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Suzhou

May 23rd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

Suzhou (苏州市) is located in southern Jiangsu Province in the center of the Yangtze Delta. Shanghai lies to the south east and the Yangtze River to the north. The [...]

Zhouzhuang

May 23rd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

Zhouzhuang (周庄) is a town famous for its canals in Jiangsu province. It is located within the administrative area of Kunshan, 30 km southeast of the city centre of Suzhou, [...]

Xiamen

May 23rd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

Xiamen (厦门) (also called Amoy) and its surrounding countryside is known for its scenery and tree-lined beaches.  It is an island city with a rich and dramatic history, replete [...]

Wuhan

May 23rd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

Wuhan, abbreviated to “Han”, the capital of Hubei Province, is the largest city in Central China. Located on two rivers of the Yangtze (Changjiang), the second longest river in [...]

Tianjin

May 23rd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

First established under the Song Dynasty 960 A.D., Tianjin (天津) has been the economic lifeline to the capital city of Beijing. Located on the Hai River, it was an important [...]

Shenzhen

May 23rd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

Shenzhen (深圳) is located in the very south of Guangdong Province. Overlooking Hong Kong to the south and bordering Kowloon, this area is commonly referred to as Hong Kong’s “backyard”. [...]

Shanghai

May 23rd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

Loved as the Paris of the East or reviled as the Whore of the Orient,  Shanghai has had a chequered history.  China’s eastern coastal megalopolis of Shanghai (Hu for short), [...]

Sanya

May 23rd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

Sanya (三亚) is on the southernmost point of China, at the tip of Hainan island.   Known as "China’s Hawaii", Sanya has 20km long stretches of beaches. As the only [...]

Li River

May 23rd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

Guilin, Yangshuo and the Li River between them have an abundance of natural scenery hot spots and other tourist sites, and their mountains and rivers attract millions of domestic [...]

Guangzhou

May 23rd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

Guangzhou, often known as Canton, is the capital of southern China’s Guangdong Province. A major port city and commercial gateway to southern China, it has an extensive history of [...]

Qingdao

May 23rd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

Qingdao (青岛) also known as Tsingtao, is regarded by some Chinese as one of the most beautiful and clean cities in China. It is the largest city in Shandong Province. [...]

Nanning

May 23rd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

Nanning (南宁), the capital city of Guangxi Province, is not only the political, economic and cultural center of the province, but also plays an important role in the economic development [...]

Harbin

May 23rd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

Harbin (哈尔滨) (also seen as Ha’rbin or Haerbin) is the capital of Heilongjiang Province in Northeast China. Harbin hosts the Snow and Ice Festivals each winter. Historically, the city [...]

Hangzhou

May 22nd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

Hangzhou’s beautiful scenery has made it the wedding photo capital of China. The capital of Zhejiang Province, and located 45 minutes by high speed train from Shanghai, Hangzhou is centered [...]

Fuzhou

May 22nd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

Fuzhou (福州) is an old port city, Marco Polo visited it. In the 19th century, it exported more tea than any other Chinese port. Today, it is the provincial capital [...]

ChengDu

May 22nd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

Chengdu (成都) is the provincial capital and largest city of Sichuan Province.  Due to its agricultural wealth, Chengdu is sometimes called the “Land of Milk and Honey”. The Funan [...]

ChengDe

May 22nd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

ChengDe (承德) is an 18th-century imperial resort, about 250 km northeast of Beijing, also known as Jehol or “Rehe.” It was discovered by the early Qing emperor Kangxi in the [...]

Beijing

May 22nd, 2018|China, China Guide, Places|

Beijing’s long and illustrious history started some 500,000 years ago. It is here that the ancestors of modern Homo sapiens, Peking men, lived in caves. Records show that [...]

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