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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 Qiang peoples for centuries. Until 1975 this inaccessible area was little known. Extensive logging took place...
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Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie is a prefecture-level city in the northwestern part of Hunan province. The city itself was previously named Dayong (大庸), and has a recorded history dating back to 221 BC. The new name of Zhangjiajie City was adopted in 1994, after...
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The terracotta army

The terracotta army was discovered by accident in 1974 at Xian, in China, when local farmers digging a well broke into a pit containing 6000 life-size terracotta figures. Excavation in 1976 revealed two further pits both filled with terracotta...
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Huangshan Mountain

Huangshan  is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China. Vegetation on the range is thickest below 1,100 meters (3,600 ft), with trees growing up to the treeline at 1,800 meters (5,900 ft). The area is well known for its...

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...

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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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is located on China's south coast, 60 km (37 mi) east of Macau on the opposite side of the Pearl River Delta. It is surrounded by the South China Sea on the east, south, and west, and borders the...
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Macau

Macau is situated 60 kilometres (37 mi) southwest of Hong Kong and 145 kilometres (90 mi) from Guangzhou of Mainland China. It also has 41 kilometres (25 mi) of coastline, yet only 310 metres (1,000 ft) of land border with Guangdong of Mainland...
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Shanghai

Shanghai is the commercial and financial center of mainland China, and ranks 16th in the 2016 edition of the Global Financial Centres Index published by the Z/Yen Group and Qatar Financial Centre Authority. It was the largest and most prosperous...