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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.


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


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

How I Found the Best Job Teaching English in China – at First Leap

How I Found the Best Job Teaching English in China – at First Leap

After several months of traveling around Hawaii, Thailand, and a surprise visit to New Zealand; we found ourselves in Chiang Mai, Thailand ready to search out a job teaching English in China.  There are many ways to find a job teaching English in China, luckily most...

Why Teach English in China

Why Teach English in China

By now, most of us have heard of people traveling and teaching abroad.  But in recent years, we had heard a lot about traveling to China to teach English.  The more that we looked into it, the more we found reasons why to teach English in China was a great idea -- for...

Layovers Can Be a Good Thing!  The 72 Hour China Transit Visa

Layovers Can Be a Good Thing! The 72 Hour China Transit Visa

When it comes to mainstream travel destinations, China is still a relative newcomer.  Even as the country becomes more and more popular for travelers, China still has a number of hoops to jump through in order to get an entry visa.  But for those travelers who are...

How to Travel Between Hong Kong and Mainland China

How to Travel Between Hong Kong and Mainland China

Many people are surprised to realize just how close the main city of Hong Kong is to the mainland border of China.  In fact, you can go from Central Hong Kong to the border of the mainland in roughly a half hour. Adding to the convenience are the transportation...

How to Get a Visa for China

How to Get a Visa for China

Oh China, this once mysterious and isolated country is now one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.  China has only had its doors open to foreign tourists for a small amount of time, and there are still many restrictions for people who want to visit....

My One Week in Beijing, China “cough, cough” (Literally…)

My One Week in Beijing, China “cough, cough” (Literally…)

Getting more settled into our new lives here in China has been great. We have made wonderful friends, and honestly, they feel more like family.  I am loving my job as an English teacher in Guangzhou, loving the people I work with, and of course loving my students!  My...

Our First Week Living in China

Our First Week Living in China

Well we are here. Sitting in our 6th floor apartment, listening to the Chinese aerobics instructor in the nearby park shouting out different exercises (we think) on the microphone and hearing music pumping in the background.  Yes, we can hear this from our apartment. ...

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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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