Blog - China Travel Tips

5 Tips for First Time Mountain Hikes in China

For those looking for an exciting and rewarding mountain climbing experience in China, the country boasts numerous awesome peaks with dozens of trails that are on par with the best in the world and meet all abilities and interests. However, for your first mountain hike in China, here are some basic tips and advices. >> Check ETC's best China walking/hiking tours  1. Assemble the ...
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Easy Travel in China: How to Find Fast and Free Wi-Fi

So you want to keep connected with family and friends when traveling in China and share them your daily experiences and travel photos? And have to check emails and read online from time to time? China’s fast-developing technology and internet has assured an ever-expanding Wi-Fi coverage throughout the country, which is going to bring travelers much convenience.  At the Hotel Nowadays ...
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Langmusi: An Unknown, Distinctive Tibetan Town in South Gansu

Hidden in the mysterious Gannan Amdo Tibetan Area, at the juncture of Zoige County, Sichuan Province and Luqu County, Gansu Province, Langmusi (郎木寺) is a primitive, solitary Tibetan town. It is unknown to the world, but another should-not-missed destination for Tibet culture chasers - here, Amto Tibetans and Muslims live together peacefully, great stretches of mountains, meadows, rivers and ...
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Chinese Phrasebook for International Travelers

To break the language barrier is the first and foremost thing when travelling in China, especially when you are backpacking in China. Despite the fact that Chinese kids are learning English from primary school onwards, it is still a barrier that most overseas travelers may come across. Therefore, you’re encouraged to bring with a Chinese Phrasebook or learn a few words and phrases in advance. H ...
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Useful Travel Tips for Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan

Approximately 400km away from Chengdu, with a tranquil area surrounded by nine primitive Tibetan villages, Jiuzhaigou Valley is one of the most charming scenic national parks in China and features 108 crystal lakes, intoxicating waterfalls and streams, snow-capped mountains, as well as numerous wide fauna and flora. However, given its relatively high altitude and special customs, visitors are en ...
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9 Tips for Safe Traveling in China

Is China safe now? By and large, the answer is yes. The public security here is good; people are friendly, enthusiastic and reliable. However, when it comes to tour China for international tourists, the country has a few 'rules' that you should keep in mind to avoid potential danger and stay safety.  Here are nine tips for a safe and worry-free China tour. 1. Pick a decent hotel with c ...
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Take Great Photos of Yourself When Travelling Alone

When traveling with friends or tourist groups is fairly meticulous and nervous, many prefer to travel alone, all fun and surprise, without travel buddies restricting them from discovering new things. But how are you supposed to get those pictures of yourself to record the wonderful journey if you're going it alone?  Here, we collect tips and tricks for taking a great selfie on the journey, ...
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