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China Travel Guide

China Travel Guide

China, situated in east Asia, is the third largest country in the world, with stunning natural scenery, five millennia of history and an old continuous civilization.

There are a lot to consider before, during and after your China tour. You need to do some itinerary (destinations, attractions and featured activities) planning to make sure you see everything you want to and have time for. Before you set foot on China, ensuring your passport is current and getting a visa for China. And of course, continue doing a little reading on China facts, transportation, weather, accommodation, dining, making sure every aspect getting well planned.

So, browse our China destination collections, rough guide, essential travel information and trip ideas for comprehensive perspective on China travel! You’re getting a lot of useful travel tips and best inspirations for 2021 China vacation. If you have more needs and interests, please feel free to contact us and our professional travel consultants are here ready to help! 

Top Destinations & Attractions Guide

Vast, diverse, colorful, and limitless…yes, that’s China. Based on our first-hand local knowledge about China travel, we’ve selected out the most popular destinations which gather the most fascinating scenery, most fabulous cultural experience, tourist friendly from north to south, west to east, mountains to the prairies, cities to the villages, and rivers to the lakes. Wherever you’re headed, we’re already there taking care of you through every step! Get Inspired now!

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China Rough Guide

Have general understanding about China’s Capital, administrative division & regions, ethnic groups, geography, rivers, mountains, traditional festivals and public holidays, etc.
Choose your favorite way - flight, high speed train, long distance coach, private car and local means of transportation (city bus, Taxi, subway) to get to and around China.
Check the weather, climate and time zones of different regions, view the features of four seasons - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, and select the best time to visit.
Choices are lot for your stay in China, from luxury international brands, mid-range hotels, to budget ones. Tips are offered for check-in, check-out, laundry, traveling with kids, etc.
Know Eight Famous Chinese Cuisines, local snacks, dining etiquette, cooking techniques and cooking classes and get ideas about what, where and how to eat during your trip.
Wide collections of China maps include locations map, administrative map, tourist destination map, single city map, attraction map. All are updated and downloadable!

Essential Travel Guide

Tour Planning
Visa & Documents

A Chinese Visa allows you to enter and exit from China, or transit through mainland China. Tibet travel permit is a must document to travel Tibet.

Entry & Exit

Know detailed processes of entering and exiting from China, especially about the baggage, custom declaration, prohibited and restricted articles, and tax.

While in China

To go smoothly in every aspect in China, our experts pick all the necessary travel information and useful tools for you.

China Travel Ideas for 2021

Looking for some inspiration for your 2021 China travel? China Discovery has sorted out the best articles and ideas for any type of vacation. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing cruise on Yangtze River, or once-in-lifetime panda volunteer job, even photography, hiking journey, and Silk Road discovery…you’re guaranteed a world of options. Let’s start planning your trip by checking more about 2021 China Travel Ideas!

Inspiring China Travel Articles

Top Recommended China Tours

Guilin Li River Fisherman
10 Days Classic China Tour from Beijing - First Touch of China

Beijing / Xian / Guilin / Yangshuo / Shanghai

Gorgeous Three Gorges Scenery
13 Days Classic China Vacation Tour with Yangtze Cruise

Beijing / Xian / Guilin / Yangshuo / Yangtze Cruise / Shanghai

The Lesser Three Gorges
17 Days China Paradise Tour with Tibet Discovery & Yangtze Cruise

Beijing / Xian / Lhasa / Chengdu / Chongqing / Yangtze Cruise / Shanghai

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