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'Pioneer' Excursion to China's Grand Canyon -- Be Among the First Westerners to Visit Enshi

Sharon Hoge | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

More ancient than the hills, yet too new to be listed in China guidebooks, the breathtaking and mammoth Enshi Grand Canyon and nearby Soaring Dragon Cave are only beginning to emerge as major international tourist destinations.

Why to Go to Wuhan: Ten Attractions in China's
Mammoth Central City

Sharon Hoge | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

A major hub on the Yangtze River, where it intersects with the Han downriver from the Three Gorges Dam, Wuhan is a "triple play" created in the 1920's when what had been the ancient villages of Hankou, Wuchang, and Hanyang joined to form what has grown into one of China's largest cities.

China Is Building The World's Longest And Highest Glass-Bottom Bridge

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.20.2015 | Travel

Timid visitors to China will definitely want to miss this tourist attraction. The country's Hunan province is building the world's highest and longest...

Matt Sheehan

From Coal To Communist Memories: Chinese Town Turns To Red Tourism | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.23.2014 | World

ZHAOJIN, China -- Coal has been the fuel and the scourge of China's economic miracle. Plentiful and relatively cheap, the black rock has driven China'...

10 Spots in China Your Camera Can't Miss

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Gina Ciliberto

There's something to be said for the value of aesthetic pleasure in travel. There's nothing like having your breath taken away by sheer physical beauty. These awesome and magnificent images from China sure prove that.

Well, This Is Poorly Timed

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 10.22.2013 | Travel

BEIJING -- BEIJING (AP) — Forget all the headlines about eye-watering pollution in Beijing and Shanghai — the Middle Kingdom's latest tourism slog...

This View From The Great Wall Is Breathtaking

Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel

If you haven't made a trip to the Great Wall of China, you're missing out on one of the most impressive sites -- and some of the most impressive views...

Major Crowds For China's 'Golden Week'

AP | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel

BEIJING -- BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have asked managers of the country's popular tourism sites to take safety precautions during the curre...

Versace Hotel In Macau Will Appeal To The China

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel

MACAU — Italian fashion house Versace and Macau casino company SJM say the Versace-themed hotel they're planning for the Asian gambling city wil...

Aloha China! (Ready or not...)

Jon Letman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

Perhaps you've never heard of Pingxiang or Dongying, but you can be sure people there have heard of Waikiki. If Hawaii's visitor industry has its way, travelers from cities like these (both of which have more people than the entire state of Hawaii), and megacities like Shanghai and Beijing will soon be vacationing in Hawaii.

'Airpocalypse' Turns Tourists Off China

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — China, one of the most visited countries in the world, has seen sharply fewer tourists this year — with worsening air pollution par...

You Won't Believe Your Eyes

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel

Take a look at this picture for a second. You know where that is, right? That's Paris, obviously. There's the Eiffel Tower, and there are some ...

Are Chinese Tourists Actually Tourists?

Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel

Over the last several weeks, Chinese shoppers on vacation for the Lunar New Year have crammed luxury stores along New York’s Fifth Avenue, Paris’s...

Shanghai Surprises: Religious Tourism in the 'New New York'

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Noel Irwin Hentschel

China's government understands the importance of tourism and they are making the investments necessary to prepare a multi-lingual, service-trained work force to compete globally for tourist dollars.

China Bets On Tourism In Tibet

AP | Posted 06.23.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China will invest 400 million yuan ($63.5 million) to develop tourism in southeastern Tibet by building 22 model villages, the official Xin...

Beijing Expanding Great Wall Tourist Areas

AP | Posted 06.09.2012 | Travel

BEIJING -- Beijing will open two new parts of the Great Wall to tourists to meet high demand for one of the world's most famous tourist attractions, s...

The Hidden Pleasures Of Guangdong

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 05.30.2012 | Travel
Arthur Rosenfeld

Somehow, perhaps alchemically, my Taoist persuasion connected me to a unique subset of Chinese culture, opened secrets of the city and beguiled me with the charms of surrounding Guangdong, a province that most tourists, drawn to the more frequently-visited tourist areas in China's northern throw, never see.

China's Bavarian Beach Town

Fathom | Posted 04.01.2012 | Travel

The city swells for the annual Qingdao International Beer Festival, held the last two weeks of August. In addition to beer, Qingdao is known for its prized mineral water from the legendary Mount Lao Springs.

Europe On Fifteen Hundred Yuan A Day

The New Yorker | Posted 06.12.2011 | World

For several millennia, ordinary people in China were discouraged from venturing beyond the Middle Kingdom, but before the recent New Year's holiday--t...

WATCH: China Now #3 Tourist Destination

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

China has claimed the #3 spot for tourist destinations around the world, behind France and the United States, according to Reuters. In an attempt to ...

China's Second Tier: Where Accidental Tourism Happens

Chi Tung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Chi Tung

This past weekend, I hopped on a long-distance bus to the city of Yangzhou, one of China's fabled destinations of yore.

World's Biggest Spenders On Tourism (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Here's yet another marker of China's growing prosperity: Chinese tourists now spend more on international tourism than do the French, according to a U...

Hot Air Balloon Crashes In China Resort Town, Killing 4 Dutch

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A hot air balloon crashed Wednesday in a southern Chinese resort town with dramatic limestone formations, killing four Dutch tourists,...

China Repoens Tibet For Tourists After Fears Of Riots Ease

Times Online | Jane Macartney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Signalling that the risk of anti-Chinese unrest has subsided in Tibet, Beijing has decided to reopen the Himalayan region's soaring mountains and gild...

How To Crash the Beijing Summer Olympics

Forbes | Gady A. Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Interested in attending the Olympics but didn't plan ahead? You may be in luck--especially if you're a corporate big shot with a private jet and more ...