Asia

China

vital statistics
  • Beijing
  • 1.357 billion
  • Standard Mandarin
  • Renminbi
about China

China is a country of contradictions and contrasts. Where else can you find communist soldiers sipping Coca-Cola? But it’s also a country of surprises. Cities like Shanghai may be the poster children for shopping and new-world decadence, but the other extreme – sedate, rice terrace-laden countryside and lush jungle-like hinterland – can still be found.

Living history – Tiananmen Square, the Terracotta Warriors and much more beyond – can be witnessed around every corner. After all, this is China, a country that has been continuously settled for around 4000 years. In a country this size, the regional cultural differences are as supremely varied as is its cuisine, so traversing the vast land is an adventure in itself. From the stark beauty of the Gobi Desert to the white beaches and coconut palms that dot the coast of the South China Sea, there’s more to China than a little red book and a bloody big wall.

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PINGYAO, CHINA

You may not have heard of this Chinese city, but we’re going to give you an...

You may not have heard of this Chinese city, but we’re going to give you an excellent...

BEIJING, CHINA

Having enchanted travellers for decades, the Trans-Siberian Railway...

Having enchanted travellers for decades, the Trans-Siberian Railway celebrated its...

GANNAN, CHINA

Travel often takes us back in time and Norden Camp is no exception. Built by...

Travel often takes us back in time and Norden Camp is no exception. Built by Tibetan...

MT HUANGSHAN, CHINA

Huangshan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was a major inspiration for the...

Huangshan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was a major inspiration for the fantasy world of...

XINYI CITY, CHINA

Learn how to bend an iron bar and smash bricks with a single fist studying...

Learn how to bend an iron bar and smash bricks with a single fist studying the ancient...

BEIJING, CHINA

Are thoughts of razor-sharp blades through splayed fingers too much for you...

Are thoughts of razor-sharp blades through splayed fingers too much for you to consider...

SHEN JI RESTAURANT, GUANGZHOU,...

Hate pigeons? You’re not alone. Shooing them away from public squares may...

Hate pigeons? You’re not alone. Shooing them away from public squares may give you a...

MENGLUN, CHINA

Tucked between banana palms and the curving Luosuo River rests...

Tucked between banana palms and the curving Luosuo River rests Xishuangbanna’s first...