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Xu Xiake: the great Chinese traveler

A noted traveler and geographer of the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Xu Xiake, also named Hongzu (1587-1641), was born in today's Jiangyin of East China's Jiangsu Province. He studied the ancient classics as a small boy and learned to...

Frequently asked questions about Chinese Visa

1, Why do Chinese visas have different types and categories? A visa is the basis for the activities the holder may engage in while in China. In light of China’s laws and regulations, Consular Officers make the decision on what...

20 China Travel Tips

Exploring China can rattle even veteran travelers. And understandably so. It's a huge country with enough languages and dialects to leave even many native Chinese flummoxed at the thought of communicating away from home. But traveling away from the big cities isn't...
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10 Things that Will Shock You About China – Visit China

10 Things that Will SHOCK You About China - Visit China

China Tourist Visa

China issues two kinds of tourist visas to foreign travelers - a family visit visa and a tourist visa. A tourist visa refers to a visa which is issued to travelers from certain countries. A tourist visa is usually valid...

8 Mistakes That Will Put You in a Sea of Chinese Tourists

You’ve decided to visit China; how exciting! Ancient history, rich culture, and mouth-watering food awaits you. China can offer something that appeals to every visitor, but given the population and other tourists, the crowds can be an issue. After all,...

6 Smart Packing Tips to Travel Light in China

Packing requires practicality. When travelling, be it a day or a month, there is a tendency to pack more than what is needed. Some travelers are happy to check in a large case or two, and that’s okay. But if...

How to Save on a Trip to China

Whether you are a backpacker traveling on a shoestring, a family of lesser means, or a senior citizen trying to make your pension/savings stretch to cover that longed-for trip to China, there are many ways to cut China tour...
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Yading Nature Reserve, Daocheng

Honored as the “last pure land on our blue planet”, Daocheng Yading Nature Reserve was first introduced to the world when the famous American adventurer Joseph F. Rock published an article and photographs of Daocheng in the National Geographic...
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Nanxun Water Town — the Most Authentic and Tranquil Town

Established 750 years ago, the Nanxun Ancient Water Town developed during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD) into one of the richest towns in China. Silk was the product which brought enormous fortune to merchants in the town. With the...

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The Old Town of Shuhe

Chinese name: 束河古镇 (Shuhe Guzhen). Location: Lijiang City, Yunnan Province. Open time: 06:30-20:30. Entrance fee: CNY 70. How to get there: by bus No. 11 or by taxi. Best time for visit: All year round. Brief Introduction...
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