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China is located in Eastern Asia and is the second largest country in the world by land area. China’s landscape varies from the hills and low mountain ranges in the southern region to the broad grasslands in the north. Travel in China includes some of the world’s greatest known landmarks such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Beijing, the capital city, and Hong Kong, known for its expansive skyline, are some of China’s top destinations.

Wall Space: China’s Great Wall Without the Crowds

Can you keep a secret? Learn where the crowds are, and are not, all along the Great Wall of China.

China: The Shennong River Trackers

They call themselves “River Trackers,” and they are the last generation of their profession.
Train Travel

Accidental Travel in China

Unexpected travel often leads to unforgettable memories, especially when language is an obstacle.
Yao Ming spends a lot of time on the road with the team.

Keeping Up with Yao Ming: China’s Popular Basketball Star

Basketball great Yao Ming brings cultures together with his easy-going manner and his gift with the ball.
Travel in Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Calm Amid the Hustle

The name means “ Fragrant Harbour,” and it probably derives from the scents of flowers that once adorned the hills. Today, there’s lots of traffic.

Video: Tibetan Dance

Carlo Alberto Cavallo offers a fascinating glimpse of Tibet, with her smiling faces, warm colors and awe-inspiring landscape.
Tips on eating Chinese street food

Culinary Courage: Chinese Street Food

Rock the rickshaw with hot pig’s knuckles and lamb skewered on recycled bicycle spokes.
At 86, travel writer Habeeb was determined to see China's Huangshan Mountain. He just took an usual way down.

I Climbed Huangshan Mountain Like the Emperors of Old

At 86, Habeeb Salloum was determined to see China's Huangshan Mountain. He just took an unusual way down.
Running in Hong Kong

Running Away from it All: Places to Race

Races across the globe offer the visitor a chance to meet locals and see the sights in a way few ever do.
In Yunnan, the rice terraces are practical and beautiful. Photo by FLICKR/The rice terraces in Yunnan catch the light. Photo by FLICKR/ Hoang Giang Hai

Exploring Yunnan: A Different Side of China

Though often overlooked, visitors to Yunnan experience a different side of China.
Hot air balloon ride in China

Adrift Over China: Sights From a Hot Air Balloon

Experience Yangshuo, in China’s southern province of Guangxi, from a unique vantage point – just don’t forget to look down!

The Road by Rickshaw: China’s Taklamakan Desert

In China, sometimes it pays to take the road less traveled.
Workers harvest only the pick the smallest, most tender top two leaves on each section. Flickr/Nicholas Turland

Hangzhou’s Dragon Well Tea: Longjing is Fit for an Emperor

In Longjing Village, you can pick tea leaves from the Emperor’s favorite tea garden, and then sample Dragon Well Tea for yourself.
Travel to the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall of China is the largest man-made structure in the world. Flickr/BRJ INC.

Great Wall of China: The World’s Greatest Wall

The Great of Wall of China is the largest man-made structure in the world. Here's how to plan your visit to this unique remnant of China's past.