China travel guide

Forbidden City Beijing
The Forbidden City
was the Chinese imperial palace. For hundreds of years it was the home of the emperors. It’s located in the heart of the city centre.

river cruise china
Li River cruise
The scenery near Guilin is world famous. Top attraction is a cruise on the Li River from the city Guilin to the village Yangshuo

The Chinese domestic airlines use E-tickets. You only need your passport and booking number to check in at the airport. Flights can be easily booked through the internet with instant confirmation. Self-Service Check-In is available for domestic flights at the larger airports. Staff will help you in English.

The trains in China between the large cities are good and fast. There are several classes: soft seat first class / second class, softsleeper, hardsleeper and hard seat. Some high-speed trains also have special seats as VIP and Business Class. Certainly for the short- and middle distances the train is the best way of transportation. The G1 Train from Beijing South to Shanghai Hongqiao has a travel time of 4 hours and 48 minutes; distance is 1318km. In the holiday’s you must book in time otherwise there are no train tickets left.

Allmost all hotels have Wifi or broadband internet access. Hotels in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai are the most expensive. Many properties make reservations for train, airline, city tours or shows for a small surcharge.

China Travel Guides:

Beijing | Chengdu | Chongqing | Guangzhou
Fuzhou | Guilin | Hangzhou | Hong Kong
Jiuzhaigou | Kunming | Leshan | Lijiang | Nanjing
Ningbo | Qingdao | Shangri-la | Shanghai
Shenzhen | Suzhou | Tianjin | Wuhan
Xiamen | Xian | Yangtze river cruise
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