Welcome to China!

Beijing, China's capital and cultural center. Here are the most famous attractions in China, and if you have never been to China before, Beijing is a must as the first city to visit.

We also introduce other cities, such as Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Have fun!

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Hong Kong

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Written by on 2 March, 2009, 5:09

Hong Kong consists of the Hong Kong Island but also Kowloon and the New Territories that are actually located on the Chinese mainland. Furthermore, there are thousands of other islands with Lantau as the biggest one.

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Shopping in Shanghai

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Written by on 1 March, 2009, 10:41

Shopping in Shanghai is mainly focused on two areas; Nanjing Road and Shanghai Old Town, Yuyuan Market.

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Attractions in Hong Kong

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Written by on 28 February, 2009, 5:03

Hong Kong does not have that many attractions in the same style as for example Beijing. In Hong Kong, people generally go to do some shopping or just experience a very big city. Still, there are some places that may be worth a visit in addition to all the shopping.

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The Bund

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Written by on 27 February, 2009, 10:21

The Bund is probably Shanghai’s most famous tourist attraction. The Bund is only a piece of street along the western shore of Huangpu river. The houses located along the Bund are of European new classic style and it doesn’t look like China, maybe with the exception of the colorful lights that decorate the buildings at night.

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Shopping in Hong Kong

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Written by on 26 February, 2009, 4:56

Shopping in Hong Kong is probably the main reason people go here. There are a number of different locations for shopping, and the one who loves shopping will not be disappointed.

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Oriental Pearl, Shanghai TV tower

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Written by on 25 February, 2009, 10:07

Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai’s TV tower, is the world’s third highest TV tower and the highest in Asia. The tower is 468 meters high.

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Food in Hong Kong

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Written by on 24 February, 2009, 4:48

In Hong Kong they have all kinds of food, and you can probably find food from all corners of the world here. It is not cheap compared to mainland China, but it is still quite cheap. You can easily eat outside for every meal without being ruined.

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Transportation in Hong Kong

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Written by on 22 February, 2009, 4:43

The subway is called metro or MTR in Hong Kong, it actually works really well and the trains run frequent, about one per two minutes during daytime. The price depends on where you are going and range from under HK $4 to HK $26.

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Shanghai

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Written by on 20 February, 2009, 10:58

Shanghai is China’s largest city and also one of the largest cities in the world. About 18 million people live in Shanghai, if you include all the suburbs, and 10 million if you only count the city itself.

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Great Wall of China

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Written by on 29 January, 2009, 2:29

The Great Wall of China was built in the year 200 BC by the first emperor of China, Shi Huangdi. He built it to protect himself from enemies. The wall was reinforced during the Ming dynasty, between the years 1400-1600 and was in all about 6000 km long.

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Forbidden City

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Written by on 29 January, 2009, 2:28

The Forbidden City was the emperors’ palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The area within the walls is 7.7 million square feet and there are 800 buildings with a total of 8000 rooms. The Forbidden City is the world’s largest collection of preserved ancient buildings and is on UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Summer Palace

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Written by on 29 January, 2009, 2:27

Summer Palace Summer Palace was originally built in the Jin dynasty, and later it developed into a luxurious park where the imperial families could spend their summers. The Summer Palace is a little higher than the Beijing city so the temperature is slightly lower during the summer.

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Chinese New Year and the Spring Festival

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Written by on 29 January, 2009, 2:26

The Chinese use the same calendar as us and most of the world (the Gregorian calendar), but it is mostly because of practical reasons. However, almost all holidays follow the old traditional lunar calendar. Therefore, New Year occurs on different dates each year, between late January and February.

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Temple of Heaven

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Written by on 28 January, 2009, 7:34

Temple of Heaven is a park with Taoist buildings and temples, and is located in southeast Beijing.

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Ming Tombs

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Written by on 28 January, 2009, 7:24

The Ming Dynasty Tombs is an area where 13 emperors from the Ming dynasty were buried.

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Beihai Park

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Written by on 28 January, 2009, 7:14

Beihai Park is located northwest of the Forbidden City and it is a traditional Chinese park with a long history that starts in the 10th century.

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Shopping in Beijing

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Written by on 28 January, 2009, 6:55

Shopping in Beijing is mostly great fun because prices are so low. However, you need to sharpen your ability to bargain to avoid paying too much. There are many places to shop in Beijing and I list a few below, the biggest and most popular shopping place.

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Ye San Po

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Written by on 28 January, 2009, 3:18

Ye San Po is a natural and very beautiful nature reserve, southwest of Beijing, with high mountains, forests and deep valleys.

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Tiananmen Square

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Written by on 28 January, 2009, 3:14

Tiananmen Square is a large square in the middle of Beijing, which received its name from Tiananmen gate at the northern end of the square. The square has a great cultural significance in China where it has been the site of many historic events, including founding the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949.

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Underground city

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Written by on 28 January, 2009, 3:09

The underground city is located 45 miles north of Beijing city and had a militarily important strategic location during the war. During the Japanese invasion of China in 1938, the villagers built an underground system of tunnels to escape the Japanese who killed and burned everything in their path.