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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HONG KONG, CHINA

Hong Kong’s largest island is just the scenic spot you need to add to your...

Hong Kong’s largest island is just the scenic spot you need to add to your next city...

JIUZHAIGOU, SICHUAN PROVINCE

So impressive is the nature reserve and national park of Jiuzhaigou, located...

So impressive is the nature reserve and national park of Jiuzhaigou, located in the...

BEIJING, CHINA

Food: it’s an important part of China’s culture. In Beijing, there is an...

Food: it’s an important part of China’s culture. In Beijing, there is an array of...

MACAO, CHINA

If you want to really know Macao, let your stomach lead the way. Just a...

If you want to really know Macao, let your stomach lead the way. Just a stone’s throw...

MACAU, CHINA

For a city that's often touted as the 'Las Vegas of Asia', it's no surprise...

For a city that's often touted as the 'Las Vegas of Asia', it's no surprise that Macau is...

MACAU, CHINA

There is always something happening on Macau, a vibrant island just a...

There is always something happening on Macau, a vibrant island just a stone’s throw from...

MACAU, CHINA

For a centre considered one of the most densely populated in the world, Macau...

For a centre considered one of the most densely populated in the world, Macau has its...

MACAU, CHINA

Tucked away within a leisurely stroll of the bright lights of Macao’s...

Tucked away within a leisurely stroll of the bright lights of Macao’s contemporary Cotai...