Tianjin Guide – Intro & Top Attractions

Tianjin Guide – Intro & Top Attractions


Tianjin (天津市) is a provincial-level administrative region under the direct administration of central government, one of the nine National Central Cities, and one of China’s mega-cities. The city has 16 districts under its jurisdiction, with a total area of ​​11916.85 square kilometers, a built-up area of ​​1007.91 square kilometers, a resident population of 15.5 million with an urban population of 12.9 million. read more

The Evolution of China’s High Speed Rail Network

The Evolution of China’s High Speed Rail Network

On August 1, 2008, China opened its first true high speed railway, the 120 km long Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway. By the end of 2019, around 11 years later, the operating mileage of China’s railways will reach more than 139,000 kilometers, of which 35,000 kilometers are high-speed rail, making it the largest rail network, and largest high speed rail network in the world. read more

Authentic Chinese Food: The Top 20 Foreigner Friendly Dishes

Authentic Chinese Food: The Top 20 Foreigner Friendly Dishes

Here is a list of super delicious dishes in China that can be found in most cities and that visitors to China will love at first bite.

For the new visitor, Chinese cuisine can seem a little intimidating and even altogether scary when not well understood, it can take a little while to adapt and for some, it may be a bridge too far. Dishes such as fried duck head (鸭头), fertilized eggs (活珠子), pigs blood jelly (血豆腐), or even steamed chicken feet (豉汁蒸凤爪) may turn off many a new visitors stomach. But, don’t fear, there are plenty of foreigner-friendly foods to start your China journey with. read more

The Signs of the Chinese Zodiac and What They Mean

The Signs of the Chinese Zodiac and What They Mean

Chinese zodiac (十二生肖), or Shēngxiào, is deeply ingrained in Chinese culture and folklore as a system of interpreting character traits and fortune-telling via animal characters connected to a time cycle on the traditional Chinese calendar. Your birthdate is matched to one of the twelve animals or zodiacs and it is believed that you will likely share the character traits they represent. In this basic sense, it shares similarities with the Western zodiac system and star signs. read more

Zhangjiajie & Wulingyuan Scenic Area – Travel Guide

Zhangjiajie & Wulingyuan Scenic Area – Travel Guide

Zhangjiajie (张家界市), a city located in Hunan Province, is famed for its mountainous regions featuring karst rock formations that were the inspiration for the scenes in the movie Avatar. Near to the city is the Wulingyuan Scenic Area featuring large-scale limestone karst landforms in the northern part of the scenic spot have been eroded and dissolved by the transition of hundreds of millions of years of rivers, forming spectacular landscapes and native wonders. read more

Mount Huangshan, Anhui – China’s Most Beautiful Mountain – Travel Guide

Mount Huangshan, Anhui – China’s Most Beautiful Mountain – Travel Guide

Huangshan, aka Yellow Mountain, is a famous scenic mountain located in southern Anhui Province. It features amazing scenery the exact liking to that in many famous Chinese paintings, along with rock formations, waterfalls, hot spring, and most famously its cloud viewing areas. It features 36 peaks with the main peak, Lotus Peak, being 1864 meters above sea level. read more

Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan – An Immense area of Ecological Wonder

Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan – An Immense area of Ecological Wonder

The Three Parallel Rivers originate in the Tibetan Plateau flowing from north to south for 170 kms to Yunnan Province crossing several mountains along the way. It consists of the Salween River (怒江 Nujiang River), the Mekong River (澜沧江 Lancang River) and the Yangtze (金沙江 Jinsha River) and its mountain ranges. It is a UNESCO World Heritage protected area. read more

Pingyao Ancient City of Shanxi Province – Travel Guide

Pingyao Ancient City of Shanxi Province – Travel Guide

Pingyao Ancient City is located in Shanxi Province with a history of more than 2700 years. It is the most complete ancient city in the Han nationality region of China. The city was founded on an existing settlement by Zhou Xuan Wang of the Zhou Dynasty sometime around 800 BC and during the Qing Dynasty, the city became the financial hub of ancient China containing more than half of the empire’s financial institutions from the 16th century right through to the late 19th century. read more

Mount Wuyi of Fujian – Travel Guide

Mount Wuyi of Fujian – Travel Guide

Wuyi Mountain, or Wuyishan, is a famous scenic tourist area and summer resort in China. It is located at the junction of Jiangxi and the northwestern provinces of Fujian. The northern section of the Wuyi Mountains has a total area of ​​999.75 square kilometers. It is a typical Danxia landform with its tallest peak being Mt. Huangguang at 2,158 meters (7,080 feet) and is one of the first national key scenic spots. read more