China / People’s Republic of China.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Chinese civilization is one of the major civilizations in this world. China’s attractions are endless and you will never run out of things to see. Especially near the coastal areas, when finished with one city, the next one is usually just a short train ride away.

Whether you are a history buff, a nature lover or someone who just wants to relax on a nice beach, China has it all from the majestic *Forbidden City (map) in Beijing, to the breathtaking scenery of *Jiuzhaigou (map).

Also сheck оut мore info: How to Deal with Culture Shock in China More Easily (chinahighlights.com)

Even if you live in China for many years, you’ll find that there’s always something new to discover in another part of the country.

China observes two week-long holidays during the year, called *Golden Weeks. During these weeks, around Chinese New Year (late January to mid-February) and National Day (1 October), hundreds of millions of migrant workers return home and millions of other Chinese travel within the country (but many in the service sector stay behind, enjoying extra pay).

The gumdrop mountains and steeply sloping forested hills with incredible rock formations favored by traditional Chinese artists are not creative fantasy. The most famous example can be found in the Stone Forest (石林 Shílín, map) near Kunming in *Yunnan.

Some of the most famous tourist areas in China feature spectacular karst landscapes — Guilin (map) and *Yangshuo (map) in *Guangxi. *Zhangjiajie (map) in Hunan – it is significant for its proximity to *Tianmen Mountain and *Wulingyuan, and much of central and western *Guizhou province (map).

Some itineraries cover trips that are entirely within China (wikivoyage): Along the Yangtze river / Along the Yellow river / Along the Grand Canal / Around Erhai Lake by electric scooter / Hong Kong to Kunming overland / Long March / Overland to Tibet / Qinghai–Tibet railway / Yunnan tourist trail

Many foreign apps such as Google Maps and Apple Maps do not work in China, and tend to have patchy coverage and data quality even if accessed via VPN. Moreover, China uses its own coordinate system, which sometimes causes problems when using foreign map apps.

The most common direction-finding app used by the Chinese themselves is Baidu Maps, though it is only available in Chinese. Alternative methods include other map apps based on OpenStreetMap data or renting a local GPS.

 

Thematic collection.

Plan your visit according to your interests.

Tiqets is an online booking platform for museums and attractions that connects travelers worldwide with more ways to experience culture.

China is a vast country with a rich cultural and historical heritage, diverse natural landscapes, and modern cities. AAAAA (5A) is awarded to the most important and best-maintained tourist attractions in the China, given the highest level in the rating categories used by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. As of 2020, there are 279 tourist attractions listed as 5A ⇒ AAAAA Tourist Attractions of China (wiki).

Cultural and Historical Sites: China is home to many cultural and historical sites that attract tourists from all over the world. The Great Wall of China, the Terracotta Army in Xi’an (map), the Forbidden City in Beijing (map), and the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang (map) are some of the most popular tourist destinations.

Natural Landscapes: China has a diverse range of natural landscapes, including mountains, rivers, deserts, and forests. Some of the most popular natural attractions include the Yellow Mountains, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Jiuzhaigou National Park, and the Li River.

Modern Cities: China’s modern cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen, are vibrant and dynamic destinations that offer visitors a taste of China’s contemporary culture and lifestyle. These cities are home to world-class museums, shopping malls, and entertainment venues.

Public Transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in China.

BAOLAU.com – transportation network in Asia includes flights, trains, buses and ferries.

The most common direction-finding app used by the Chinese themselves is Baidu Maps, though it is only available in Chinese. Amap is effectively the Citymapper for the whole of China.

⇒ Also сheck оut мore info: TransportationTips for Your China Train Trip (chinahighlights.com)

BUS: A coach or bus in rural China is a different experience. City buses vary from city to city. However, if you can understand the bus routes then they are cheap and go almost everywhere.

TRAIN: Train travel is the main method of long-distance transportation for the Chinese, with an extensive network of routes covering most of the country. >> seat61.com  (*Rail travel in China)

AIRPORT: The main international gateways to mainland China are Beijing (Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing Daxing International Airport), Shanghai (Shanghai Pudong International Airport) and Guangzhou (Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport).

China Travel Guide and Tips.

To wrap up our China travel series, we’re sharing our top China travel tips! We’ve broken down things to know before going to China into the following 4 categories:

  • General
  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Culture

When traveling to any foreign country especially for the first time, it’s a good idea to get travel tips so you aren’t caught in a bind when you get there – especially in a country like China where government rules and regulations are pretty tight and getting around isn’t so straight forward especially if you can’t speak/read Chinese.

⇒ video source: Peter and Yen / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

The documents you are to prepare before submission of visa application. Guidelines for Visa Applications. Visa Service Center.

chinahighlights.com

China Highlights is one of the best China tour companies. The website has a lot of useful information about China.

Baidu Maps.

It is one of the most popular digital mapping services in China. Public transportation directions for major cities in China.

China Culture is an official website of the Chinese government that provides information on Chinese culture and arts. It offers articles, videos, and images on topics such as history, literature, calligraphy, painting, and folk customs.

chinahighlights.com – is one of the best China tour companies that specializes in customized and creative China tours.

China Daily is an English-language newspaper that provides news and information about China, including cultural events, tourism, and travel advice.

Food

China Sichuan Food: This website is dedicated to Sichuan cuisine.

The Woks of Life is a food blog run by a family of Chinese-American foodies. They share recipes and stories about Chinese cuisine, as well as tips on cooking and entertaining.

Omnivore’s Cookbook is a food blog that offers a mix of Chinese and other Asian recipes.

China Daily is an English-language newspaper that offers coverage of Chinese food culture. Its food section features articles on regional cuisine, restaurant reviews, and culinary events.

Migrationology is a travel and food blog run by food blogger and YouTuber, Mark Wiens. He has a section on his website dedicated to Chinese food and street food, where he shares his experiences and recommendations.

Eating Asia is a blog run by food and travel writers, Robyn Eckhardt and David Hagerman. They specialize in documenting food and culture throughout Asia, including China.