A traveler's guide to Guangzhou

A traveler’s guide to Guangzhou

Beijing and Shanghai are the largest and most famous Chinese metropolises, but they are not the only one. Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, probably gets less mentions in tourist brochures than its other two counterparts, but to those who know a bit of history, the name of Canton might sound more familiar. Guangzhou, or Canton as it was called in the past, has a distinct language and cuisine - Cantonese. Colorful Guangzhou with its neon-lit skyscrapers, large markets, shopping ma... [ read more ]

The most stunning modern buildings in Shanghai

The most stunning modern buildings in Shanghai

The China of the past, with its temples, small villages and shapely mountains is not quite the entire story, although this is the China that many travelers come to see. This country has a fascinating history and culture, that's obvious, but there is another side to China too - the modern, high-tech, glaringly innovative one. Shanghai has many historical haunts, but it is also a great destination for fans of modern architecture. The skyline of Pudong, the side of Shanghai east of Huangpu Rive... [ read more ]

The Modern Face of China

The Modern Face of China

China is one of the oldest nations and cultures in the world, and though the ancient structures, the natural landscapes all provide an unforgettable view, the modern face of China is not to be dismissed either. The unusual, interesting towers and bridges, squares and buildings all reflect a remarkably innovative mind. After thousands of years of strict tradition and in surmountable rules driving the whole society, it seems that the most populous country in the world is ready to show us something... [ read more ]