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Dec 27, 2015

Macau Sightseeing

Macau Sightseeing destinations are Fishersman's Wharf, Macau Tower, Macau Museum and the Historic Centre of Macao.

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Dec 27, 2015

Macau Casinos

You must visit Macau casinos while travelling on the golden route of China. This little town next to Hong Kong, is to overtake Las Vegas Strip in 2007 as the world’s gaming capital.

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Dec 22, 2015

China Travel Golden Route - A Life Time Experience

A native Chinese walks you through the China travel golden route. It is an ideal routing for your first visit to China. Sightseeing tips and language aid.

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May 25, 2015

Brief History of China

Things you see on the golden route are tightly bond with China history. Let's walk through the 5000 years brief history of China, from a traveler’s perspective.

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May 25, 2015

A Day Trip to Macau

Macau is an hour from Hong Kong by ferry. You would find large and beautiful casinos and great Portuguese food here. An ideal destination for a day trip from Hong Kong.

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Mar 23, 2014

Hong Kong at Night

Hong Kong at night has the most beautiful in the world. There are many interesting things to do to spend a night in Hong Kong.

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Jan 25, 2014

Hong Kong Chinese New Year Food

Photo tour of various Hong Kong Chinese New Year Food. Delicious home-made and restaurant foods that are popular in Hong Kong during Chinese New Year.

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Jan 25, 2014

Hong Kong Chinese New Year

A summary of the Hong Kong Chinese New Year Cantonese traditions.

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Jan 18, 2014

Hong Kong Chinese New Year Weather

Some interesting facts about Hong Kong Chinese New Year weather. Relationship between dry winter and wet year.

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Jan 09, 2014

Best Macau Walking Tour

Routing and photo tour of the best Macau walking tour - see the best of Macau.

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Jan 05, 2014

Mutton Soup

Mutton soup and dumpling dinner are the most representative foods in Xian. Try not to miss either of them.

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Jan 05, 2014

Dim Sum Photo

Dim sum or yum cha is a life style of Hong Kong. It is also a unique catering culture here. Take a preview of the dim sum photo gallery before enjoying them.

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Jan 05, 2014

China Foods

China foods are delicious. Please make an effort to taste all the China foods that I recommend in this chapter. Otherwise you'll miss the best of the best.

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Jan 05, 2014

Hong Kong Seafood

Hong Kong seafood is world famous. I am going to preview a Hong Kong seafood dinner with you.

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Dec 09, 2013

Xian Tour

Xian tour is the pearl of China Travel. If you are interested in ancient Chinese civilization, culture and history, your Xian tour is a recipe to satisfaction.

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May 26, 2013

Hong Kong: Big vistas and even bigger ambitions

When Batman flew by helicopter over Hong Kong harbour five years ago, he made minor movie history. Film aficionados will know that the scene from The Dark Knight was the first in a major feature film to be shot with an IMAX camera. The director, Christopher Nolan, chose it for one reason – the pictures it captures are simply enormous.

It was a wise decision. A single glance doesn't really do Hong Kong's iconic panorama justice, but by taking to the skies, the Caped Crusader was being a bit of a wimp. In 1881, a Scottish railwayman called Alexander Findlay Smith became convinced of the possibility of building a funicular railway up the impossibly steep Victoria Peak, the island's highest mountain. Now, his engineering is Hong Kong's most popular attraction.

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May 18, 2013

Bun Festival at Cheung Chau, Hong Kong

長洲太平清醮
If you visit Hong Kong in the recent few days, you would have noticed the Bun Festival which attracts a lot of attention. Thousands and thousands of people flood into Cheung Chau to take part in it.

What is Bun Festival?

Bun Collection Competition video from CCTV

In fact, the name itself does not fully describe what’s up at Cheung Chau. The proper name of the activities going on is called 太平清醮. 太平 means peace. 醮 will need a little more words to explain. It is a high profile and large scale cultural ritual which consists of a series of events and the Bun Collection Competition is the highlight to wrap up the whole function. May be for easy understanding to foreigners, people simply call it Bun Festival. In fact, to be more accurate, it should be called the Peace Ritual.

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May 11, 2013

China's terracotta warriors come to Bucharest

Four of China's precious terracotta warriors and one terracotta horse are on display at an exhibition named "Treasures of China," which opened Monday in Bucharest, at the National Museum of Romania's History.

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May 08, 2013

Terra Cotta Warriors of Xian

Terra Cotta Warriors is a full-scale replication of the Qin Dynasty Army of 2000 years ago. They attract millions of visitors to Xian each year.

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May 05, 2013

China's high-speed trains attract frustrated fliers

China's high-speed rail network is now the world's busiest with daily ridership exceeding 1.3 million

China launched the country's first high-speed service in 2007

The rapid construction has raised doubts about the service's safety and commercial viability

The government plans to complete a 25,000-kilometer high-speed network by 2020

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Apr 20, 2013

Hong Kong History

Here is a summary of Hong Kong History. We'll talk about how a fishing village becomes Asia's World City.

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Mar 13, 2013

Free Stuff - Everything Free Here

Free stuff finely selected by China Travel Golden Route. Free download of professional images and videos and many others.

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Feb 22, 2013

Window of the World

Window of the World is an ideal day trip from Hong Kong. Your day trip guide to experience of travelling around the world in one day!

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Oct 27, 2012

Hong Kong Shopping

Hong Kong shopping experience has convinced thousands of visitors and have recent gained the title of 'Asia's Best City for Shopping'.

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Aug 20, 2012

Five Reliable China Travel Tips

Five reliable China travel tips to maximise your fun and safety while traveling to China.

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Jul 03, 2012

Chinese Olympic Champions 2008

A dedicated page to record Chinese olympic champions 2008 in Beijing. Please come back everyday for updates.

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Jun 29, 2012

Hong Kong Travel

Hong Kong travel is going to offer a completely different experience from any other cities on the China travel golden route. Here you you’ll witness how ‘one country, two systems’ works.

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Jun 28, 2012

Ocean Park Photo

I have recently taken some Ocean Park photo including some very lovely and rare breed seajelly. Hope you like them.

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Jun 28, 2012

Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Ocean Park is the world's 7th most popular amusement park. Take your kids here to learn about marine animals while having fun in Hong Kong.

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May 05, 2012

Hong Kong Airport

Hong Kong Airport - World's Best Airport - 2001-2005.

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Apr 30, 2012

Small Home Business Ideas

Anna tells her story of how she built this travel website. It is also one of her small home business ideas.

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Jan 14, 2012

Macau Food

Macau food and Portuguese food are super stars of food in Macau. Eating out should be one of your major Macau travel objectives.

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Jan 12, 2012

Hong Kong Skyline

Hong Kong skyline is extremely stunning! A Symphony of Lights held every 8pm makes it even more spectacular.

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Jan 04, 2012

Great Wall of China

Your Great Wall of China experience is guaranteed to be unforgettable. It is the number one place you should visit during your Beijing travel, or even China travel.

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Dec 05, 2011

Career

The author of China Travel Golden Route is actually a headhunter. Here is her page on career, giving some advices to job seekers.

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Nov 23, 2011

Li River Cruise

Li River cruise is perhaps the most scenic cruises on earth. You must be thrilled by this stunningly beautiful journey along the China travel golden route.

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Nov 01, 2011

Xian Incident

Xian Incident is an extremely critical event in contemporary Chinese history. As a result, Chiang Kai Shek agreed to form a united front with CCP to go against Japanese invasion.

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Oct 27, 2011

Beijing Tour

Having a Beijing tour is actually walking through the history of China from ancient to recent times. Spend a week in Beijing if possible to discover the best of China travel.

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Oct 26, 2011

Chinese Food Picture

This Chinese food picture gallery focuses on details of Xian dumpling feast and mutton hot pot. Both are must-eat items when you travel China.

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Oct 26, 2011

Cave Formation

While you visit the fabulous limestone caves in Guilin, do you want to know how about cave formation? This page tells you how limestone caves are formed.

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Oct 19, 2011

The Peak of Hong Kong

The Peak of Hong Kong is the number one tourist destination here. It is the best place to view the world-famous Victoria Harbour and have a panoramic view of Hong Kong.

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Oct 18, 2011

Great Wall of China tour

Chinese refer a Great Wall of China tour to be a life-time experience. Let's browse the four most famous sections of the Great Wall in Beijing and make the best plan.

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Oct 15, 2011

Learn Cantonese for Hong Kong Travel

Learn Cantonese for Hong Kong travel is just a matter of fun. English is widely used in Hong Kong.

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Oct 15, 2011

Chinese Language

In this chapter, we are going to get familiar with the Chinese Language before visiting China. We'll learn to read Chinese names. We'll also try to learn Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Oct 15, 2011

Chinese Olympic Champions

2008 Olympics is going to be held in China. Would you want to know how Chinese did in the previous Olympics? Check Anna's favourite Chinese Olympic champions and their profiles.

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Oct 14, 2011

China and Hong Kong Weather

Please check this page on China and Hong Kong weather before packing your suitcase for visiting the China travel golden route.

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Oct 14, 2011

Empress Dowager Cixi

Bio of Empress dowager Cixi who ruled over China (behind the curtain) between 1861 and 1909. She's also the woman who embezzled the fund reserved for building a navy fleet.

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Oct 14, 2011

Shanghai Day Trip

What would be the best things to do in a Shanghai day trip? See this page for tips.

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Oct 14, 2011

Hong Kong Flights and Beijing Flights

Want to visit China? Start by looking for flight to Hong Kong or Beijng. There are numerous Hong Kong flights and Beijing flights, connecting both cities to the world.

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Oct 13, 2011

Goose Pagoda

The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a typical Buddhist architecture from Tang Dynasty. It is 1300 years old, a place rich inTang Dynasty culture.

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