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China, Asia – Travel Guide

Explore This Travel Guide to China

China is one of the hottest destinations for travelers around the world.  And while visiting the “Middle Kingdom” is on many people’s wish lists, traveling to China is not always easy.

After having living, traveling, and working as an English teacher in China for over 18 months, we’ve become experts on exploring this country!

Interactive Map

Easily see where top destinations in China are located, and browse connected blog posts.

Travel Basics

Essential travel information about China, such as currency, transportation, climate & safety.

Recommendations

Major cities and regions of China that are worth a visit + our personal China travel advice, tips, and recommendations.

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Tools & Resources

Download travel planning resources / templates, and access booking tools for flights, hotels, and popular activities in China.

Top China Experiences

One of the fascinating things about China is that it spans far ends of the spectrum.  It’s a country steeped in history, yet modern mega-cities like Shanghai can look like they are from the future.  There are high-speed trains zig-zagging across the country, speeding past rural farming villages where people ride rickety bicycles on dirt roads…yet talking on iPhones.

Major cities like Beijing and Shanghai are typically on visitors “must do” lists.  But don’t overlook smaller cities, like Chengdu — where you will find some of the spiciest food you’ve every experienced and the most adorable pandas!

However, while many tourists flock to places like Xi’an to see the Terracotta Warriors and wait in long lines, more adventurous travelers can have an entirely different experience biking in Yangshuo and gazing up at the stunning karst mountain landscape.  One of the most stunning regions we visited was the Yunnan region, and hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge was incredible!

Being such a massive country, it’s difficult to do it all in one trip.  But we highly recommend mixing it up and trying some more unique places rather than the over-crowded touristy spots.  We guarantee you the local experience and friendly people will give you something truly memorable.

Downloadable Itineraries & Planning Templates

China Blog Posts

Things to do in Shanghai China & Travel Basics

Settled along the Yangtze River Delta and the Chinese coast, Shanghai sits as a shining gem of modern technology and Old World charm. Her name means “Upon-the-Sea” and that is exactly where she resides. Steeped in a proud history, this city now flourishes as a hub for...

18 Things We Will Miss About Living in Asia

It's hard to believe that it's been well over two years since we last stepped foot on US soil.  It's been quite a journey for us, and it's crazy to think about all we've done.  Camping next to waterfalls in New Zealand, taking part in Thai TV game shows, sleeping at...

How to Count in Chinese & Chinese Hand Numbers 1 – 10

China can be a difficult destination for travelers who don't speak or understand the language.  In fact, the language is probably the thing that travelers to China fear most.  However, one simple thing you can do to make your travels in China much easier is just...

Fascinating Festivals in China

China is full of beautiful and unique festivals.  Some are ancient and are closely tied to traditions, family, and religion, while others are modern and exciting.  Many festivals are for the local people, but luckily visitors to China can also experience many of these...

Goodbye China – You Will Forever Be in Our Hearts

Accomplishing any goal you set for yourself feels good.  But it's especially satisfying when it's a crazy and unconventional goal, like "hey let's quit our great jobs in the States to live and teach English in China!"  Now as we say goodbye to China, we realize that...

Kungfu Tea? Understand Chinese Tea Culture & Ceremony (Gongfu Cha)

Kungfu Tea anyone?  Tea is not just tea in China.  Chinese tea culture is rooted deep in tradition, family, respect...and daily life.  Coming from the States, I had limited knowledge of tea.  Although, I like tea and I've always been fascinated with the different...

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China Hotels – Explore Deals!

Our other go-to favorite hotel booking tool!  With one of the largest selections of accommodations from around the world (especially in Asia), we have found Agoda to be a great booking tool.

Not only is it user friendly and easy to filter, but we have found great deals!  Use the search box in the side bar to find hotels now, or use the button below to go to their site.

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