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Stunning Stories & Advice from our Travel Experts

Our China travel consultants have been to many stunning places in China including Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Huangshan, Zhangjiajie, Yangtze River, Yunnan, Xiamen and Chongqing and more. They shared their stories of the amazing destinations, met wonderful people and things along the way, and they gave useful advice and tips for travelers who haven’t been there yet. Get inspired by their travelogue during 2012~2018!

  • Yunnan Travel Stories
    5 Days Yunnan Tour with Family

    It’s quite cold this December, colder than ever in recent 50 years in most areas of China, my family and I decided to spend a few days in a warmer place, finally we chose Yunnan as our destination.

    • Wendy
    • 5 Days (2018.12.12~2018.12.16)
    • Yunnan
  • Yangtze River Travel Stories
    5 Days Yangtze River Cruise

    l was always wondering how Yangtze River would look like in winter, so i went there during my 5 days’ winter break in November, boarding in Yichang and disembarking in Chongqing. The landscape along Yangtze River is still wonderful as it was in summer...

    • Leo
    • 5 Days (2018.11.24~2018.11.28)
    • Yangtze River
  • Yunnan Travel Stories
    6 Days Lijiang and Dali Tour

    Chinese National Holiday is usually from Oct 1st to Oct 7th. This year, I spent the holiday in Yunnan, a province also known as the “South of the clouds”. Yunnan is a big tourist province, and I chose Lijiang and Dali as my destinations this time. I firstly took a flight from...

    • Lyn
    • 6 Days (2018.10.1~2018.10.6)
    • Yunnan
  • Beijing Travel Stories
    5 Days Leisure Tour in Beijing

    I went to Beijing for 5 day, from Oct. 1st to Oct. 5th. I went to visit the famous Great Wall and Beijing Hutongs, and historic sites such as the Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City with modern iconic buildings like Tiananmen Square, Bird’s Nest Stadium, and Water Cube.

    • Tracy
    • 5 Days (2018.10.1~2018.10.5)
    • Beijing
  • Guizhou Travel Stories
    3 Days High Speed Train Tour to Guiyang and Anshun

    During Dragon Boat Festival, I took a high speed train to beautiful Guizhou and enjoyed a wonderful cool time there.I visited amazing Huangguoshu Waterfall, Qingyan Ancient Town, Dragon Palace Cave, etc. Thanks to high speed train, it makes my travel convenient and efficient.

    • Tracy
    • 3 Days (2018.6.16~2018.6.18)
    • Guizhou
  • Yangtze River Cruise Stories
    4 Days Yangtze River Cruise from Chongqing to Yichang

    My Yangtze River Cruise tour was from March 15th to March 18. I visited Chongqing at night and embarked there. During the 4 days, I visited the Shibaozhai pagoda, Amazing Gorges, Shennong stream and Three Gorges Dam. I also witnessed the rosy sunrise from my ship and got to know the local people who live by the river.

    • Tracy
    • 4 Days (2018.3.15~2018.3.18)
    • Chongqing, Yichang
  • Nanjing Yangzhou Travel Stories
    5 Days Nanjing Yangzhou Tour with My Younger Sister

    During my Spring Festival, I spent 5 days visiting old capital city - Nanjing and beautiful Yangzhou with my younger sister. On this journey, We appreciated the antique buildings and many historical sites in Nanjing as well as the beautiful garden and charming natural views in Yanghzou.

    • Lily
    • 5 Days (2018.2.14~2018.2.18)
    • Jiangshu
  • Chengdu Travel Stories
    2 Days Skiing Tour in Xiling Snow Mountain

    Xiling Snow Mountain is a great place both to get close to the purest natural beauty and to experience the excitement of skiing sports. At the start of 2018, I traveled to Xiling Snow Mountain and delighted myself with an exciting skiing trip.

    • Tracy
    • 3 Days (2018.1.1~2018.1.2)
    • Chengdu
  • Sanya Travel Stories
    5 Days Sanya Leisure Seaside Trip

    In December of 2017, I went to Sanya with my parents. In winter, it’s absolutely a good choice because it is much warmer than where we are living. This is the first time we see the sea. The highlights include Boundary Island, Wuzhihou Island, Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park, Li and Miao Village, Nanshan Temple, etc.

    • Wonder
    • 5 Days (2017.12.25~2017.12.29)
    • Sanya
  • Xiamen Travel Stories
    4 Days Family Trip to Xiamen

    On the early of December, 2017, I got my annual vacation. It is a little cold in my city Chengdu which is an inland city (we have no chance to see the sea and beach in our daily life), so my parents and I plan to do a tour in a city that will be a little warmer and has the beach with a beautiful sea views. That’s why we choose Xiamen, the beautiful Island!

    • Johnson
    • 4 Days (2017.12.2~2017.12.6)
    • Xiamen
  • Lijiang Travel Stories
    5 Days Lijiang Leisure Tour with Two Gorgeous Lakes

    Expecting a warm land with sunshine during cold winter days, Lijiang is always a good destination to satisfy the need and it can be visited in four seasons. Here is more than Lijiang Old Town, the beautiful natural sightseeing including Lugu Lake, Lashi Lake, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and Tiger Leaping Gorge are worth visiting.

    • Catherine
    • 5 Days (2017.11.28~2017.12.2)
    • Lijiang, Lugu Lake
  • Mount Qingcheng Travel Stories
    2 Days Mount Qingcheng tour Full of Changes

    Autumn came. I decided to seek autumn charm in Mt. Qingcheng. What I looked for was a colorful world: mountains in deep crimson and layered woods dyed through. Actually what waited for me were green trees and vines in great profusion. It said took things as they came. So with a happy mood we still enjoyed our mountain...

    • Lily
    • 2 Days (2017.11.25~2017.11.26)
    • Mount Qingcheng
  • Leshan & Mount Emei Travel Stories
    2 Days Short Trip for Leshan & Mount Emei

    It is a sunny weekend and I decide to relax in Leshan again and visit Mount Emei. Although I have been to the Leshan Giant Buddha, inscribed on the list of the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1996. It is about 160 kilometers from Chengdu and takes round 2 hour’s driving.

    • Jack
    • 2 Days (2017.11.18~2017.11.19)
    • Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei
  • Beijing Travel Stories
    5 Days Wonderful Experience in Capital Beijing

    This year, I came to Beijing for my annual holiday and enjoyed a 5 days Beijing tour from Nov. 20 to 24. Beijing is the capital city of China, which I always want to come here to visit the amazing Great Wall and Forbidden City. The weather in Beijing is really cold, it is subzero temperature, much colder than in Chengdu.

    • Vivien
    • 5 Days (2017.11.20~2017.11.24)
    • Beijing
  • Huangshan Travel Stories
    6 Days Charming Huangshan Trip from Chengdu

    This is an in-depth Huangshan tour for business, which let us learn more of Huangshan City and feel in love with it, not only for Yellow Mountain breathtaking natural scenery but also for its Hui-style architecture and Ancient Huizhou culture. I will surely plan a Huangshan tour again when my daughter grown up.

    • Rita
    • 6 Days (2017.11.8~2017.11.13)
    • Huangshan
  • Zhangjiajie Travel Stories
    5 Days Zhangjiajie Misty Rain Tour

    I was so glad I finally had a chance to finish my wish tour to Zhangjiajie, but due to time limit I have to skip some places…anyway that was so exciting as I have saw the “Golden Whip Brook”, “Huangshi Village”, “Yellow Dragon Cave” and “Glass Bridge” in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. We took a morning flight from Chengdu to Changsha...

    • Tracy
    • 5 Days (2017.10.1~2017.10.5)
    • Zhangjiajie, Changsha
  • Chongqing Travel Stories
    3 Days Chongqing Mountain City Tour

    In National holiday, I took a 3 days short tour to Chongqing. Chongqing, built on mountains and partially surrounded by the Yangtze and Jialing rivers, is known as a “mountain city” and a “city on rivers“. It is also one of China’s four direct-controlled municipalities (the other three are Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin).

    • Vivien
    • 3 Days (2017.10.2~2017.10.4)
    • Chongqing
  • Yangtze River Cruise Stories
    4 Days Wonderful Yangtze River Cruise in April

    In early April, I got this chance to explore Three Gorges along Yangtze River with Victoria Sophia from Chongqing to Yichang. I took shore excursions to Shibaozhai Pagoda, White Emperor Town, Shennv Stream and Three Gorges Dam Site, enjoyed the special experience to go through ship lift this time…

    • Wonder
    • 4 Days (2017.4.1~2017.4.4)
    • Chongqing to Yichang
  • Dujiangyan Panda Volunteer Travel Stories
    One full Day Panda Volunteer Program in Dujiangyan

    Like most of you, I’m deeply attracted by cute, round, chubby pandas and always longing for a chance to stay closely with them. So I’m so excited that I can have this chance to be a panda volunteer for one full day with my colleague Johnson. I can not only stay closely with them, but also take photos with them and even feed them.

    • Wing & Johnson
    • 1 Day (2016.12.17)
    • Dujingyan Panda Base
  • Yangtze River Cruise Stories
    Interesting Yangtze River Cruise Trip with Century Sun

    I took Yangtze cruise with Century Sun in November. Winter is in a low season for traveling, but there're around 200 travelers on the boat we did. However, the best benefit for travellng in a low season is that there aren’t so many people at the tourist spots for shore excursions which make you enjoy the tourist spot as much as possible.

    • Wendy
    • 4 Days (2016.12.16~2016.12.19)
    • Chongqing to Yichang
  • Dujiangyan Panda Volunteer Travel Stories
    1 Day Panda Volunteer Tour in Dujiangyan Panda Base

    There're more than 30 giant pandas and 5 red pandas living in Dujiangyan Panda Base. I and Wonder got up very early in the morning for our bullet train from Chengdu to Qingchengshan Town. Around 1 hour’s train and bus travel, we arrived at Dujiangyan Panda Base. Then our full day panda volunteer program began from 08:30 to 16:00.

    • Vivien & Wonder
    • 1 Day (2016.12.10)
    • Dujingyan Panda Base
  • Yangtze Cruise Travel Stories
    4 Days Chongqing to Yichang Yangtze River Cruise

    When I was a child I knew that Yangtze River is one of our mother rivers which nurture rich life and culture. And when I attended junior high school, I knew that Yangtze River is more than beautiful from all the famous poems and articles. In Dec.2016, I took a 4 days’ Yangtze cruise with Victoria Jenna from Chongqing to Yichang.

    • Stephanie
    • 4 Days (2016.12.8~2016.12.11)
    • Chongqing to Yichang
  • Shanghai Hangzhou Suzhou Stories
    6 Days Hangzhou-Suzhou-Shanghai Family Trip

    During my 2016 annual vacation, my family and I choose to travel to the east part of China. We have been to Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai by ourselves. It will be my great pleasure to share our travel experience and good memory.

    • Wonder
    • 6 Days (2016.11.29~2016.12.4)
    • Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai
  • Yangtze River Cruise Stories
    Upstream Yangtze River Cruise with Victoria Jenna in November

    I traveled on Victoria Jenna from Yichang to Chongqing in November. Victoria Cruises is the only American cruise line sailing China’s Yangtze River. During 5 days cruising, I enjoyed the shore excursions to Three Gorges Dam, Shennong Stream, Shibaozhai Pagoda and of course, the scenery along Three Gorges.

    • Catherine
    • 5 Days (2016.11.28~2016.12.2)
    • Yichang to Chongqing
  • Yunnan Travel Stories
    6 Days Lijiang & Dali Relaxing Trip

    I longed for a visit to Yunnan, which is famous for its beauty. Last winter, my dream came true. My friend and I had a relaxing tour in Lijiang and Dali for 6 days. The beautiful scenes and kind people there urged me to write down this itinerary. We enjoyed the visits to Shuhe Ancient Town, Lijiang Ancient Town, Lugu Lake, Cangshan Mountain, Erhai Lake, Dali Ancient Town, etc.

    • Lily
    • 6 Days (2016.11.24~2016.11.29)
    • Lijiang, Lugu Lake, Dali
  • Guilin Travel Stories
    Guilin, the Gorgeous Fairyland

    There is an old saying that Guilin’s water and mountains captivate the world, while Yangshuo is the best among other places in Guilin. I enjoyed the bamboo rafting at the highlight section from Yangdi pier to Nine-horse Mountain, which takes about one hour for round way. Also, I enjoyed the Impression Liu Sanjie very much, directed by Zhang Yimou…

    • Jack
    • 3 Days (2016.11.22~2016.11.25)
    • Guilin, Li River, Yangshuo
  • Jiuzhaigou Travel Stories
    Magic Jiuzhaigou (Nine Village Valley) . The Paradise for People

    In order to avoid the possible traffic jam, we set off very early when Chengdu is still in the darkness, only with the hazard lights blinking. After about 2 hrs’ driving, we reach the Wenchuan County. The other spots include Songpan Ancient Town, Mouni Valley, Jiuzhaigou Valley, etc.

    • Jack
    • 3 Days (2016.11.18~2016.11.20)
    • Jiuzhaigou
  • Yangtze River Cruise Stories
    5 Days Upstream Yangtze Cruise with Victoria Lianna

    As a travel consultant, I have tailored tours for lots of guests, and Yangtze River cruise has always been a popular scenery spot. This time, I got the chance to explore the beauty of Yangtze River from Yichang to Chongqing for upstream cruising and experience the great service offered by the cruise staff on Victoria Lianna.

    • Lyn
    • 5 Days (2016.11.17~2016.11.21)
    • Yichang to Chongqing
  • Mount Emei Travel Stories
    Mt. Emei in-depth Hiking Trip

    Mt. Emei, 3099m above the sea, sits at the western rim of the Sichuan Basin. It is a household name in China known for its gorgeous natural landscape, rich culture of Buddhism and Taoism. During the National Holiday, I finally had time to do the Mt. Emei trip. I spent 5 days and 4 nights in the mountains and had an awesome time which I would cherish for my whole life.

    • Stephanie
    • 5 Days (2016.10.2~2016.10.6)
    • Mount Emei
  • Jiuzhaigou Travel Stories
    4 Days Jiuzhaigou Tour from Chengdu

    Jiuzhaigou National Park is always one beautiful place where I plan to go these years. Finally I have time to do that in National Holiday. Though it will be surely very crowded and even meet serious traffic jam, I still don’t want to miss this chance. We visited Ruoergai Grassland, Jiuzhaigou Valley, Huanglong Valley, Qiang Village, etc.

    • Wonder
    • 4 Days (2016.10.2~2016.10.4)
    • Jiuzhaigou
  • Xian and Xining Travel Stories
    4 Days Natural and Cultural Experience in Xian and Xining

    It was summer vacation. My friend asked me to Qinghai Lake. Though it was very hot, we still had a great time, enjoying the yummy food and ancient treasures at Shaanxi Museum, then we went to Qinghai Lake. The beautiful creations of nature and the interesting cultural stories behind the buildings make my hot summer worthwhile.

    • Lily
    • 4 Days (2016.8.1~2016.8.4)
    • Xian to Xining
  • Yangtze Cruise Travel Stories
    Yangtze River Cruise Victoria Anna Experience from Chengdu

    Before I got aboard to Victoria Anna at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port, I visited Ciqikou Ancient Town, Chongqing Medical University and then for 4-day Yangtze cruise from Chongqing to Yichang. I enjoyed the shore excursions to Fengdu Ghost City, Shibaozhai, Goddess Stream and Three Gorges Dam.

    • Rita
    • 4 Days (2015.12.24~2015.12.27)
    • Chongqing to Yichang
  • Yunnan Travel Stories
    8 days and 7 nights Yunnan classic, top and highlight tours

    Having been tied up with work for a whole year, I got a chance to relax myself and explore the natural beauty and local culture in December which is exactly during winter, so I choose Yunnan as my destination considering the relatively warm weather. The destinations of this trip covered Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La.

    • Jack
    • 8 Days (2015.12.12~12.19)
    • Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La
  • Yunnan Travel Stories
    7 Days Classic Lijiang / Dali / Kunming Tour

    I live and work in Chengdu, so we started this tour here for my annual vocation with my family. In the early morning, we took a flight from Chengdu to Lijiang. We visited Lijiang Ancient Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Erhai Lake, Cangshan Mountain, Dali Old Town, Three Pagodas, Western Hill and Dragon Gate in Kunming.

    • Rita
    • 7 Days (2015.12.10~2015.12.16)
    • Lijiang, Dali, Kunming
  • Yunnan Travel Stories
    4 Days Kunming, Dali & Dongchuan Red Land Travel

    As a reward from my company, my parents and I had a nice vacation in and around Kunming from Dec. 5th to 8th, 2015. I would like to express my sincere thanks to my company. We started this trip from Luzhou City to Kunming by air. I enjoyed the trip to Dongchuan Red Land (3.5hrs’ bus from Kunming), Dali (overnight train from Kunming), etc.

    • Wonder
    • 4 Days (2015.12.5~2015.12.8)
    • Kunming, Dali, Dongchuan
  • Shanghai Travel Stories
    4 Days Modern Shanghai City Tour

    I arrived in Shanghai Hongqiao Airport in the morning and then took the subway to City God Temple. Since it was not the hotel check in time, I had lunch in a local restaurant and went to hotel after the lunch. The hotel I chose is in a good location, Huangpu River, the Oriental Pearl Tower and Yuyuan are all in the walking distance…

    • Lyn
    • 4 Days (2015.5.28~2015.5.31)
    • Shanghai
  • Beijing Travel Stories
    11 Days China Holiday Experience

    After a busy day in the office on Dec 18th, I started my 11 days trip. I am a little excited and very expecting it. I took the overnight train from Chengdu to Xian. I covered all the highlighted spots during my visit, like Ancient City Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Mount Hua, Longmen Grottoes, Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square, Great Wall, Summer Palace and so on.

    • Wonder
    • 11 Days (2014.12.18~2014.12.28)
    • Beijing, Xian, Luoyang, Mount Hua
  • Beijing Travel Stories
    3 Days City tour in Beijing during National Holiday

    I arrived Beijing in the afternoon, and took a bus from airport to the downtown to meet my friend. Then check in my hotel and visited Wangfujing Street and Tiananmen Square. The other attractions we visited include Shichahai, Olympic Village for Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, Summer Palace and so on.

    • Lyn
    • 5 Days (2014.10.1~2014.10.3)
    • Beijing
  • Xiamen Travel Stories
    One Day City Tour in Romantic Xiamen

    In the morning, I walked to South Putuo Temple and climbed up to Wulao Peak to enjoy the panoramic view of Xiamen University and Xiamen Port. Later, I visited the cultural relics Hulishan Fortress which is not far from South Putuo Temple. In this afternoon, I took a 20-minute boat trip to Gulangyu Island for a leisure exploration.

    • Lyn
    • 1 Day (2013.10.15)
    • Xiamen

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