Essential guide to China

Essential guide to China

China basic facts and notions. Everything for your trip to China - weather, Chinese history, Chinese geography, best time to go, visas, cheapest flights and transport information. Here the China travel guide including detailed information about everything you need to know about China. Here the People's Republic of China essential info page.

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Beijing

Beijing (北京), also known as Peking, is a metropolis in northern China, and the capital of the People's Republic of China.Governed as a municipality under direct administration of the central government, Beijing borders Hebei Province to the north,...

Suzhou

Suzhou (苏州) is a major economic center and focal point of trade and commerce, and the second largest city in the province after its capital Nanjing.Founded in 514 BC, Suzhou has over 2,500 years of history, with an abundant...

Shanghai

Shanghai (上海) is the most populous city in China. As a global city, Shanghai exerts influence over commerce, finance, culture, art, fashion, research and entertainment. The city is located at the middle portion of the Chinese coast, and sits...

Kunming

Kunming (昆明) is a the political, economic, communications and cultural centre of Yunnan, and is the seat of the provincial government.It is also home to several universities, museums, galleries and other important economic, cultural, and educational institutions. The headquarters...

Chongqing

Chongqing (重庆) is a major city in southwestern mainland China and one of the five national central cities.Administratively, it is one of the People's Republic of China's four direct-controlled municipalities (the other three are Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin),...

Shenzhen

Shenzhen (深圳) is a city of sub-provincial administrative status in southern China's Guangdong province, situated immediately north of Hong Kong.Owing to China's economic liberalization under the policies of reformist leader Deng Xiaoping, the area became China's first—and arguably one...

Chengdu

Chengdu (成都), located in southwest People's Republic of China, is the capital of Sichuan province and a sub-provincial city.Chengdu is also one of the most important economic centers, transportation and communication hubs in Western China. According to the...
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Xiamen

Xiamen 厦门 is a coastal city in southeastern China.It is administered as a sub-provincial city under Fujian province in the People's Republic of China. It looks out to the Taiwan Strait and borders Quanzhou to the north and Zhangzhou...

Hangzhou

Hangzhou (杭州) is a major city located in the Yangtze River Delta region of the People's Republic of China, and the capital of Zhejiang (浙江) province.It is governed as a sub-provincial city, and as of 2004, its entire...
The Palace of Great Brilliance, the Daming Palace, in Xi'an, Shaanxi, served as the royal residence of the Tang emperors for more than two centuries. At that time, Xi'An was known as Chang'an, Perpetual Peace, the ancient capital of China...
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