China Archive

3 Tips for Booking a China Tour Package

A pre-packaged tour is a convenient and often inexpensive way to experience the best of China’s sights and tourist attractions. Most tours are all-inclusive, taking away all the stress and confusion that might arise if you try to organize your own itinerary in a country where English is not widely spoken. Other benefits of pre-packaged tours include: Continue reading “3 Tips for Booking a China Tour Package” »

Northeast China Travel Guide

Formerly called Manchuria, this region covers a vast, mountainous, and sparsely populated territory in the provinces of Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang. Historically, its nomads took any opportunity Chinese weakness offered to cross the Great Wall and ravage the rich lands to the south. Continue reading “Northeast China Travel Guide” »

The Simplest Way to Tour the Forbidden City in Beijing

Officially termed the Palace Museum (Gugong), the Forbidden City served for 500 years (until the end of the imperial era in 1911) as the source of all power in China, the throne of the Son of Heaven and the private residence of all the Ming and Qing dynasty emperors. Covering 74 hectares and containing some 800 individual buildings, the scale of the Forbidden City is hard to grasp, but visiting this monumental complex is an extraordinary experience. Continue reading “The Simplest Way to Tour the Forbidden City in Beijing” »

A First -Timer’s Tour of Hong Kong Island

The attractions of the island are endless. Hong Kong’s financial centre is here, along with an antiques and curios district, ferry terminals for the islands, beaches and coastal resorts, the Wanchai nightclub area, Victoria Peak (reached by a hillside tram), and some fabulous shopping, dining, and entertainment possibilities. Getting about is easy using either the bus system or the metro (known as the MTR -the Mass Transit Railway). Continue reading “A First -Timer’s Tour of Hong Kong Island” »

Mount Everest Facts

A walk into heaven where the land and sky are all the same.

Climbing and reaching the top of the summit of the Mount Everest is one of the things many people want to accomplish in their lifetime. But few ever realize this dream. Situated in the Himalayas in Asia it is the highest mountain in the world perched at a heavenly height of 8848 meters. Continue reading “Mount Everest Facts” »

Potala Palace Tibet – The Ancient beauty

Wander at the place where prayers since the ancient times resonate through the walls and instill a sense of holiness, where individuals attained nirvana and the secrets of life. Continue reading “Potala Palace Tibet – The Ancient beauty” »