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

It may have rained 60 percent of the time Drew Geraci was in China, but he still managed to come home with stunning footage of some of the country's most remote villages. Using a DJI Phantom 3 drone, Geraci and his crew explored temples, mountain ...
If slinging a Gucci leather tote over your shoulder or wearing Gucci cat-eye sunglasses while wrapped in your Gucci printed silk-twill scarf doesn’t do enough to show off your commitment to a luxury lifestyle, now you can put your money where yo...
The final choice for the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics was uninspiring. One candidate, Beijing, which co-bid with the lesser-known Chinese city of Zhangjiakou, spent months trying to convince International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegates...
Hong Kong architects John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere have partnered with their students at the University of Hong Kong and completed The Warp, a swelling wooden overlook that echoes the surrounding mountains in Ludian town, Yunnan, China. This i...
Hong Kong architects John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere have partnered with their students at the University of Hong Kong and completed The Warp, a swelling wooden overlook that echoes the surrounding mountains in Ludian town, Yunnan, China. This i...
Hong Kong architects John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere have partnered with their students at the University of Hong Kong and completed The Warp, a swelling wooden overlook that echoes the surrounding mountains in Ludian town, Yunnan, China. This i...
A group of men in China claims they’ve built a first-of-its-kind ramen vending machine that they hope will take the low-end meal that became a high-end culinary trend back to the masses. Of course, ramen vending machines already exist – leaving...
Disneyland is coming to Shangai. The Walt Disney Company unveiled plans on Wednesday for its new resort and theme park, which includes attractions based on Pirates of the Caribbean and TRON, along with a version of the company’s forward-looking...
Earlier this month, Langham Hotels added its 20th location to its roster. The new Langham Place, Haining is the first international five-star hotel to make an appearance in the historic city. In addition to all of the amenities you'd expect with t...
Counting 980 buildings spread across 180 acres, Beijing’s Forbidden City is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of ancient wooden structures in the world. It is also estimated to receive some 8 million visitors a year. Right across the s...