China

China Travel Guide

There are few–if any–cultures with a history as long, complicated, and fascinating as China's. For many travelers there are countless reasons to visit China, but some include the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Great Wall, and the terracotta soldiers of Xi'an. But travel to China also allows an opportunity to see a thriving world power, whose might is reflected in the skyscrapers of Pudong and the explosive growth in other cities. Wherever you go, a China travel guide is essential as you navigate this huge nation.

Things Not to Miss in China

Slightly smaller than the United States in square miles and home to four times as many people, China is impossible to see in its entirety in one visit. A list of must-see sights, however, might start with these iconic monuments and natural wonders:

• The Great Wall of China
• The Forbidden City
• The Terracotta Soldiers in Xi'an
• Shanghai
• Chengdu's pandas

When to Go to China

In the northeast, summers can be hot and winters bitterly cold, while the southern half of the country has a more semi-tropical climate. In general the best times to travel in terms of weather are the spring and fall.

Articles about China

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It seems only fitting that the largest iteration of Random International's Rain Room be created for the world's biggest economy – recent market tribulations notwithstanding. This weekend saw the unveiling of the new gem in Indonesian-Chinese billi...
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There's a good chance you've never seen an amusement park when it's empty—unless, of course, you work at one. Stefano Cerio, a photographer based in Italy, has traveled the world studying different amusement parks ranging from a waterpark in the o...
There's a good chance you've never seen an amusement park when it's empty—unless, of course, you work at one. Stefano Cerio, a photographer based in Italy, has traveled the world studying different amusement parks ranging from a waterpark in the o...
There's a good chance you've never seen an amusement park when it's empty—unless, of course, you work at one. Stefano Cerio, a photographer based in Italy, has traveled the world studying different amusement parks ranging from a waterpark in the o...
There's a good chance you've never seen an amusement park when it's empty—unless, of course, you work at one. Stefano Cerio, a photographer based in Italy, has traveled the world studying different amusement parks ranging from a waterpark in the o...
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With 82 games in the regular season, traveling is a way of life for basketball players, and Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes is no exception. This month, Barnes traveled to Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan and Shenzhen, China, to spend a few ...
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