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Photo Adventures Around China

When Lina first invested in a decent camera — a Sony NEX-5R — she was simply hoping to improve the action shots she took of her son, a competitive swimmer. The prospect of travel...

Beautified China: Photographing China’s Architecture

Kris Provoost is a Belgian architect who’s been working and living in China for the past seven years. To contrast his countryside upbringing, he’s spent a large part of his adult life in the...

Explore China

In a country so big, there’s bound to be an incredible amount of sights to see, places to explore, and cities to ogle. China is no exception. Need help planning your trip? We’ve listed...

The Best Instagram Spots in China

Between its historical sites, distinct landscapes, iconic architecture, vibrant colors, and bustling street life, China offers a whirlwind of photographic opportunities around every corner. And since there’s so much to see and do, you’ll...

6 Must-Have Experiences in Shanghai

Shanghai was once a hub of international activity, trading, and commerce — which is exactly how it earned the nickname “the Great Athens of China.” Today, Shanghai is a city that showcases both the...

Everything You Need to Know about Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important celebration in the country. Lasting for 15 days, the festival is packed with culture, well-wishes, and plenty of good food. If you’re planning to visit China during...

How to Experience the Great Wall of China

It’s 13,171 miles (21,196 kilometers) long. It was constructed over 2,300 years ago. It receives over 10 million visitors per year, and its most famous section (Badaling) has played host to over 300 heads...

The Solo Traveler’s Guide to Beijing

As the capital city of China, Beijing boasts a long list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as a modern, urban environment. It’s filled with places waiting to be explored — which just...

Everything to Know Before Visiting China

THE BASICS Capital city: Beijing Area: 3,705,000 sq miles (9,595,906 sq kilometers) Population: 1,379,000,000 Official language: Mandarin Chinese Currency: Yuan renminbi (CNY) Time Zone: China Standard Time (GMT+8) Drive on the: Right WHERE IN THE...