

Dongguan

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17,55,196

Pingyao

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191,830,23

Zhengzhou

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24,45,136

Kaiping

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52,228,9

Dali

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224,729,49

Hohhot

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57,139,61

Changzhou

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24,89,4

Kashgar

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115,272,11

Nanchang

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39,122,81

Zhujiajiao

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24,95,0

Shenzhen

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15,46,279

Longsheng

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60,286,4

Pudong

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22,34,1

Hainan Dao

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61,65,0

Wuzhen

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30,119,0

Beijing

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Shanghai

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  • Nanjing Lu

    Shanghai Things to Do

    Nanjing Road, starts at the Bund in the east and ends in the west at the junction of Jing'an Temple and Yan'an West Street. Today it is a must-see metropolitan destination attracting thousands of fashion-seeking shoppers from all over the world. We started this shopping walk at the centre point, the tour guide point to the east wanted us to meet at...

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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

    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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Xi'an

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Shenzhen

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  • Window of the World

    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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  • Shenzhen CBD

    Shenzhen Things to Do

    Shenzhen CBD is a short form of the Shenzhen Central Business District. The development of the CBD is well planned based on the Chinese Feng Shui as I have seen in other Chinese Cities. The district is built south of Lianhuashan or Lian Hua Mountain (莲华山), where you can see the magnificent views of the city. Children's...

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Chengdu

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  • 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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  • Sheraton Lido Chengdu

    Chengdu Hotels

    8 days over the Chinese New Year in 2011. Location was great but that's about it. The hotel needs...

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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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  • Ming Tomb

    Nanjing Things to Do

    Stone Elephant Road is the first section of the sacred way, 615 meters long . This road comes along with six kinds of stone animals including horses, unicorns, elephants, camels, bear-eyed unicorns, and lions. They are carved out of whole pieces of stone in full relief with smooth lines, these animals are imposing in look and bold in style. They...

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  • Jinling Hotel Nanjing

    Nanjing Hotels

    I have stayed at this property twice in 2010, each time for business (2 nights each time). Overall,...

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  • Bus to Zhongshan Hill Scenic Area

    Nanjing Transportation

    Purple-Golden Mountain or Zijing Mountain consists of three main attractions, they are the following:1) Linggu Temple (East)2) Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum (Middle)3) Ming Xiaoling Tomb (West)Most visitors to Nanjing want to see all three attractions in one day. It is possible to do that if you have planned your time and transportation well. The most...

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Hangzhou

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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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  • 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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  • Xihu - The West Lake

    Hangzhou Things to Do

    The Xihu park is a very beautiful and big area to tour, but due to the over crowded of local visitors, we can only do a quick tour on board of the boat which is pre arrange in our tour package. The local souvenir traders moved quickly to surround us soon we arrived. As we are in a group tour, we have to obey the tour leader's guide and time and to...

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Kunming

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  • It's a slice of heaven for travelers

    Kunming Restaurants

    This cafe is a welcome hide-out spot on a pretty tree lined street for when you're needing a break from of China. The coffee is good and the cakes are made on the premises. There seemed to be a good selection of reasonably priced imported wines, some available by the glass. I had a pizza. the sauce and toppings, pork sausage, mushroom, onion jam...

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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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  • Airplane to Kunming

    Kunming Transportation

    A good way to reach Kunming is by airplane. From big cities, you have several flights daily and, if you book well in advance, you can buy a ticket for a very good price. I travelled from Shenzhen to Kunming with 40% off the normal fare.

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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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  • Zhuhai Charming Holiday Hotel

    Zhuhai Hotels

    Located very near to Gongbei Port and is linked to the famous Zhuhai underground shopping mall. The...

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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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Yangshuo

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  • The lake (?)

    Yangshuo Favorites

    I didn't find out if we were in a hotel by a public lake, or if the lake was part of the hotel. Anyway, the integration was perfect, composing one of the prettiest spots of the city. Lake, I said! But I saw the raft used at night with cormorants, preparing near the hotel. Now I think that it is really a natural or artificial bay in the river....

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  • Yangshuo Mountain Retreat

    Yangshuo Hotels

    Yangshuo Mountain Retreat is a wonderful, beautiful oasis of calm away from the hassle of Yangshuo...

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  • The real life

    Yangshuo Favorites

    Though carefully carried from beautiful urban development to beautiful rural display, we could have a side view of real rural life. It looks as hard as expected. China grows at two different speeds, and there are millions far behind the splendours of the progressive big cities.

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Guilin

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  • Selected sights

    Guilin Favorites

    In the fast developing cities, it's easy to loose the image of China. Big buildings, large avenues, compose quarters that could be...everywhere else in the world. However, here and there, even in the most transformed cities, it's possible to see the views that filled our imaginary. Fir Lake in Guilin is one of those places.

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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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  • Shopping

    Guilin Favorites

    I couldn’t see any difference between the ambiance and social conditions of Guilin, and any touristy city in the west. Modernity, mass consummation, expansive youth, safety in the streets, only one warning: pickpockets! Once again, as in most western cities… All the times that I separated some meters from Fernanda, a new kind girl offered to be my...

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Lijiang

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  • 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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Dalian

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  • Fusion Food & Cafe Bar Restaurant Check...

    Dalian Restaurants

    Taste of food is high in Dalian into. Settle in the interior of a retro atmosphere.Cook Chinese experience in Ireland.People in a friendly clerk at home also. I recommend that pasta and tiramisu.Italian friend had been very praised. Can eat pasta and delicious in Dalian is inspiring.

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  • Shangri-La Hotel Dalian

    Dalian Hotels

    As a business traveller I was impressed with many aspects of this hotel. The staff were excellent...

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  • Seaside Route

    Dalian Things to Do

    Not advisable in winter when it gets dark very quickly. The route curls uphill for quite a distance so unless you get to an early start, you may find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere in the dark cold night.Notwithstanding, it is a beautiful walk where you can enjoy the sea breeze and beautiful scenery. Excellent for a romantic day out.

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Jiuzhaigou

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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...