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Anyang LinZhou 1 Bama 1 Beihai 10 Beijing 125 Changsha 5 Chengde 3 Chengdu 41 Chongqing 17 Dali 65 Dali Shaxi 4 Dalian 12 Danba 1 Daocheng 3 Datong 2 Dege 1 Dengfeng 2 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 50 Guilin 34 Guiyang 3 Guizhou 1 Haikou 5 Hailuogou 2 Hangzhou 34 Harbin 9 Hefei 1 Hengdian 1 Hengshan 1 Hohhot 3 Huangshan 23 Huizhou 1 Hulunbuir 2 Jianshui 3 Jiaozuo 1 Jiaxing 1 Jiayuguan 1 Jilin City 1 Jinan 1 Jingdezhen 1 Jingzhou 1 Jiuzhaigou 17 Kaifeng 2 Kaili 1 Kang Ding 5 Kashgar 5 Kunming 15 Kunshan 2 Lake Kokonor 1 Langmusi 1 Langzhong 1 Lanzhou 4 Lhasa 5 Libo 1 Lijiang 45 Lijiang City 1 Longsheng 10 Lugu Lake 7 Luoyang 8 Lushui 1 Maerkang 1 Manzhouli 1 Moganshan 2 Mohe 1 Mount Emei 4 Mount Sanqing 1 Nanchang 2 Nanjing 8 Nanning 6 Ningbo 2 Pingyao 9 Qingdao 21 Qionghai 1 Quanzhou 4 Qufu 1 Rizhao 1 Sanya 34 Shanghai 40 Shanghai Zhujiajiao 2 Shangri-La 24 Shaoguan Danxia Mountain 3 Shaoxing 3 Shenyang 2 Shenzhen 20 Shigatse 1 Shijiazhuang 1 ShuangLangXiang 1 Songpan 2 Suzhou 13 Tai'an 2 Tengchong 4 Tianjin 4 Turpan 3 Urumqi 3 Weihai 2 Wudangshan 6 Wuhan 3 Wutaishan 2 Wuxi 1 Wuyuan 5 Xi'an 35 Xiahe 1 Xiamen 28 Xichang 2 Xijiang 4 Xingping 3 Xining 7 Xishuangbanna 8 Xitang 4 Yabuli 1 Yangshuo 64 Yangzhou 3 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

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.
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 …
The old town is a must place to see. Go to Shangri-La.
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 …
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.
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.
I live in Chengdu, so if you're looking for a cool party or exhibition check out the noncommercial platypusmusic.cn website.
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 …
Hohhot is a strange place in that it is very touristy but it's not an easy place to be a tourist (unless maybe you speak Mongolian and have a vehicle). The city itself, the capital of Inner Mongolia, is typical of China although cleaner and of a more comfortable size than many Chinese big cities. If you are coming from …
Fenghuang (named after the mythological bird which is often associated with the Western phoenix), is a small county located in the Xiangxi Prefecture of the Hunan Province of China. Fenghuang is chiefly known for being an historic site, known for its authentic period structures, roadways, and architectural marvels, …
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 …
Huangshan is an amazing place in the province of Anhui, on the eastern part of China. Climbing Huangshan is considered one of the main attractions in the whole of China, because of its stunning and breathtaking scenery. The best time to visit Huangshan is in autumn, but the weather can be very unpredictable, so try to …
Dali is a lovely town in southwest China in the Yunnan province. This town used to be one of the backpackers' sanctuaries in China, and although it hasn't lost its magic, is getting more touristic and crowded. Anyway, you won't be disappointed with the town and the surroundings. You have the mountains and the mystic …
Historically, Kashgar was an important stopover for the merchants traveling along the Karakorum Highway from Europe to China, and the abundance of markets still speaks for itself -- Kashgar is a global crossroads for the travelers and tradesmen who come from Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, or mainland …
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 …
Guiyang, China, is a bustling city in the country's southwestern region, famous for its spicy food and the surrounding Karst landscape. This spectacular city is traveled less often by tourists, which gives it a special feel and lets everyone appreciate the true culture. Although the hostels in Guiyang, China, are few …
Shenzhen is where China started the process of become a manufacturing giant. The government first allowed extreme foreign investment in this "special economic zone." The city continues to boom and is very much the workshop to the world. The city now has an ever growing metro (subway) easing transportation, although …
Yinchuan is a far-flung Chinese city on the edge of the Gobi Desert. The city is a huge regional hub for Ningxia Province, with a busy city center, university, and good transportation. There's a big square centered around a Mao portrait, shopping galore, fancy mosques, historic sites like a very old gate, and a lively …
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 …