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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

Chinese Holidays – Celebrations & Dates You Need to Know

If you are planning a trip to China anytime soon then you will need to know all of the Chinese Holidays. Not only is it critical to know these holiday dates if you are planning to visit China, but also if you are planning to visit other popular travel destinations...

There’s More To Do in Macau Than Just Casinos! Who Knew?!?!?

There are relatively few people who know about Macau and the one's who do know may not know there is more to do in Macau than just going to the casinos.  And if they do know about this tiny region in China just across the water from Hong Kong, the first thing...

VPN in China – No Google or Facebook without it

When we decided to come to China to live and work for a while, we knew that we were going to have some internet trouble and needed a VPN in China. For those of you who don't know, the Chinese government has quite the infrastructure in place to block websites and...

One Year on the Road – Josh’s Oh S#@! Moments

Another bus, another destination on this life-altering journey.  I have grown to love a good long bus trip though.  I sit writing this on my way to Hong Kong to meet Liz.  She had to do some visa stuff in Hong Kong for a week, so I'm heading down to visit; a rare and...

Remember the Time I Broke My Foot…in China!

Here I am in China, propped up on the hideous (yet surprisingly comfortable) green velour sofa in our apartment, overlooking our balcony and surrounding high-rise apartments.  The sofa cushions and pillows have been rearranged so that I can sit sideways, and elevate...

Must Have Travel Apps for China

As mentioned in our previous post about our favorite travel apps, technology has really helped to enhance our traveling experiences and here are some top travel apps for China.  And while we've had years of travel experience, we learned quickly that traveling in China...

Book Popular Activities in China Here!

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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