Foshan City of Foshan District, Guangdong Province, is located about 2 hours by bus from Shenzhen and 30 minutes from Guangzhou. You can also take the metro from Guangzhou to Foshan. Foshan is known for being large base to the ceramics industry and furniture industry but it’s also a city packed with culture, character plus scenic and historic sites. Read More.....» »
Chengdu of Sichuan Province China
Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province which is located in western China, bordering with Tibet. It's location actually makes it a great place to get started from, or base yourself in, if you are planing to visit Tibet, or the southwest region of China including such places as Leshan or Mt....
Shenzhen: Dongmen Pedestrian Street – A Mall of Shopping Malls
Here is another one of those traditional Chinese shopping districts that I've come to admire, they span for block after block, most of them have been operating for centuries, they're vibrant, teaming with life, and they're packed with keen sellers waiting to do deals. These traditional market...
Welcome to Lijiang of Yunnan Province
Lijiang, a small city by Chinese standards, is located in south west China and close to the Tibet border. The city is an extremely popular tourist destination due to its well preserved ancient buildings and it's ancient local culture. The main attraction in Lijiang is the area they...
Welcome to Nanjing [+ hotel and attraction map]
Nanjing is located in Jinagsu province of which it is the capital. It's a beautiful city, it's modern and has a progressive feel. It has a long history dating back as far to 472 BC, and has been the home of many of Chinas emporers thus giving the city a rich treasure trove of cultural relics and...
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Taking center stage on the city of Chengdu's attraction list is the 'Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding'. Its the largest and most successful breeding center being home to many pandas both young and old. Pandas are bred at the large park and along with being a popular tourist attraction, it...
Welcome to Shanghai China
My first introduction to Shanghai was similar to that of Beijing, another taxi driver that sees a foreigner as dollar signs. As I walked out of the Shanghai Station I walked straight up to the cab rank and was fortunate to find a couple of drivers who spoke english. I told them the hotel I was...
Leshan and the Giant Buddha
Leshan is a city located about two hours drive from Chengdu in Sichuan Province China. The star attraction of the city is the amazing Giant Buddha that's been carved out from the rock face siding the river. It's actually where three rivers meet being the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers. It...
Emei Shan – An intro to Mount Emei, Sichuan China
Mt. Emei, or Emei Shan (Shan meaning mountain) is located in Leshan City of Sichuan Province. It's one of China's Sacred Mountains featuring Buddhist temples and amazing scenery. In 1996 it was given World Heritage status by UNESCO. Standing at over 3000 meters the mountain features four...
Ya Show Clothing Market (Sanlitun Yashou Clothing Market) Beijing
Sanlitun Yashou Clothing Market is five floors of clothing and fashion (notice its name can sometimes be translated as Ya Show or Yashou or even Yaxui!). Including mens and womens clothes, suits, womens bags, luggage bags, leather goods, shoes and more. It's located right next door to Sanlitun...
The Great Wall (BaDaLing Section) Beijing
As the tour bus left the Ming Tombs the guide started talking about jade (an ornamental stone), and then tea, my eyes rolled into the back of my head....to explain; its quite common for tour services to take gullible foreigners to 'jade galleries' and tea houses featuring 'genuine green tea'...
Whats in Sanshui? A giant sleeping Buddha thats what! The small city is about an hour by train or bus from Guangzhou and the main attraction is the Forest Park which features scenic areas, a go kart track, Confucius Temple and Crocodile Park. Read More.....» »
Some time ago I remember seeing an ad on the English news channel here in China for the OYC Hotel and thought I’d love to check that out one day. The attention getting feature in the ad was the huge cave and hot spring located underneath the hotel, now we are in Zhaoqing for a couple of days, how could I miss checking it out. Read More.....» »
Located in Guangdong province, Zhaoqing, a small sceneic city featuring a wetland park and mountain nature reserve, makes fora great escape from the hectic and sprawling cities of Guangzhuo and Shenzhen. Craving for fresh air, and a reminder of nature, on the bus we went. Read More.....» »
This page is intended for those people who haven’t had the luxury of doing a beginners Chinese course before having to/or choosing to step onto a plane and head for China. The page includes survival phrases, tools, apps plus links to loads of free resources for learning Mandarin Chinese. Read More.....» »
China’s train network is extensive to say the least, with nearly every city and town connected via over 90,000 km or tracks. The size is set to grown with the Chinas continuing domestic growth, plus proposals for inter-continental lines that could extend from China into Russia, Germany and even to London and from China through south east Asia as far as Malaysia. Read More.....» »
This article sets out to explain a little about China’s currency, incredibly useful stuff if you’re travelling to China or buying from Chinese websites. Read More.....» »
Located on the coast of Southern China, Zhuhai offers visitors a laid back environment, sightseeing and a relaxing coastal escape. Zhuhai is quite popular with domestic holidaymakers, offering a nearby escape for residents of Southern regions, and also offering great value for those living in Macao, and even Hong Kong, who want to stretch there dollar further. Read More.....» »
Possibly one of the most beautiful cities in China, Fenghuang of Hunan Province features all the ancient charm of traditional Chinese architecture, a rich history and culture, all staged along either side of a beautiful river with lush green mountains as a backdrop. It’s otherworldly compared to China’s booming mega-cities. Read More.....» »
The city of Maanshan is located in Anhui Province alongside the Yangtze River and only 30kms from Wuhu and 40kms from Nanjing the capital of Jiangsu Province. The city is home to well over 1 million people. Read More.....» »
The Presidential Palace could be thought of as Nanjings version of the Forbidden City in Beijing with it once being home to emperors and political leaders. The palace was also the base for Dr Sat Yun Sen when he led the Kuomintang party to power in China. It was also the KMT’s headquarters from 1927 to 1949 from which it ruled the country until Mao Zhedong and the CCP took over control and declared Beijing as the capital. Read More.....» »
In 1937/38 Nanjing was witness to one of worlds haunting events, being the massacre of some 300000 people at the hands of invading forces. At that time Nanjing was the capital of China and Japanese forces had taken control of the city and during the first six to eight weeks of their occupation had performed indescribable atrocities. Read More.....» »
The Nanjing Museum is quite famous having had many exhibitions abroad and well known for holding some quite rare and valuable pieces of Chinas history, so, better take a look. Read More.....» »
A shopping market packed inside the historic buildings surrounding the Confucius Temple makes for a popular place to visit in Nanjing, be it night or day. Read More.....» »
Like many of Chinas ancient cities Nanjing was once a walled city. The walled city featured sever gates but the south gate is quite special for a number of reasons. One visible reason is that it looks more like a castle than a gate. Read More.....» »