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CHINA TRAVEL GUIDE

Shanghai is a global financial center and China's largest city by population

China Hotels, Restaurants, Spas and More

This vast cultural mecca, the third largest country when measured in area, houses some of the world’s most fascinating treasures such as the Great Wall, the TerraCotta Warriors & Horses and the Yangtze River. But while you can trace the reminders of ancient civilizations, China is also surprisingly modern, with skyscrapers constantly popping up, fine hotels and a traveler-friendly tourism infrastructure. Delve into GAYOT's guide to track down the hotspots in China's major cities.




BEIJING

Stay the night in a penthouse at The Opposite House

OPPOSITES ATTRACT
The Opposite House
Located in the heart of Beijing's Sanlitun Village, The Opposite House is a "place of contrasts," where traditional styles mingle with modern ones, creating a harmonizing space that is simple yet chic.

It's yin meets yang at this Beijing hotel



Dining room at The Schoolhouse in Beijing

WHERE TO EAT
Beijing Restaurant Search

Discover the diversity of Beijing cuisine at some of the best restaurants in the city. From traditional Chinese flavors at Din Tai Fung to upscale Italian food at Cepe, China's capital offers a multitude of quality dining options.

Satisfy your appetite at some of Beijing's best restaurants



The corporate side of Beijing

INSIDER TIPS
Beijing Business Travel Guide
Nowhere in the world do the words "booming" and "economy" go together more fittingly than in Beijing. China is still a tricky place to do business, but with the city bathed in an atmosphere of optimism, it's getting easier to negotiate a path through the maze.

Manage your time and money wisely in fast-paced Beijing



Guest room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing

TOP 10 VALUE HOTELS WORLDWIDE
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing

This newly upgraded nine-story hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Lama Temple. Two on-site restaurants provide a delectable selection of both Western and Chinese dishes.

Enjoy quick access to the city's hotspots



Tiananmen Square is one of Beijing's historic landmarks

72-HOUR VACATION
Breathtaking Beijing

Once the abode of emperors, Beijing is now a multicultural city in the midst of reinvention fueled by China's spectacular economic rise and the 2008 Olympic Games. The link between ancient and modern makes this city one of world's most fascinating places.

Witness the evolution of this flourishing metropolis



HONG KONG

Hong Kong in all its brilliance

CHINESE CULTURE AND BRITISH INFLUENCE
Hong Kong Travel Guide
Like New York, Hong Kong is not a city for the faint of heart. Its pace is non-stop, and its attractions one-of-a-kind. Discover its inimitable pursuits, from dining on dim sum in a Picasso-filled private club to shopping for frogs and orchids on Wellington Street.

Pick up the pace in the big city



MACAU

Discover the highlights of lively Macau

TRAVEL GUIDE
Macau
Best known as a destination for gambling and tourism, Macau (also spelled Macao) is just as rich in culture and history as it is casinos and entertainment. It is home to many museums, churches, temples, galleries and even fortresses that draw tourists from all over the world.

Let Macau entertain you


SHANGHAI

Find reviews of Shanghai restaurants such as Mr & Mrs Bund

RESTAURANTS
Shanghai Restaurant Reviews
Looking for restaurants in Shanghai? Find professional reviews and GAYOT's hottest dining picks in Shanghai.


Read what's being said about these Shanghai restaurants



The sprawling city of Shanghai

SAY CHEESE!
Shanghai Photo Gallery

Browse photos of Shanghai, China, in our travel photo gallery. See the sights, the people and the food of one of the most populous cities in the world.

Get a sneak peek into Shanghai



The Bund Shanghai: China Faces West by Peter Hibbard

CHINA'S CAPITALIST PAST
The Bund Shanghai: China Faces West
Chinese tourism expert Peter Hibbard's informative guide to the Bund, Shanghai's former financial district, offers an in-depth look into the resurgent waterfront neighborhood.

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The Shanghai skyline

BUSINESS TRAVEL GUIDE
Shanghai

Hailed during the 1930s as the "Pearl of the Orient" Shanghai is experiencing a renaissance worthy of its pre-WWII heyday. If you're in town for business, here's where to stay, where to dine and where to relax after hours.

Find your way around the "Pearl of the Orient"



Room at the Portman Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai

MODERN CHINESE SECRET
The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai

Being different at this Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai means you can purchase a pre-WWII motorcycle at the gift shop and charter the hotel's Sheng Rong Guo Ji for a cruise on the Huang Pu River.

Lounge in style at this exclusive Shanghai hotel



OTHER AREAS

A room at Jing's Residence in Pingyao, China

THE BEST PLACES TO STAY
Top 10 Hotels in China

Whether your trip involves taking in the culture and sights of bustling Shanghai or rolling the dice in the gambling mecca of Macau, our list has you covered. These are some of the best hotels where you can get a good night’s sleep while visiting the world’s fourth-largest country.


China Hotel Search



The Great Wall of China is one of GAYOT's Top 10 Must-See Destinations

TOP 10 MUST-SEE DESTINATIONS
The Great Wall of China

Thousands of miles long, passing through 156 counties, the Great Wall of China is the largest cultural relic humans have ever built. Whether you're a travel enthusiast or history buff, this is one site you should add to your bucket list.

Explore the magnificence surrounding The Great Wall of China


Great Wall of China Photos



The picturesque karst peaks of China's Guangxi Province, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Destinations

ROMANTIC TRAVEL DESTINATION
Guangxi Province

Take the love of your life to one of China's most exotic locales, where you can visit the colorful caves, pagodas and former royal complex in the capital Guilin, drift lazily down the river amid otherworldly karst peaks towards Yangshuo and then view the dramatic Longsheng rice terraces.

Go on your next amorous adventure


For more information, visit the China National Tourist Office official website

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