Archive for Category: "China Travel News"

British Tourists Trapped In China For Up To 1 Year

British Tourists Trapped In China For Up To 1 Year

Just imagine you have flown in to one of China’s major cities for a couple of days shopping, some awesome food and to check out some sites. Unfortunately during the course of your shopping, things go wrong, you end up in jail and after you are bailed, you can’t leave China for up to a

Chinese Vice Premier Criticizes Chinese Tourists

Chinese Vice Premier Criticizes Chinese Tourists

If you think Chinese tourists are often obnoxious, you are not alone. Recently Wang Yang who is one of China’s four vice premiers was scathing in his criticism of Chinese tourist and called them being uncivilized among other things. The article below gives full details Wang’s comments and on the less than savoury behaviour of

Why You Can’t Shop in Beijing Now

Why You Can’t Shop in Beijing Now

We all talk about the beauty of the Great Wall and the sheer awesomeness of the Forbidden City but lets face it, shopping is also a big attraction in Beijing and China in general. One of the points that makes shopping in China so much fun is the things we can’t get back home and

Chinese Adventure Tourism – Tiger Bus Attacks

Chinese Adventure Tourism – Tiger Bus Attacks

Tiger and Lion parks where tourists can jump on a bus and putter around looking at lethargic captive tigers and lions is very old school and every country has them. To stand out from the crowd and give tourists a unique experience the they never forget, you have to offer something extra. In China nature

World’s Highest Airport to be Opened in Tibet

World’s Highest Airport to be Opened in Tibet

You can already take a train from Guangzhou or Beijing to Tibet and soon you will also be able to take a plane to Tibet's newest airport in Naqqu. Great from the travel point of view but bad news for the survivability of local Tibetan Buddhist culture.  Tibetan culture has taken a beating over the

Shanghai Travel – One hundred cities in one

Shanghai Travel – One hundred cities in one

Personally I don’t think much of Shanghai as a travel destination but I have to admit it is a city of extremes and definitely visiting at least once. This article from an Australian newspaper does an excellent job of describing the contrast between the new and the old Shanghai and very interesting to read. “It

350 km/h Train Travel in China

350 km/h Train Travel in China

Travel by train in China is a great way to see the country, meet people, a very practical form of transportation AND getting better. In the last few years the Chinese government has been investing billions in transport infrastructure and high speed rail links have been popping up all over the country like mushrooms. I’ve

Political Travel In China

Political Travel In China

China is one of those countries where domestic tourist always out number foreign tourist. No matter whether you are admiring the palace grounds in the Forbidden City or walking the classical gardens of Suzhou, you will see many more Chinese tourists than foreign tourists. The only exception is the more extreme travel destinations like the

High Speed Trains Improve Travel In China

High Speed Trains Improve Travel In China

China is a very large country with incredible travel spots spread across its breadth and width. Seeing even a fraction of what China has to offer travel wise in just a week or two is difficult and no matter how you juggle your schedule, there will always be great attractions that you will miss out

Is Tourism Destroying China’s Shaolin Temple?

Is Tourism Destroying China’s Shaolin Temple?

Very few people outside of China have heard of Henan province but almost every one has heard of Shaolin Kungfu from Henan’s Shaolin Temple. The Shaolin Temple is easily Henan’s most famous and most commercialized travel destination. This fame and popularity is in danger of destroying the Shaolin Temple and at the very least, damaging

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