Free Tour Award of Chinatraveldepot – Beijing Hutongs and 798 Art Zone Tour

On January 23, 2013, in Beijing, China Attractions, China Travel Gossip, Temples, by Sandy Li

This quarter’s Beijing Free Tour contest has just finished. The lucky winner, out of over one thousand candidates, can choose his company, and visit 798 ArtZone, Hutong, and DrumTower, along with the HouhaiLake. All expenses are borne by Chinatraveldepot. By convention, this tour shall berecorded by a professional photographer, appointed by China Travel Depot. We […]

Beijing starts a 72-hour visa-free stay policy for citizens of 45 countries

According to Beijing municipal authorities, Beijing will start a 72-hour visa-free stay policy for citizens of 45 countries from January 1, 2013. International travelers enjoy 72 hours transit visa policy based on the requirements of the Ministry of Public Security, in arriving at the Beijing Capital Airport, shall comply with the following conditions: 1) in line […]

Vertigo at Huashan Mount

Advice to enthusiasts intent on taking on Mont Huashan on calf-power: don’t take the ascent lightly, you’ll need a good dose of humility and courage if you want to come out unscathed. The Huashan Mount is one of the 5 sacred mountains of China, this is definitely a place to go for your China travel […]

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Being a senior in China

In my first China travel, several years ago, I went to Southern China, near Guangzhou. I didn’t imagine that I would meet that many elderly people hanging out in the streets. Since I’ve never been to Northern China, I thought that it was something typical from the South, since weather is quite warm and because […]

The Republic of Singing People

I know that maybe you won’t have the chance to be really interested in Chinese songs on your China tour, but I’m sure that you have already heard some songs even if you didn’t pay attention to it. People who have never travelled to China may think that Chinese songs are like Japanese or Korean […]

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Chinese tea.

On August 8, 2012, in China Travel Gossip, by Jack Li

When you travel to China you will see that everybody carry a little (or not so little) hard-plastic bottle and that normally it’s filled with tea, in fact if your Chinese Trip is quite long maybe it’s a good idea to buy one. Because one of the major influences from the Chinese culture to the […]

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Banks of China

Wherever you will go, you will always need to find a bank or an ATM machine, especially while travelling to China. Exploring a foreign country with another currency is always complicated, better be well advised before taking your flight to China. First of all, to avoid being fooled with counterfeit bank notes don’t change your […]

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Game day at Beijing Worker’s Stadium

On August 6, 2012, in Activities, Beijing, China Attractions, China Travel Gossip, Entertainment, by Jack Li

Since August seems to be quite athletic with the Olympic games of London 2012, I will write a post about sports too to fit in the atmosphere! I won’t talk about the Olympics games and the great results of Chinese athletes but I’m going to deal with football (or soccer). I have already noticed that […]

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Qingdao International Beer Festival 2012

A China travel in August is not complete until you stop at Qingdao. Let me explain… What is the Chinese most famous beverage in the world? The Tsingtao Beer! And like these past 16 years, the international beer festival will be held at the Chinese beer hometown. In fact because of the beer, we can […]

A taste of Europe at 30 minutes away from Beijing

The 2 biggest cities of China are Beijing and Shanghai, and do you know which one is ranked at the third position? Tianjin (definitely worth to visit during your China tours). Tianjin is opened to the Bohai Sea, it is known as the gate of Beijing with the Occident for political and economical purposes. Indeed […]

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