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5 amazing bars in Beijing you need to visit

The capital city of China, Beijing is a vast sprawling metropolis which also proudly bears special corners of ancient China. At the end of a long day exploring the likes of the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace – just the beginning of Beijing’s endless list of attractions – you’re going to want to wind down your day in one of the best restaurants or bars the city has to offer...

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Botanical gardens in China that’ll delight garden lovers

One of the main reasons that China is such a popular travel destination is its spectacular nature, whether it’s the variety of natural landscapes, which can range from lush forests to dazzling lakes and dramatic mountains, or the sheer biodiversity of this vast country, which is home to pandas, leopards, monkeys and elephants.   This biodiversity can not only be seen in China’s fauna but also..

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Four ancient palaces in China you won’t want to miss

Alongside a varied and delectable cuisine, thriving metropolitan cities and the breathtaking landscapes you’ll find in China, another reason to visit this diverse and exciting country is its fascinating history. Visiting the stunning palaces in China during your trip is one of the best ways to learn about hundreds or even thousands of years of Imperial Chinese history. Incredible feats of architec..

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8 top Chinese restaurants in Beijing to awaken your tastebuds

As well as history, culture and incredible sights, one of the main delights China has to offer its visitors is its incredible cuisine – take a look at these must-try food experiences in China for starters. There’s no better place to sample China’s many famous dishes than in the country’s capital, Beijing, where traditional Chinese restaurants and neighbourhood haunts now mingle with influences fro..

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Breathtaking landscapes of China you should really see once in your life

Not only home to some of the world’s largest cities and greatest historical treasures, there is a whole array of beautiful scenery in China to be seen during your visit, offering a variety of stunning natural landscapes. China’s sheer size means its landscapes include everything from remote mountain ranges to tranquil rivers meandering amongst limestone columns. You may need to venture slightly of..

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5 unmissable cities to visit in China to really experience the Chinese culture

The world’s most populous country, China is home to hundreds of cities, including 65 with a population of over a million people. Each of these cities has evolved to offer its own unique atmosphere and culture. If you’re wondering where to go in China, you need to visit at least a couple of cities to see their differences and immerse yourself in their explosion of sights, sounds and smells. Here ar..

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The Chinese tea ceremony: everything you need to know

The Chinese tea ceremony is one of China’s most famous traditional customs, and for centuries has been integral to Chinese culture. Before you visit China, read on to find out everything you need to know about this ancient tradition as well as what to do if you take part in one. (more…)..

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Top 4 places to see the Giant Pandas in China

The cuddly giant panda is not only a national symbol of China but also their national animal. China is leading the way in preserving this wonderful species, which has been brought back from the brink of extinction, with numbers of giant pandas in China rising by almost 20% in the past decade.   If you’re wondering where to see giant pandas in China, there are numerous places across the countr..

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7 food experiences in China you should try

China is undoubtedly a culinary giant on the world stage, with Chinese food and restaurants enjoyed all over the world, especially here in the United Kingdom. What many people don’t know is that the food in China is quite different to what has become popular over here, with several well-known dishes being quite different to the real deal in China.   Getting a taste of authentic Chinese food i..

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Top 6 things to do in the ancient town of Pingyao

Founded during the Western Zhou dynasty between 1041 BC and 771 BC, Pingyao is one of China’s best-preserved ancient cities. Awarded World Heritage Status in 1997, Pingyao is one of the stand-out highlights of our China tours from the UK.   Although the city’s origins date back almost 3000 years, this exquisite walled town flourished during the Ming dynasty especially (between 1368 and 1644),..

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