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CHINA TRAVEL GUIDE

The Shanghai skyline during the day

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 Terra-Cotta 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, new "free markets" for shopping and a traveler-friendly tourism infrastructure.

BEIJING

OPPOSITES ATTRACT
The Opposite House, Beijing
Located in the heart of Beijing's Sanlitun Village, The Opposite House can be described as a "place of contrasts," where opposites attract and traditional styles mingle with modern ones, creating a harmonizing space that is simple, yet chic.
Read our featured hotel review of The Opposite House, Beijing

Dining room at Cepe, Beijing, CN
RESTAURANTS
Beijing Restaurant Search

Discover the diversity of Beijing cuisine at some of the best restaurants in the city. Taste traditional Asian flavors at Din Tai Fung, offering pillow-soft dumplings. You'll even find Italian food at Cepe and Luce. Search our database and check out the Hot 10 list of restaurants in Beijing.

BUSINESS TRAVEL GUIDE
Beijing
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 this city bathed in an atmosphere of optimism, it's getting easier to negotiate a path through the maze.
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A night view of Beijing, China

Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing, one of our Top 10 Value Hotels Worldwide
TOP 10 VALUE HOTELS WORLDWIDE
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing

This newly upgraded nine-story hotel is a ten-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.

72-HOUR VACATION
Breathtaking Beijing

Once the abode of emperors, Beijing is now a multicultural city in mid-reinvention fueled by China's spectacular economic rise and the controversial 2008 Olympic Games. The link between ancient and modern makes this city one of world's most fascinating places.
Two men walk past an entryway in Beijing

HONG KONG

Hong Kong at night
TRAVEL GUIDE
Hong Kong
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.

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.
An aerial view of Macau in China

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.


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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.
Check out our Shanghai photo gallery for sights, people, food and more!

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.

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.

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.

OTHER AREAS

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 Peninsula Beijing, one of our Top 10 Hotels in China

The Great Wall of China is one of our Top 10 Must-See Travel Destinations
TOP 10 MUST-SEE DESTINATIONS
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.

Great Wall of China Photos

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.
The picturesque landscape of Guangxi Province


For more information, visit the China National Tourist Office at www.cnto.org

Guides for other parts of the world

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