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.

Guangzhou

Guangzhou (广州),also known as Canton or Kwangchow,is a sub-provincial city and the capital of the Guangdong province in the People's Republic of China. It is one of the five National Central Cities. Located in southern China on the Pearl...

Tianjin

Nowadays Tianjin is a dual-core city, with its main urban area (including the old city) located along the Hai River, which connects to the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers via the Grand Canal; and Binhai, a New Area urban core...
Longchang apartments: a former British police station turned into a residential complex. The area has been built between the 20s and 30s of last century and is part of Shanghai International Settlement. The first people who came to live here were...
The world-famous Shennongjia National Nature Reserve (神农架国家自然保护区) includes 2618 square kilometres of forest and has high plant diversity, due to a variety of natural conditions. Shennongjia Forestry District, Hubei, lies within the Daba Mountains ecoregion. The three tallest peaks, not...
Guide to Lijiang: The ancient city of Lijiang was built during the Yuan Dynasty. Lijiang once frequented by legendary travelers such as Joseph Rock and Bruce Chatwin, today it's a very popular destination in China and represents a certain...
China is filled with countless places that enchant visitors, with its mix of ultramodern metropolis, small villages where little has changed over the centuries and striking natural scenery. By having huge deserts, enchanted forests, beautiful white beaches, the highest...

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),...
A village in southwest China staged a traditional wedding ritual this week that pits ancient traditions against modern views on animal welfare in a fast changing country. The ceremony held in the ethnic Kam minority village of Gantuan in Guizhou...
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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...
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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