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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.

Travel Tales

Go World Travel Readers’ Tales

From eating mystery meat in China to meeting a new friend, Go World Travel readers share their adventures.
Travel in Hong Kong

Travel in Hong Kong: Meet the People

Hong Kong residents offer an inside look at their hometown.
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.
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.
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.

The Road by Rickshaw: China’s Taklamakan Desert

In China, sometimes it pays to take the road less traveled.

Video: Tibetan Dance

Carlo Alberto Cavallo offers a fascinating glimpse of Tibet, with her smiling faces, warm colors and awe-inspiring landscape.
Train Travel

Accidental Travel in China

Unexpected travel often leads to unforgettable memories, especially when language is an obstacle.

Video: Around Hong Kong in 7 Drinks

Hong Kong is a blend of east and west. That's evident in the city's nightlife -- and especially its drinks.
Teaching English in China

Finding My Own Path:Teaching English in China

How I learned to stop listening to everyone else and follow my heart.

China: The Shennong River Trackers

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