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Ten Unwritten Rules for Travel In China

Ten Unwritten Rules for Travel In China

Rules such as double checking your China visa, having travel insurance and having a practical budget you can stick to are all pretty obvious.  There are other less formal and obvious but no less important rules that can make a big difference to your travel in China. These rules are the unwritten rules of travel

Silk Road Travel

Silk Road Travel

Travelling the Silk Road is an adventure of a life time and a trip that will take you back in time to when Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire were connected to China by a network of roads and trade routes. If you travel on the Silk Road you will see fortresses thousands of years

Beijing Travel – The Temple Of Heaven

Beijing Travel – The Temple Of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven was used by Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties to worship Heaven, offer sacrifices and pray for good harvests and favourable rain. The architecture in the Temple of Heaven is amazing, it’s history enthralling and it’s cultural significance profound. A must see attraction for anyone visiting Beijing. Purpose & Function

2012 Resolutions for Travel in China

2012 Resolutions for Travel in China

Travel last year was awesome with trips to just about every part of the great wall, hiked the Leaping Tiger Gorge, visited more classical gardens than I can remember and went on a Beijing drinking spree that finished at 5 in the morning.  With 2012 just starting, this is an ideal time to take a

The Heroes of the Jiankou Great Wall of China

The Heroes of the Jiankou Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is one of Beijing’s most popular tourist attractions and one of its most dangerous. Of all the sections of the Great Wall of China near Beijing, the Jiankou section is one of the most spectacular and rewarding sections to visit and the most dangerous. Every year dozens of tourists are

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

Beijing Travel – 798 Art Zone

Beijing Travel – 798 Art Zone

What is the 798 Art Zone? 798 is a thriving and vibrant art and fashion district in Beijing set up in an abandoned military factory complex. 798 hosts galleries, shows and exhibitions from China’s leading artistic personalities and is China’s cutting edge art movement. 798 is the Chinese equivalent of Greenwich Village and SoHo and

Extreme Crowds at Badaling Great Wall of China

Extreme Crowds at Badaling Great Wall of China

Each section of the Great Wall is different, has a unique character and appeals to different types of tourist. Badaling is the most famous, popular and easy to visit section of the wall. It is also the most crowded, well maintained and over developed section of the wall. I have been hearing stories from fellow

Beijing – King’s Joy Hotel

Beijing – King’s Joy Hotel

The King’s Joy Hotel is one of the most affordable and well run hotels in the center of Beijing and is only a 10-15 minute walk from Qian Men and Tiananmen Square. Location & Getting There For easy access to Beijing’s many marvellous tourist attractions, to the subway and Beijing train station, King Joy’s Hotel

How to Hike the Great Wall of China

How to Hike the Great Wall of China

There is no better way to experience the natural beauty and history of China than hiking the Great Wall of China. Hiking the Great Wall solo can be a little confusing and intimidating so I have put together a how to guide for hiking the Great Wall based on my experiences on the wall. The

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