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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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...

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,...
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10 Things that Will Shock You About China – Visit China

10 Things that Will SHOCK You About China - Visit China

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Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou (literally "Nine Village Valley") takes its name from the nine Tibetan villages along its length. The remote region was inhabited by various Tibetan and...
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