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  • Top 5 Day Trips from Shanghai

    There are a lot of different things you can do and see in Shanghai, but if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, here are 5 places you can go in a day from Shanghai.

  • Tea and Wuyi Mountain

    Qing China guarded the secret of tea cultivation closely and no foreigners were allowed to stray from designated treaty ports where tea, as well as porcelain and silk, were traded under close supervision. Then along came Scottish botanist Robert Fortune, a kind of Victorian 007 who was able to infiltrate the Bohea Hills (as Mount Wuyi was known to the West) committing an act of industrial espionage that would change the world – he learned the secrets of tea cultivation and transported the plant to India, thus ending a Chinese monopoly that had persisted for over two millennia.

  • Dishes Every Foodie Should Try In China

    10 Dishes Every Foodie Should Try In China

    Foodies from all around the world flock to China to experience the unique flavors of this incredible country. From the salty yet simple flavors of the north to the hot and spicy flavors of central China, every region has its specific taste which foodies love. If you’re a foodie, here are some of our favorite Chinese dishes from all over the country for you to try.

  • 5 of Shanghai's Best Kept Secrets

    Located on China’s central coast is the massive city of Shanghai. The city is not only the biggest in the country, but is also a global financial hub. With tourists and travelers flocking to the city’s main attractions like the popular Bund, Ya Garden and Xintiandi, the smaller, less popular attractions are often overlooked. These smaller attractions have over the years become some of Shanghai’s best kept secrets.

  • Quanzhou, Mouth of the Maritime Silk Road

    When we think of ancient China, we tend to think of an inward facing culture, an empire possessed by the idea of its own unsurpassable Confucian haughtiness. This is because when Europeans started to arrive in China en masse, Qing China had become a rather xenophobic giant without need for “barbarian inventions” like telescopes or steam engines. When things came to ahead during the first Opium War, China’s fleet of wooden war junks were no match for British gunboats. Little Britain showed Big China that maritime dominion now determined who was boss.

  • Hunan in Five Railway Journeys

    The landlocked province of Hunan in south China is synonymous with hot food and hot-tempered locals. Yet beyond the spicy stereotype, it’s a fantastically diverse place of beguiling red earth hills, misty waterways and prodigious lakes, the banks of which having nurtured some of China’s most celebrated sons and stories. Now the high-speed train is making travel easier than ever. To taste what the lands along the River Xiang have on offer simply hop on and off Harmony Express.

  • 3 Best Hiking and Trekking Experiences in China

    The three best hikes and treks in China that take you to unique and breathtaking landscapes

  • 5 Very Different, But Extremely Beautiful Places In China

    5 Very Different, But Extremely Beautiful Places In China

    Being such a massive country, China has so many diverse landscapes. From stunning rice fields and lush national parks, to quaint old towns and vast mountainous regions, these landscapes are all so different, yet beautiful in their own unique way.

  • The Architectural Heritage of Kaiping

    Arriving in Kaiping, a small, nondescript town on the eastern edge of the industrial Pearl River Delta region, you'd be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about...

  • The best dumplings in Shanghai, no doubt!

    Shanghai is home to the finest dumplings in the world. Say hi to Xiao Long Bao and Sheng Jian Bao.

  • 5 feminine products that are hard to find in China

    China is the home of cheap clothing and products, but although it seems like everything is made in China, it may not be readily available in China. So leave a section in your luggage for these 5 feminine products that are hard to find.

  • First Time Travelers To China

    5 Things First Time Travelers To China Need To Know

    ​From the language and culture to the food and festivals, China is a country known for its diversity. With people everywhere, loads of noise and a constant hustle, first time visitors to this country can easily get overwhelmed. Before you land on Chinese soil, here are a few things first time travelers need to know to make your trip to China an awesome one.

  • Eat egg embryo in Nanjing?!?

    Arguably one of the best thing about traveling is eating different and new cuisine! However, would you be up for eating chicken embryo?

  • Top Five Destinations in May

    With the coming of May, the temperature of most parts of China has reached warm level. The best season to visit China is coming. If you have any plans to travel in China, you'd better grasp the right time.

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