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China Provinces

China has thirty-four provincial-level administrative units covering seven geographical regions. In the north, there are Beijing, the capital, Tianjin Municipality and the other three provinces. Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning are the three provinces in the northeastern part that have chilly winters. In the east, including six provinces and Shanghai City, mainly covers the developed eastern coastal area. Southern areas are subtropical and is comprised of three provinces and Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan. The traditional Cantonese culture began in this region has been a highlight of Chinese culture until now.

Southwest area has four provinces and one city located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau and Sichuan Basin. A number of ethnic groups inhabit this region. In the Northwest, which is inland and has the most complicated landform, is composed of five provinces, ready to offer an explorative China vacation. Also, it is the birthplace of the long history of the nation along the Yellow River. Henan, Hubei and Hunan are in the Central part which serve as transportation hubs both on land and water.

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Questions & Answers on China City Guide
Asked by Emma from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 16, 2019 17:48Reply
Hello. I am planning to go from Guangzhou to Shanghai by fast train.
However, due to the the longish train ride, I want to stop midway between the Guangzhou and shanghai and stay there for like 3 - 4 days. What is the best city to go to that has the best attractions?
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Answered by Connelly from SINGAPORE | Mar. 20, 2019 23:34

You are suggested to go to Fuzhou City in the half way. There are several attractions, such as Wuyi Mountain, Fujian Tulou, Sanfang Qixiang Old Block and Fuzhou National Forest Park.
After touring around, you can take the bullet train to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. The duration is around 6.5 hours.
Hope helpful!
Asked by VANILLALOVER1 | Feb. 05, 2019 04:54Reply
Going to china next month for 5 days.
is there any recommendation for the best place or the best tourist spot in China?
thank you...
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Answered by Mila from USA | Feb. 14, 2019 00:46

Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an are hot tourist destinations. You can make full use of time to visit these cities. Each of them has many popular attractions, such as Great Wall, Terracotta Army, the Bund and East Nanjing Road.
If you want to join in a tour group, you can consult I had one group with them before. Their service is awesome. If interested, their contact information is

Hope helpful!
Answered by VANILLALOVER1 | Feb. 15, 2019 20:07

Mila, thank you for the advice. appreciated much
Asked by Lily from SINGAPORE | Jul. 25, 2018 20:16Reply
I am planning a trip to Beijing and hope to add in some nearby place into the 10 days trip.
Would like to hear suggestions on where to go. If we include xian by train possible to add any other plan ? We are a family with adults, one senior and a few teenagers.
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Answered by Dylan from FINLAND | Jul. 26, 2018 20:59

I think going to Xi'an is available, you can spend three or four days in Xi'an to see some historical sights.
Asked by Maverick from SPAIN | Mar. 13, 2018 06:05Reply
3-4 days trip in China
Hi. I live in Beijing and I will have 4 days on April to make a short trip, but I haven't decieded yet where to go since I have already been in the major tourist cities near Beijing (Datong, Pingyao, Taiyuan, Xi'an, Tianjin and Qingdao). Any recomendation? I would prefer to travel by train.
Thanks in advance.
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Answered by David from SINGAPORE | Mar. 13, 2018 21:21

Shanghai and cities nearby is a good choice for this trip. I’d like to give you some advice:

Day 1: arrival in Shanghai and stay near the Bund or Nanjing Rd Pedestrian Street. You can spend the rest time to wander around.
Day 2: Yuyuan Garden – City God Temple – Oriental Pearl Tower.
Day 3: take a bullet train to Suzhou and visit Humble Administrator’s Garden – Suzhou Museum – Tiger Hill – Lion Grove Garden – bullet train back to Shanghai.
Day 4: visit Disneyland Park and prepare to leave.
Answered by Maverick from SPAIN | Mar. 14, 2018 21:06

Thank you for the information, but I forgot to mention that I have already been in Shanghai, Nanjing and several cities from Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong. Also Chengdu, Hong Kong and Chongqing.
Since I dont want to take a flight, I dont know many other options.
Thanks again
Answered by Maria from CANADA | Mar. 15, 2018 01:27

Are you interested in Zhangjiajie? At the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, there is suspend glass bridge. You can take a high speed train from Beijing to Changsha, and change to a long-distance bus to get there. You can also viist the Fenghuang Ancient Town. By the way, direct buses from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang are availale.

You can search for both places which I am sure you would love to visit. 3-4 days in the two places will be worthwhile.
Asked by Sara from USA | Feb. 12, 2018 02:13Reply
Planning a trip to Shanghai China
We are planning for a 10 days trip to Shanghai China.
We are hiring a car for personal use. And please suggest us what will do next to stay comfortably and enjoy the trip?
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Answered by Mile from SINGAPORE | Feb. 12, 2018 20:13

I think you’d better find a guide to accompany you to better enjoy the journey!
Answered by Rose from SINGAPORE | Feb. 13, 2018 00:27

City bus & subway network are quite convenient in the city. They sometimes can be better choice than private car. You can travel on your own to most attractions with public transportation. Also Shanghai sightseeing bus is highly recommended to plan 1-2 days' tour.

To travel the surrounding cities like Hangzhou and Suzhou should not be missed. You may turn to a travel agency like Travel China Guide for hassle-free trip. If interested, here is the contact:!
Answered by Sara from USA | Feb. 13, 2018 04:42

Thank you for the information.
Answered by VANILLALOVER1 | Feb. 05, 2019 18:17

I think better to contact some travel agency for a tour guide :)
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