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Useful Advice for a Wonderful China Tour

China is a fantastic holiday destination because of its rich history, diverse customs, and stunning landscape, from the Great Wall in Beijing to the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an to the skyscrapers of Shanghai and beyond.

Need some inspiration for your China tour or don't have ideas about where to start planning or what to do there? Here we sort out helpful travel tips, city guides from our seasoned travel specialists, and some interesting facts about China to give you an easy and convenient way to start. Things like what is not supposed to skip in the country, how to make the most out of your stay in each city, and what is behind a kaleidoscope of Chinese festival foods ... All are with an answer here.

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How Can I Get My Visa to Visit China?For a simple L visa application, you can first make an appointment with the Embassy. Then submit your visa application form along with your passport. Within 4-5 working days you will receive your visa to enter China.
Citizens of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and Switzerland are temporarily exempt from the visa requirement for travel to China for up to 15 days until 30 November 2024, while travelers from Singapore will be able to enter China without a visa for 30 days.

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  • Where to Go on A Visa-Free Visit to China 2024
    With today's visa-free policy, whether you want to stay for a single day of 24 hours, three days of 72 hours, or a longer extension of 144 hours, the information below will help you find the right city to enjoy the additional holiday.
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  • Most Important Chinese Festivals to See
    Traditional Chinese festivals play an important part in China's history and people's lives from ancient to modern. These festivals cover nearly all the natural and cultural understandings including primitive beliefs, sacrificial culture,...
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  • Top 10 Off-the-Beaten-Path Attractions in China
    When visiting China, many people will first consider visiting Beijing to see the Great Wall, Xi'an to see the Terracotta Warriors, Shanghai to marvel at modernity, and Chengdu to see the adorable pandas. But China has much more to offer. In this...
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  • The Best Travel Time of Year to China
    China, located in East Asia, covers an extensive land area of nearly 96 million square kilometers and is fringed by a coastline stretching for thousands of kilometers. On the one hand, China is blessed with a wide variety of natural scenery, from...
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  • 10 of the Best Luxury Hotels in China
    With China's growing economy and abundant tourism resources, a very large number of domestic and foreign tourists are attracted to the vast land of China every year. Then there are a lot of luxury hotels in China for tourists to choose from, which...
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  • Useful Travel Tips for Your First Trip to China
    China is a time-honored and fascinating country that offers a wealth of cultural heritage and natural scenery. From the bustling cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou to the enchanted natural landscapes of Guilin, Huangshan, and Zhangjiajie,...
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Best Itinerary Ideas for Visiting China

  • 1 Week in China: Top 4 Travel Itineraries
    From the grandeur of Beijing's Forbidden City to the timeless majesty of the Great Wall, and the mystery of Xi'an's Terracotta Army. Why just read about history when you can walk through it? Ancient adventure is waiting for you to turn the page.
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  • 10 Days in China: Best 3 Itineraries for A Unique Tour
    If you want to cover China's highlights in 10 days, here are three meticulously crafted itineraries for you, which the most well-known cities or scenic spots, like the Great Wall, the Terra-cotta Army, the Bund, and a boat ride down the Li River; or...
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  • 10 Days in China: 3 Itineraries for a In-Depth Tour
    Hello, adventurers and culture vultures! Get ready to dive headfirst into a land where dragons still roam (well, at least in tales and art) and where every street corner offers a new surprise. We're about to embark on a 10-day escapade through China!
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  • 13 Days in China: Top 4 Itineraries for Your China Tour
    Welcome aboard our time capsule, as we whisk you away on a 13-day escapade through China's vast timeline. Picture yourself in Beijing, playing hide-and-seek with history in the vast labyrinths of the Forbidden City, or getting a 'wall-ful' of...
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  • 14 Days in China: 4 Inspiring Itinerary Ideas
    China, a symphony of stories! In Beijing's alleys, savor the secrets of Peking duck, while Xi'an's Terracotta Warriors whisper tales of ancient glory. Amid Chengdu's spicy scents, laugh with locals over tea. Each bite, each step, a new verse in you...
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  • 14 Days Across China: Top 3 Family Holiday Ideas
    From the Great Wall's ancient whispers to the playful pandas of Chengdu, your family's adventure will weave a tapestry of experiences, turning each day into a cherished memory.
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  • 2 Weeks Around China: Top 3 China Nearby Itineraries
    Wow, the lure of the East! Sipping sake under Japan's cherry blossoms, wandering through China's ancient wonders, meditating in Nepal's tranquil temples, and grooving to K-pop in South Korea's neon-lit streets. A collection of stories waiting for...
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China's Top Destinations to Travel in 2024 & 2025

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Video Inspiration

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Vacationing in China: What to Expect?
After seeing China, everyone comes away with their own opinion. It might be historic, beautiful, long-lasting, significant, unique, delicious, busy, exciting, or... Watch this video, and you may get more ideas about your trip to China!

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Culture Tidbits

  • Chinese Kungfu and Wushu
    Wushu is the Chinese word for all forms of traditional Chinese martial arts. Wushu is characterized by its dynamic and fluid motions. It can be practiced with bare hands, or with an assortment of weaponry. Originally created for military applications, it has, over thousands of years, grown into a sport, and performance art.
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  • Acrobatic Art of China
    Dating back to the Warring States Period (475-221BC), acrobatics in China enjoys a history of over 2000 years. It is one of the art forms most popular among the Chinese people. By 300 BC, such skills as walking on 3-meter high stilts and juggling 7 daggers at a time had been developed in China. 
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  • Softness of Silk
    When one thinks of China, silk is one of the first things that come to mind. China is the birthplace of silk, and still produces some of the finest silk in the world. In all of China, the best place to discover the wonder of silk is the city of Suzhou. It was there that some of the first silk embroideries originated, and Suzhou is still producing the best silks in China.
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Special Topics about China

  • Sichuan Food
    Centrally placed in China, Sichuan is a province with many mountains. During the period of the Three Kingdoms (220-265AD), the kingdom of Shu was located in Sichuan. Known as the land of plenty since ancient times Sichuan produces abundant domestic animals, poultry, and freshwater fish and crayfish. Mountain produce and river fish are the main ingredients in Sichuan cooking. As a unique style of food, Sichuan cuisine was already famous more than 800 years ago during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279).
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  • Chinese Royal Architecture
    With vivid characteristics, Chinese royal buildings, especially the most popular tourist attractions in Beijing, are mysterious to today's people. Here we take the Forbidden City as an example and collect something interesting about this imperial palace. If explore it without a guide, you will never know the secrets. Let's feel it more than just watch it!
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  • Silk Road of China
    The Silk Road was a trade highway that began in the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–9 AD) and connected the eastern and the western worlds. It is usually defined as the transportation and trade road that traversed Central Asia and the Pamir Plateau to reach Western Asia.
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