Top 5 museums in China

Top 5 museums in China

Museums are one of the staples of sightseeing everywhere in the world: tourists have been visiting them for as long as museums have existed. Like books, museums might look very similar, but their contents can be wildly different, and each one of them can offer a unique experience to their visitors, and a new perspective into topics that they thought they already knew. For museum enthusiasts, China is an ideal travel destination. There are more museums scattered across this vast country than ... [ read more ]

5 reasons to visit China

5 reasons to visit China

Picking a travel destination that might be half a world away and spending your precious travel budget on visiting arrangement is not a decision that should be taken lightly, especially if you are a budget traveler. All travel destinations have their advantages and disadvantages, but as long as there are more reasons to go than to stay at home, you will not regret your decision. And if we're talking about China, there are definitely countless reasons why you should visit, regardless of what t... [ read more ]

The Imperial Tombs of China

The Imperial Tombs of China

China is one of the greatest powers of the world today, but that is no news to anyone. Even thousands of years ago, Chinese civilization was known for its science, culture and art, and the heritage of the past is held in very high regard today. The Ming and the Qing Dynasties were two of the most powerful lines of rulers that China has ever seen, and they have shaped the fate of the country since the 14th centuries. Naturally, these rulers are still in a place of honor in Chinese history and... [ read more ]

The best markets in Shanghai

The best markets in Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the cosmopolitan cities in China, always on the move, always evolving, and always able to offer some interesting experiences for those who visit it. Shopping might not be something that all travelers (especially budget conscious ones) like to do, but in Shanghai's bustling markets shopping is like nothing you've experienced before. You can approach the best markets in Shanghai as mere places where you can buy things, or see them as a cultural experience and the beating hea... [ read more ]

5 must-try travel experiences in Shanghai

5 must-try travel experiences in Shanghai

Colorful, mysterious, bustling and ever-surprising Shanghai is like the essence of China concentrated in one big, sprawling, neon-tinged metropolis. Shanghai is one of the most intensely multicultural cities in China, where people, cultures and religions from all over this vast country converge to one place. Looming temples with brightly painted decorations, old palaces that harken back to the days of Imperial China, crowded streets and glitzy shopping centers make Shanghai into one of the m... [ read more ]

The best regional dishes in China and where to eat them

The best regional dishes in China and where to eat them

Chinese cuisine is a very vague concept, and the only thing it could mean is that it refers to dishes and cooking styles that come from China. But China is such a huge country, with such in incredible diversity of culture that it is almost impossible to bring all of regional dishes and cooking methods under the same umbrella. Chinese cuisine is quite possibly one of the most complex and contradictory cuisines in the world, and even when you think you've tasted all of it, you can still surpri... [ read more ]

The most beautiful national parks in China

The most beautiful national parks in China

Such a vast country like China has the huge advantage of geographical diversity: there are so many types of landscapes, from mountains to lakes and forests, even many climates. With such a varied scenery, there are bound to be many areas of uncommon natural beauty, so those travelers who like the outdoors can always escape the confines of the big cities. Many natural sights in China can be found in protected areas, so when you feel the need to completely disconnect yourself from civilization... [ read more ]

The best ferris wheels in China

The best ferris wheels in China

Ferris wheels don't look like the most complicated things that humanity has ever built (especially in China, where you have sights like the Longmen Caves or the Great Walls, which are true marvels of engineering and art), but actually quite a lot of work goes into building a Ferris wheel. And in addition to being quite impressive, there is a huge advantage to Ferris wheels - they allow you to get a good and leisurely look at the scenery without making you feel like you're in danger of fallin... [ read more ]