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

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 ...
There’s no rest for the weary in the NBA off-season, especially if you’re Klay Thompson—the Golden State Warriors’ shooting guard and a starter for the Western Conference’s All-Star Team this year. Thompson traveled to China this month to particip...
A Chinese woman who was making a connecting flight from Beijing to Wenzhou Friday was told by airport security that she could not take an expensive bottle of cognac, which she had bought from the U.S., onto the plane in her hand luggage as it was ...
At long last, Disney has officially revealed a glimpse into their forthcoming Shanghai Disney Resort, the brand’s largest single foreign investment in China to date. According to intel gleaned at this weekend’s D23 expo, new rides and substantial ...
China has replicas of Paris’ Eiffel Tower, London’s Tower Bridge and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Now it has, well, an artwork that looks remarkably similar to Chicago’s Cloud Gate — and the sculptor who crafted the Windy City landmark is ...
China has replicas of Paris’ Eiffel Tower, London’s Tower Bridge and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Now it has, well, an artwork that looks remarkably similar to Chicago’s Cloud Gate — and the sculptor who crafted the Windy City landmark is ...
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...