UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China

UNESCO World Heritage titles are a recognition that a site or a monument is worthy of being preserved and visited for year to come, because it plays an extraordinary role in people's cultural and natural treasures. China has many places that are inscribed on the UNESCO list, and many that are tentative heritage sites. Whenever you know that the place you are visiting is a UNESCO World Heritage Site you can be certain that it is worth the time and energy that you spend on it. China's heritage... [ read more ]

5 fun things to do in Xi'an

5 fun things to do in Xi’an

Long before Xi'an as we know it now came to exist, there was a city called Chang'an, which was the home of emperors, artisans, warriors and merchants. Chang'an, the Xi'an of the olden days, has a past filled with glory and riches thanks to its strategic position on the Silk Road. Xi'an used to be one of the end of the Silk Road, and it reached the pinnacle of Chinese civilization thanks to its mix of cultures, its wealth and its power, but all of this was all gone by the 10th century. Even w... [ read more ]

5 great family travel destinations in China

5 great family travel destinations in China

China is a wonderful place to discover on your own, when you have all the time in the world and few responsibilities, with only a pack on your back and a map in your pocket. However, despite the fact that this huge country is a great destination for holidays made up on the go, it also lends itself for carefully planned holidays with children. Parents who want to bring their kids along on their trip to China won't have to worry about finding attractions and destinations that will keep the bor... [ read more ]

A guide to historic Xian

A guide to historic Xian

The proud and ancient city of Xian has been the capital of China for over a thousand years, under the rule of a dozen dynasties and many remarkable rulers. A city such as this could not avoid becoming a center for art, culture and knowledge, and even today, when its glory has faded considerably, Xian is still enveloped in some of the past mystique. A visit to Xian is an essential part of any travel experience in China, not only because it holds some of the most dramatic sights in the country... [ read more ]