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Tourism in Hong Kong

Tourism in Hong Kong is big business! But why is tourism here so important and why does it matter? Read on to find out! Geography of Hong Kong Hong Kong is a small, densely populated territory located on the southeastern coast of China. It consists of a main island, Hong Kong Island, and a peninsula,…

The Macau Flag: 13 Fascinating Facts

When it comes to flags, they often serve as symbols of identity and pride for a nation or region. The Macau flag is no exception, with its rich history and symbolism. Located on the southern coast of China, Macau is an administrative region known for its unique blend of Chinese and Portuguese influences. Its flag…

Tourism in Xinjiang

Tourism in Xinjiang is big business! But why is tourism here so important and why does it matter? Read on to find out… Overview of the geography of Xinjiang Xinjiang is an autonomous region located in northwest China. It is the largest administrative division in the country, covering an area of over 1.6 million square…

Tourism in Taiwan

Tourism in Taiwan is big business. But why is this industry so important and how should it be best managed? Read on to find out… Tourism in Taiwan Taiwan, an island nation rich in culture and history, plays a pivotal role in the Asian tourism landscape. This article delves into Taiwan’s tourism industry, highlighting its…

Tourism in Hangzhou

Tourism in Hangzhou is big business! But why is this industry so important and how is it best managed? Read on to find out… Tourism in Hangzhou Hangzhou, an emblematic city of China’s Zhejiang province, seamlessly melds historical richness with contemporary dynamism. Within the ambit of the tourism industry, Hangzhou offers a tableau of cultural…

67 Epic Landmarks in China (With Photos)

There are more epic landmarks in China than most people realise! After living in this fascinating country for several years, I was fortunate to travel to many areas that others know little about, and I discovered so many landmarks in China that are not on the typical tourist trail, but definitely worth a visit! Are…

20 fascinating facts about the deserts of China

The deserts of China are absolutely fascinating! Yet, surprisingly, most of us know very little about them! So what exactly makes the deserts of China so interesting? Read on to find out… Facts you Should Know about the Deserts of China There are many fascinating facts about deserts, and the deserts of China are no…

38 awesome things to do in Hangzhou

There are many things to do in Hangzhou and after living in Hangzhou for three years, I think I am qualified to share with you the best things to do here. So, if you want to know what are the best things to do in Hangzhou, then read on… Why visit Hangzhou? Hangzhou is a…

28 Awesome Things To Do In Sanya, The ‘Hawaii Of China’

There are more things to do in Sanya than most people realilise! Sanya is a popular tourist area for Chinese domestic tourists as well as international travellers. Famous for its exotic beaches and serene coastlines, there are also lots of things to do in Sanya other than lazying around on the beach! For those of…

35 things to do in Shanghai with kids

Are you looking for the best things to do in Shanghai with kids? Visiting Shanghai with kids can be a bit of a controversial topic. What about the air pollution? What about the busy streets? What if nobody speaks English? Well, rest assured- you CAN and SHOULD visit Shanghai with kids! Shanghai is a great…

Moving to China: 50 CRAZY things you NEED to know

Moving to China is a pretty big deal. There are so many uncertainties and potential risks, but fear not…. If you are reading this article then it probably means that you are either considering moving to China or you have already decided to move to China. As you may already have realised, there isn’t always…

Becoming an expat in Hangzhou, China: Everything you need to know

When I found out I was soon to become an expat in Hangzhou, China, I had soooo many questions! Would there be a suitable nursery for my daughter to attend? What is the food like? Does anybody speak English? Would I be able to buy my favourite wine? I searched online and I did find…

Chengdu with kids | Things to do in Chengdu

Travelling to Chengdu with kids is a great addition to your China travel itinerary. What kid doesn’t love a cute cuddly panda, a boat ride to see a giant buddha and sugar coated strawberries on a stick?! These are just some of the awesome things to do in Chengdu, whether you are travelling with kids…

China with kids: 10 things you NEED to know

Travelling in China with kids is an amazing experience, trust me- I know! And we haven’t just travelled in China, we live here too! Whilst most travel bloggers will tell you their experiences based on a two week holiday, a short city break from a nearby country or perhaps a month backpacking, I actually live…

Qiandao Lake: A Detailed Travel Guide

Qiandao Lake, also known as Qiandaohu, Thousand Islands and Thousand islets, is the perfect get-away from the hustle and bustle of city life in Hangzhou or Shanghai. We spent three days here with the children and had a wonderful time! When researching Qiandao Lake beforehand, however, we found there to be a dearth of information…

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…

14 Incredible Things to do in Guilin

There are so many great things to do in Guilin and the surrounding area. With some of the most spectacular scenery in China (and I would argue in the world!), Guilin should be on every China travel itinerary. Whether you are moving to China as an expat, backpacking through the country or travelling in China…

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…

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,…

9 incredible 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…

4 awesome things you must do in Shangri-La, China

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…

Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge: Essential tips and advice

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…

5 awesome things to do in Moganshan, Zhejiang

There are lots of things to do in Moganshan, making this the ideal 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…

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…

1 week Harbin and Snow Town Itinerary | Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

I visited the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival and Snow Town last Christmas and it was an incredible experience! Experiencing -30 degree temperatures and gazing at the spectacular ice sculptures was a truly special experience. If you have the opportunity to visit the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival along with the picturesque Snow Town, I…

Silk Road China Itinerary- 2 weeks

Are you planning a Silk Road China itinerary? Well I can guarantee you are going to have an amazing trip! We were lucky enough to be able to travel along the Silk Road in China this past summer and we had an action-packed Silk Road China itinerary! Living in China definitely has its benefits sometimes!…

10 Day Inner Mongolia Itinerary- Do It Yourself

Planning an Inner Mongolia itinerary for the DIY traveller isn’t an easy feat. China has a group tour culture, with limited information in English on how to travel independently. But you absolutely can plan your own Inner Mongolia itinerary (and I think it is way better this way!). In this article I am going to…

10 fascinating giant panda facts

Learning about the fascinating giant panda facts is one of the best ways to get excited about a trip to China, home to these magnificent creatures. I learned a lot of giant panda facts on my trip to Chengdu with kids, but you don’t have to fly all the way to China to learn more-…

4 reasons why you need to get a VPN today!

You need a VPN- I’m not going to beat around the bush! We live in a time when people won’t think twice about stealing your data. And when you travel you never know if the connection that you are using is secure or not. Fortunately, a VPN will keep you safe, and it only costs…

9 essential tips for getting your visa for China

China is one of the best places to visit in Asia, which is why thousands of people submit their Chinese visa applications each year. Whether you are planning to visit on a holiday, as part of a gap year, to work or live abroad or to accompany family members who will be working, you will…

A guide to visiting the Great Wall of Linhai

Visiting the Southern Great Wall of Linhai is one of the coolest things to do in Zhejiang Province. A strong contender for the real deal in Beijing, this wall was built with the same architectural style and the same technique as the Great Wall of China. Here you can get a ‘Great Wall experience’ without…

The Yellow Mountains: A comprehensive guide

The Yellow Mountains is one of the most beautiful mountainous areas in China. Located on the edge of Anhui province, the area makes for a great weekend break from Shanghai or Hangzhou. It can also be easily accessed from other parts off the country via the nearby airports and high speed trains. The Yellow Mountains…

Hiking in Yunnan: 10 Essential tips

Hiking in Yunnan is an exiting activity to do in China. China is a vast country with a wide variety of types of tourism. From shopping in Shanghai to visiting the ancient sites of Xian to relaxing on the beach in Hainan, there is something to suit everyone in China. If you’re an active person…

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