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15 Usual Things to do in Beijing

15 Usual Things to do in Beijing

Beijing is China’s capital city, and after Shanghai, is the second most populated city in the world with over 21 million residents. Beijing is known for its ancient history as well as modern architecture. In exciting news for most English-speaking countries (Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada, the UK, Ireland and more) Beijing now offers a 144-hour visa-free transit policy, which means you can visit for up to six days without the hassle of obtaining a Chinese visa, and this can be obtained upon arrival. Beijing is already one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, with over 100 million Chinese tourists and 4 million international tourists visiting annually. 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. Want…
18 Sensational Things to Do in Shanghai - China Travel Guide

18 Sensational Things to Do in Shanghai – China Travel Guide

Shanghai is China’s largest city (over 24 million population) and is a global financial hub. Located on the central coast at the mouth of the Yangtze River, Shanghai is also the the world’s busiest container port. All of this commerce makes Shanghai a cosmopolitan center, with a diverse offering of attractions for visitors. Most nationalities will require a tourist visa to visit China, so be sure to plan ahead and allow time for the visa application and processing. 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. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on China:  Looking for a particular destination, see below otherwise you can go to…
The Cost of Travel in China

The Cost of Travel in China

China is one of those countries that is what you make it. In every way. You can see some of the most amazing and eye gouging sights, eat some of the best and worst food of your life, and spend as much or as little money as you’d like. You are the designer of your own travel experience in this country, and in no way is this statement truer than when it comes to the cost of travel in China. 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. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on China:  Looking for a particular destination, see below otherwise you can…
Where to get the best Peking Duck in Beijing at the Shang Palace Shangri-La

Where to get the best Peking Duck in Beijing

While staying at the Shangri-La Beijing, we were lucky enough to enjoy a banquet put on at the award winning Shang Palace which has recently launched a new a la Carte menu representing "a move away from complexity and into simplicity" and what’s more, their new roast Peking duck is also available! Looking for a particular destination, see below otherwise you can go to China Travel Guide to view current posts Read more about China: Which is best part of the Great Wall of China to visit – Mutianyu Or Badaling..? The Cost of Travel in China Business Class review of Singapore Airlines Adelaide to Beijing via Singapore The Luxurious Shangri-La Beijing – Hotel Review Where to stay Beijing China – Quick and Easy Guide 15 Usual Things to do in Beijing The Luxurious Shangri-La Xian– Hotel Review Where to Stay in Xian Business Class review of Singapore Airlines – Guangzhou to…
Wok TOO Café at the Shangri-La Guangzhou25

Luxury Hotel Review of an Urban Oasis Shangri-La Guangzhou

Picture this.... coming off a nice relaxed 2 hour flight, where we are greeted by a very excited man (and I mean very excited!), holding up a Shangri-La Guangzhou sign with our name on it. "HELLO!!!" He shouted from a distance as we rushed up to us, took our hand luggage and led us from the arrivals gate to the baggage collection. He was moving at such a pace that we had to almost run to keep up with him!! The luggage carousel was very slow and took a while to bring our luggage around, when we saw our luggage finally coming around over the other side, this lovely gentleman literally jumped over other people’s trolleys and luggage to quickly grab our bags and ran out again to meet the hotel car, our short time with him was such an adventure! We arrived at the hotel approx. 45mins later, we…

A Luxury Hotel Review of Shangri-La Xian

Get the best deals for the Shangri-La Xian here Arrival – We were met at the airport by a hotel rep and taken to the car, where we drove 30-45mins to the Shangri-La Xian. When we arrived at the hotel, we were greeted by Yoyo who was a guest relations officer, Ruby the communications manager and the lovely Jean-Philippe Jacopin the hotel’s general manager. From the car we were taken directly to our room and Yoyo checked us in, after check in, Yoyo showed us around the room and explained the features and how to use the aircon. Shortly after we met Ruby at Tian Xiang Ge. Room – We were booked into the Horizon Club King room which was located on the Horizon club floor (I love the club room!). The Horizon Club King room is an approx. 38 sqm room with an en-suite bathroom (including a rainfall shower…
luxury Valley Wing Premier Room at the Shangri-La Beijing

The Luxurious Shangri-La Beijing – Hotel Review

Get the best deals for the Shangri-La Beijing here Arrival – Our arrival to the Shangri-La Beijing hotel actually started at the airport where were collected at the gate by a lady in blue who took us through customs and bag collection and dropped us off at the hotel car, it was a wonderful service because otherwise we would have more than likely been lost in Beijing airport for days (it's huge!). Once we arrived at the hotel we were taken up to the club room where we were seated and provided with cold towels and a jasmine tea. We met the lovely Catherine who was the communications manager and were checked in by the club lounge team and shown to our room. Room –  We were located in the Valley Wing which feels much more private and exclusive than the Garden wing. The luxury Valley Wing Premier Room, is…