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Budget Travel Guide to Beijing

Budget Travel Guide to Beijing

The Chinese capital is a top tourist destination, but while the rest of the country offers low prices for travellers if anywhere is going to break the bank it’s going to be Beijing. How expensive is China to travel to? In general, the answer to this is no, but the big cities, and especially Beijing have in recent years seen price hikes as the standard of living increased rapidly and the value of the Chinese Yuan goes up and up. It's still not expensive by western standards, but with increasing costs for hotels, food and entrance tickets, it all adds up. That's why we put together our budget Beijing travel guide, so you can save money and still make the most of your trip to the city! Plan your trip to China Need data for your trip to China? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per…
Luxury Travel Guide to Beijing

Luxury Travel Guide to Beijing

Beijing is a vibrant city of contrast, between old and new. With a wealth of history dating back of 3,000 years and countless historical monuments, the Chinese capital has grown into a economical powerhouse with skyscrapers and impressive cityscapes whilst maintaining its distinctive culture and traditions. The essence of China can still be uncovered in the hidden corners of Beijing, in Hutongs, public alleyways with a view into what life was like in China’s past, a living museum. Culture and tradition can be seen in the parks where you can observe groups of elders practicing Tai Chi, playing Chinese instruments or whiling away the day playing Chinese checkers. The rich and diverse flavours of China can be found in its markets, a window into the culture and traditions of its people. With a booming economy, Beijing has grown to cater for luxury tourism and business travellers, which make up part…
Where to stay Shanghai

Where to stay in Shanghai, China

Shanghai is the largest city in China. It is located along the country’s central coastline and has beautiful views of the Pudong district’s skyline across the Huangpu River. Not only is Shanghai the financial center of China, but is is also a global financial hub. China is home to several of the most populated cities in the entire world and with a population of 24.5 million people, Shanghai is no exception. It’s virtually impossible for such a large city not to have something for everyone. There are so many districts in Shanghai, each with a different feel. If you are interested in culture, you can visit Xujiahui or if you’re a shopaholic, you’ll love East Nanjing Road. For party animals, The Bund is probably the area that you will enjoy the most. You might even be interested in several areas and with Shanghai’s top notch public transport systems, you can…
Where to stay Beijing China - Quick and Easy Guide. The sheer size of Beijing means that there is a wide variety of things to do, places to see and places to stay. Beijing is rich in culture and history and several popular areas of the city reflect this, such as Qianmen and Wangfujing.

Where to stay in Beijing China

Beijing is one of the most populated cities in the entire world with a population of over 21.5 million people. As such, the tourism industry in China’s capital city is booming! The sheer size of Beijing means that there is a wide variety of things to do, places to see and places to stay. Beijing is rich in culture and history and several popular areas of the city reflect this, such as Qianmen and Wangfujing. Other areas like Nanluoguxiang and Xi’dan are better known for their extravagant shopping malls, as shopping is quite a major activity in China. Tourists with any and all interests will find an area of China that caters to their specific interests- it’s all about finding which one suits you best. We will cover off all types of Beijing accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Beijing hotels as well as how to decide where to stay…
Where to Stay in Xian

Where to Stay in Xian

The capital of the Shaanxi province of Central China, Xi’an has a rich history going back more then 3,000 years, and today is an important economic and industrial hub, with many cultural and educational offerings. Xi’an is also a major transportation hub, making access to other parts of China very easy, whether you prefer to travel by plane, train or bus. One of the biggest tourist attractions in Xi’an are the terracotta warriors, about 40 kilometers from Xi’an city center. The platoons of clay soldiers were only discovered in the 1970’s, and the site features over 7000 warriors, 600 horses and 100 chariots. Xi’an is the closest city to the Terra Cotta Army, but while you’re here, there are many other things to see and do. To help you decide where to stay in Xi’an, we’ve rounded up the most popular districts, and some of the best Xi’an hotels for…
Where to stay in Macau

Where to stay in Macau

If you are headed to the “Vegas of China,” you are in for a good time! Macau has become known as the gambling capital of the world and is increasingly popular with travelers from all over the world. Hong Kong is just an hour away by ferry, so Macau is even popular as a day trip from Hong Kong. If you want the full “Vegas” experience, though, you’ll want to stay in one of the fabulous Macau hotels available. Travellers are spoilt for choice with Macau places to stay, so we’ve put together a guide of the best areas to help you decide where to stay in Macau in 2019. Whether you are looking for cheap hotels in this area, or want to go all-out luxury, we can help you find the best hotel in Macau. We will cover off all types of Macau accommodation options from Hostels to luxury…
Where to stay in Guangzhou

Where to stay in Guangzhou

The largest city of Southern China’s Guangdong province, Guangzhou is a port city on the Pearl River. China’s third largest city, with more than 14 million people, the city has history dating back to 214 AD, set against a modern evolution of technology. The city is also known as Canton, and is the birthplace of Cantonese food, which the rest of world knows a “Chinese food.” Although the city is huge, public transportation is comprehensive throughout Guangzhou, and the city is divided into ten districts, three of which (Tianhe, Liwan and Yuexiu) fall in the city center. Deciding where to stay in Guangzhou is an important first step in planning your vacation in the Guangdong province. Check out the Guangzhou districts below, and choose the best Guangzhou hotel for you. We will cover off all types of Guangzhou accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Guangzhou hotels as well as how to…
The Best Day Trips from Beijing

The Best Day Trips from Beijing

With its unstructured traffic and crowded streets filled with everything from strange vehicles to food vendors, the Chinese capital might seem overwhelming, and it is not uncommon to experience a cultural shock when arriving in Beijing. This metropolis is also full of significant cultural and historical sites, beautiful parks and stunning examples of traditional and contemporary architecture though! Read our guide to learn more about what sites not to miss - in and out of Beijing with our guide to the best day trips from Beijing! Plan your trip to China Need data for your trip to China? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't forget to get Travel Insurance, it's best to always be prepared! I would recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com, which is available to people from…
The Ultimate Guide to Shanghai

The Ultimate Guide to Shanghai

The remarkable skyline of The Bund, the cosy Old French Concession and an incredibly vivid art scene are only some of the things that characterize this Chinese metropolis. Shanghai is a popular destination for tourists, business travellers, backpackers and…everyone else, really! Shanghai is a true treasure chest, and we’ve created this guide to help you navigate among the many Shanghai attractions and all the quirky things to do in Shanghai. Plan your trip to China Need data for your trip to China? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't forget to get Travel Insurance, it's best to always be prepared! I would recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com, which is available to people from over 130 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and…
Which is best part of the Great Wall of China to visit - Mutianyu Or Badaling..?

Which is best part of the Great Wall of China to visit – Mutianyu Or Badaling..?

“He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man” I’d imagine that the Great Wall of China is on everyone’s bucket list and if it isnt on yours, then damn well put it on! This wonder of the world was built between 220–206 BCE.. Take yourself back to the Ming Dynasty and imagine what it would be like to scale the terrain with massive rocks, all to build this wall of defense from invaders, the only way to get a sense of truly appreciation of the bloody hard work it took to build this “wall” is by visiting it. So the decision is made, you are travelling to China and you’re visiting the Great Wall, now comes the tricky part, picking which part of the wall to visit….. There are hundreds of day trips and tours you could organize, I originally went with Viator, which offered fairly good price.…