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39 fascinating facts about China

39 fascinating facts about China

There are so many fascinating facts about China, believe me, after living in China for three years, I know! With the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and a long history of exciting inventions, there is much more to be known about the world's ultra-modern yet very ancient country. However, there are hundreds of untold facts about China too. In this article, I will share the top 39 fascinating facts...

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15 fun things to do in Harbin, the city of ice

15 fun things to do in Harbin, the city of ice

There are many fantastic things to do in Harbin, a city in northern China known for its famous Ice and Snow festival. In this article I will outline the main things to do in Harbin, but for a more comprehensive article about what to pack, the best time of year to travel, where to stay and a suggested itinerary be sure to check out my Harbin itinerary post. The best things to do in Harbin There...

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Ancient China economics- A fascinating history

Ancient China economics- A fascinating history

Ancient China economics is pretty fascinating, especially when you live in China or are travelling in China. So in this article I am going to tell you about a few interesting ancient China economics fasts. Interested to learn more? Read on... Ancient China economics: Why was ancient China successful? In a wide variety of ways, China was further developed and technologically advanced several...

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Things to do in Lijiang, China

Things to do in Lijiang, China

Lijiang is a popular travel destination for visitors to Yunnan, but what is there to do here and why should you visit? Read on to find out... Outdoor things to do in Lijiang Most of the things to do in Lijiang, you will find outside. A trip here is a great way to get out and about in nature so dust off those hiking boots, pack your camera, and enjoy what this gorgeous Chinese city has to offer....

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Shangri-La, China: A guide for tourists

Shangri-La, China: A guide for tourists

Shangri-La is a special place to visit. Tucked far away from the mass tourism crowds associated with much of China, this destination is a (not so) hidden treasure. Read on to find out why you should visit Shangri-La and what to do while you're there. Where is Shangri-La? Otherwise known as Xianggelila, Shangri-La City is a city in China’s north-western Yunnan Province. It borders Sichuan to the...

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Jing’An Temple: What you should know before you visit

Jing’An Temple: What you should know before you visit

Shanghai is one of the most beautiful cities in the world - and there is so much to do, see and explore when visiting. Jing’an Temple is just one of a wealth of places to tick off your list in Shanghai. Here’s everything you need to know before you go! Where is Jing’an Temple? Jing’an Temple is located in Shanghai, China’s biggest city. It is on the West Nanjing Road in the Jing’an District...

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Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge: Everything you need to know

Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge: Everything you need to know

Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the most popular rural tourism attractions in China. But what is there to do and why should you visit? Read on to find out... Where is Tiger Leaping Gorge? The gorge is located on the Jinsha River, which is a primary tributary of the upper Yangtze River. This is around 37 miles north of Lijiang City in Yunnan, southwest China. It is also not far from the beautiful...

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Moganshan: Everything you need to know

Moganshan: Everything you need to know

Moganshan is a great rural getaway from Hangzhou or Shanghai. In this article I will share with you all the info you need to know before your trip! Where is Moganshan? Known as the Hamptons of China, Moganshan is located near the Hangzhou area. It is around 60 km north of Hangzhou itself. It is an expat retreat, perfect for hiking or a relaxing weekend getaway. With cooler temperatures in the...

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World Financial Centre, Shanghai – tips for your visit to the glass bottom viewing platform

World Financial Centre, Shanghai – tips for your visit to the glass bottom viewing platform

Shanghai is an incredible city. From the old to the new, there is so much to see and explore. It’s the perfect place for a family holiday, solo travel adventure or romantic getaway. And one thing on everyone’s bucket list when heading to the city - or China in general - is the World Financial Centre, Shanghai. What is the World Financial Centre, Shanghai? Often shorted to SWFC, it is a...

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What is red tourism and why is it growing so fast?

What is red tourism and why is it growing so fast?

Red tourism is big business and it is growing too! But what actually is red tourism and where can we find it? Read on to learn more.... What is red tourism? Red tourism is an interesting phenomenon. It relates to tourism which takes place in former and current ‘red countries’ - e.g communist countries! The most common examples are China and also Russia, but you’ll see some more below too. Red...

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