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Destination Guides

Beijing
Chengdu
Chongqing
Guangzhou
Hangzhou
Hong Kong
Macau
Shanghai
Xi’an

Accommodation

China hotels – Search for discount hotels in China with lowest rates guaranteed.

Travel Guides

China National Tourism Office – United States branch of China Tourism.

Travel China Cheaper – Expat Josh Summers provides helpful tips for travel in China.

Blog Posts

Solo travel in China guide – China can be an intimidating place to travel with the lack of English signage and unfamiliar food. clairesfootsteps.com has put together a guide for those who are travelling without the help of a tour.

The best VPN for China – One of the frustrations of visiting China is how much of the web is blocked by the government. I didn’t realise this until I arrived, so finding a reliable VPN (virtual private network) while I was there was a time-consuming process. This guide by adventuresaroundasia.com is a good introduction to finding a good VPN.

Tours

Viator Tours – Tours and things to do in China as hand-picked by Viator.

Books


China: A HistoryChina: A History by John Keay.

Taking into account the country’s unrivaled, voluminous tradition of history writing, John Keay has composed a vital and illuminating overview of the nation’s complex and vivid past. Keay’s authoritative history examines 5,000 years in China, from the time of the Three Dynasties through Chairman Mao and the current economic transformation of the country.


The History of China in 50 Events: (Opium Wars - Marco Polo - Sun Tzu - Confucius - Forbidden City - Terracotta Army - Boxer Rebellion)The History of China in 50 Events by Henry Freeman.

As one of the oldest civilizations in the world, China has a vast, rich history. This book has been broken down into a series of straightforward, easy-to-read vignettes. Events include: The Great Flood – The Great Wall is begun – The Terra Cotta Army is created – Gunpowder is invented – Great Anti-Buddhist Persecution – Marco Polo travels to China – The Forbidden City is completed – First Opium War – SARS outbreak.

Guide Books

Lonely Planet China

Photos

China Photo Gallery – Photo gallery of my visits to China.


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