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Anyang LinZhou 1 Bama 1 Beihai 10 Beijing 126 Changsha 5 Chengde 3 Chengdu 38 Chongqing 18 Dali 63 Dali Shaxi 4 Dalian 12 Danba 1 Daocheng 3 Datong 2 Dege 1 Dengfeng 1 Dengfeng Shaolin Temple 5 Diqing 1 Dunhuang 7 Enshi 1 Fenghuang 3 Fenghuang-Phoenix County 4 Fenghuangxian 1 Foshan 1 Four Girls Mountains 3 Fuzhou 1 Guangzhou 51 Guilin 33 Guiyang 3 Guizhou 1 Haikou 5 Hailuogou 2 Hangzhou 33 Harbin 10 Hefei 1 Hengdian 1 Hengshan 1 Hohhot 3 Huangshan 23 Huizhou 1 Hulunbuir 2 Jianshui 3 Jiaozuo 1 Jiayuguan 1 Jilin City 1 Jinan 1 Jingdezhen 1 Jingzhou 1 Jiuzhaigou 16 Kaifeng 2 Kaili 1 Kang Ding 5 Kashgar 5 Kunming 15 Kunshan 2 Lake Kokonor 1 Langmusi 1 Langzhong 1 Lanzhou 4 Lhasa 4 Libo 1 Lijiang 45 Lijiang City 1 Longsheng 10 Lugu Lake 6 Luoyang 8 Lushui 1 Maerkang 1 Manzhouli 1 Moganshan 2 Mohe 1 Mount Emei 4 Mount Sanqing 1 Nanchang 2 Nanjing 8 Nanning 5 Ningbo 2 Pingyao 9 Qingdao 21 Qionghai 1 Quanzhou 4 Qufu 1 Rizhao 1 Sanya 33 Shanghai 40 Shanghai Zhujiajiao 2 Shangri-La 22 Shaoguan Danxia Mountain 3 Shaoxing 3 Shenyang 2 Shenzhen 22 Shigatse 1 Shijiazhuang 1 ShuangLangXiang 1 Songpan 2 Suzhou 13 Tai'an 2 Tengchong 4 Tianjin 4 Turpan 3 Urumqi 3 Weihai 2 Wudangshan 5 Wuhan 3 Wutaishan 2 Wuxi 1 Wuyuan 5 Xi'an 35 Xiahe 1 Xiamen 28 Xichang 2 Xijiang 4 Xingping 3 Xining 7 Xishuangbanna 9 Xitang 4 Yabuli 1 Yangshuo 61 Yangzhou 2 Yanji 1 Yantai 3 Yichang 3 Yinchuan 1 Yongding 2 Yuanyang 7 Yuncheng 1 Yunnan 1 Zhangjiajie 17 Zhangmu 1 Zhangye 2 Zhangzhou 1 Zhanjiang 1 Zhaoqing 1 Zhengzhou 2 Zhenjiang 1 Zhongwei 1 Zhoushan 1 Zhouzhuang 1 Zhuhai 10

China Travel Tips & Suggestions

Shanghai is like any big city and it feels too Western. The old city and Yuyuan Gardens is touristy but beautiful and the area across the water from the Bund is beautiful. There is not much to do here, so after three days I was ready to move on.
The Terracotta Army and the walled city are fantastic, inside the walls are old markets which are fun, but two days max is enough for Xi'an. Outside the walls are dreary houses and factories. Other downers are the taxi drivers who refuse to use meters, just get out of the cab, the beggars which to a Westerner are very …
The old town is a must place to see. Go to Shangri-La.
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Hangzhou is an absolutely beautiful city. I took it as a 4 day trip out of Shanghai where I was studying and fell in love.
For Tianmen Mountain, Zhangjiajie is a fine location. For the rest of what you'd go to Zhangjiajie for (Golden Whip Stream nature hike; Yellow Dragon Caves; Baofeng Lake; and of course the Avatar-movie-type mountains, including "Hallelujah Mountain," stay in Wulingyuan. This is China, so don't expect Western standards …
Wudang Shan (Wudang Mountain), the famous Taoist mountain, is close to Wuhan. Xiang Fan is a cool stopover to get to the mountain, about an hour away.
I love Beijing! The air quality is terrible, the traffic is a nightmare, and all of the tourist sights are crowded, but I still love Beijing because there is so much to see and do. Locals are very friendly, but make sure you bring a Mandarin phrase book. I easily spent six days here.
Guangzhou, a chaotic city in China, is the capital of the province of Guangdong. Canton City (as it's also known) is one of the biggest and most important cities in China, recognized for streets with flashing neons and crowds of people, and also for its modern areas. Guangzhou is also known for being the city in China …
As the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Urumqi is a fast-developing Chinese city, with unique characteristics. The starting point for most Xinjiang journeys, Urumqi is the necessary hub for onward travel to Turpan, Kashgar, or the Kanas National Park. Whether you’re waiting for the next train to …
Zhangjiajie can be a bit of a mouthful, but don’t worry -- your jaw will likely be dropped for most of your visit here, thanks to the sights. Zhangjiajie is the access point to the karst peaks of Wulingyuan, one of the most unique and majestic natural sights not only in Hunan, but in China. Choosing your Zhangjiajie …
Shangri-La is a small town in the Yunnan province in southwest China, but usually this name refers to a broader area in the mountains. Formerly, Shangri-La town was known as Zhong Dian, so once you arrive you will find plenty of references to this. Shangri-La is the place where you start to feel a taste of Tibet and …
Bouncing along the dirt road in a tiny bus stuffed with big bags of rice, packages, babies on knees, sweaty boys, and big-hatted ladies, you will feel the excitement of venturing slightly off the tourist track and into the calmer, more rural side of China that is Xingping. Xingping is a quaint yet beautiful town …
Daocheng is a small town, in Sichuan province, in the southwest of China. At first sight, Daocheng doesn't seem like a really interesting town and you would hardly want to stop here, but the location of this town makes it a privileged place for those who want to go the Yading Nature Reserve. Probably you will have to …
Changsha is the capital and transportation hub of Hunan. Whether you’re visiting Zhangjiajie or Fenghuang, Changsha is the necessary hub to recuperate from your long train journey, or wait for the next bus onward to Guilin. Regardless, take the time to explore Changsha, one of China’s fastest growing and most historic …
Guilin is an amazing and charming city in the province of Guangxi, in the south area of China. It is probably considered one of the most interesting cities in China, and the crowds of tourists will prove it. Even if you don't appreciate big crowds, the beauty of the city and the surrounds are really worth a visit. …
Chengdu is the main city in Sichuan, it is usually considered a hub to many of the tourist attractions both far (Tibet) and near (the giant Buddha of Leeshan, the dinosaur museum, or the panda center). All of these destinations are offered as organized tours by the numerous Chengdu hostels. It is very convenient to use …
Kunming is the main city in the Yunnan province, a city with only a few things in common with other cities in China. First, be prepared for a better air quality in the city -- the pollution is nothing compared to the other main cities in China; and second, Kunming is known as the “Spring City,” with a constant climate …
Nanning is a quiet city in the province of Guangxi, in the south part of China. Nanning is well known with tourists as an ideal place to enter or leave Vietnam, so if you are planing a visit to this amazing country, Nanning is the perfect stop in between. Local travel agencies can easily arrange for you the Vietnam …
Turpan is sizzling -- and no, we're not referring to a bustling club scene. Turpan is the second-lowest point on earth, and without question, a "hot" highlight of any Xinjiang journey! An easy two-and-a-half hours from Urumqi, Turpan is a fantastic place to get a real taste of Xinjiang’s vibrant Uyghur culture. A …