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Travel in China to Save Money during an Economic Crisis

Travel Plan during an economic crisis can be challenging. You will be worried about your finances. However, you really want to have a vacation. All of this talk about the failing economy make you upset. Take a deep breath. Relax. It's possible to realize your travel dream within your limited budget.

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Water Cube

Located in Beijing Olympic Green, the Water Cube, known as the National Aquatic Center, is one of the three landmark buildings with the other two being the Birds Nest and the National Gymnasium. Covering total construction area of 65000-80000 square meters, the Water Cube has 17000 seats during the period of the Beijing Olympic Games, with 6000 permanent seats and 11000 temporary seats which has torn down after the Olympics. During the Beijing Olympics, it is the main venue for Swimming, Diving, synchronized swimming, Water polo. After the Olympics, it will be the biggest amusement park on water to public.

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Chinese Table Manners

Being an important part of Chinese culture, table manners in China have formed to be a perfect system with a long history. In people’s daily life, the table manners are regarded to be very important for banquet is not only the place for dining but also for sociality. Chinese people are taught these table manners since they were children. No matter you are a host or a guest, it is necessary to master these golden rules.

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Bird’s Nest

Bird’s Nest, which is also known as the National Stadium, is one of the finest Olympics architecture. Located at the southern part of the Olympic Green in Beijing, the Bird’s Nest is the largest steel structure architecture in the world with using 110,000tons of steel which were all made in China. During the Olympics, there are 91000 seats, including 8000s permanent and 11000 temporary seats. It is the venue to host the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, the track and field competitions, and the football finals. The Bird’s Nest will continue to host sports.

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HK transport tops for tourists

HK transport tops for touristsA survey has shown Hong Kong's transport network and its Immigration Department are the top attractions of the city by tourists.

A survey was conducted as to visitors' attitudes towards Hong Kong. Coming out top were the transport network and the Immigration Department.

The two scored 799 and 76.7 points, respectively, out of 100 in a poll of 2,841 tourists conducted from May to August this year.

In terms of tourism satisfaction, the scores put transportation and immigration ahead of attractions, which notched up 73.9 points, shopping with 73.2 and hotels with 72.4.

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Great Wall's Mutianyu sectionmakes plans for more renovation

Foreign leaders with travel plans to scale the Great Wall might be excited about the Mutianyu section's plan to open up an additional 500 m next year.

"The main renovation and construction of the 502-m section is mostly complete now, but the monitoring system still needs to be installed," Yang Kaihuai, general manager of Mutianyu Great Wall Travel Service Corporate told Beijing Youth Daily on Monday.

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Harbin Ice and Snow World opens to tourists

Harbin Ice and Snow World opens to touristsPeople visit an ice sculpture for the upcoming 26th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, December 24, 2009. The 26th Ice and Snow Festival will kick off on January 5, 2010.

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All that glitters is gold

All that glitters is goldLongji Rice Terraces, hewn centuries ago from the mountain ridge by local ethnic groups, still form the backbone of local livelihoods in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

Minority culture and splendiferous landscapes tempt increasing numbers of tourists to spend time vacationing in rural Guangxi, says Erik Nilsson.

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Bird's Nest opens winter snow gala

All that glitters is goldThe iconic showpiece Bird's Nest has kicked off a winter wonderland in its bid to deal with its post-Olympic economic difficulty.

The 57,000 sq m area offers a ski slope, ice rink, snow sculptures and snow mountain and scooters. A total of 5,000 seats in the south part of the stadium have been removed and built into a snow slope.

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Macao logs nearly 370,000 tourist arrivals during Christmas

Macao recorded a total number of 368,615 tourist arrivals during this year's Christmas holidays, according to the figures released on Monday by the Immigration Department of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR).

The figures showed that the number of tourist arrivals for this year's Christmas holidays, lasting from Dec. 24 to 27, was 0.73 percent less than the same period of last year.

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Beijing tourism revenue to reach $35 bln in 2009

Beijing is likely to report 240 billion yuan (35.1 billion U.S. dollars) in tourism revenue in 2009, up 8 percent from the previous year, a municipal tourism official said here Friday.

The growth came after 2 million free entrance tickets of major tourist sites were offered this year amid other measures to boost tourism, Gu Xiaoyuan, deputy director of the municipal tourism bureau, told a conference on Beijing tourism market.

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China and Vietnam plan Tourism Cooperation Zone

China and Vietnam are planning to build a "China-Vietnam International Tourism Cooperation Zone" on the border of the two countries to attract more tourists from China, Southeast Asia, Europe and the Americas.

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Tomb of legendary general Cao Cao unearthed in Henan

Tomb of legendary general Cao Cao unearthed in HenanThe tomb of Cao Cao (AD 155-220) about 2,000 years ago was unearthed in Xigaoxue village, Anyang City of central China's Henan Province, according to an announcement Dec. 27 by the Cultural Relic Bureau in Henan. Cao Cao was a famous warlord and politician who built the strong and prosperous Wei Kingdom during the Three Kingdom period (AD 208-280).

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Winter tourism in SE Tibet begins

Winter tourism in SE Tibet beginsThe recent arrival of a 69-member tourist group from southern China's Guangdong Province has marked the beginning of winter tourism in southeastern Tibet's Nyingchi Prefecture.

Tourists to Nyingchi and Tibet's capital of Lhasa will be given bigger discounts on air tickets by the China Eastern Airlines.

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Top Chinese leaders watch Peking Opera in New Year gala

Top Chinese leaders watch Peking Opera in New Year galaBEIJING, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Top Chinese leaders including President Hu Jintao on Wednesday watched Peking Opera at the National Center for the Performing Arts in a gala to mark the New Year.

Top legislator Wu Bangguo, top political advisor Jia Qinglin, and other senior leaders including Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang also watched the performance together with nearly 1,000audience.

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2010 Shanghai World Expo website to open English

SHANGHAI, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- The English version of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo website was scheduled to open Friday, the New Year's Eve, said an official with the preparation committee.

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China Plans to Develop Hainan into Top International Tourism Destination

China plans to build its tropical island of Hainan into the top international tourist destination, in an effort to push forward its economic growth.

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Tibet Travel Permits

There are two documents required for foreign tourists who want to travel in Tibet. One is the Chinese Visa, which you can apply for in Chinese Embassy in your country, one is Tibet Permit, which you have to obtain it in order to enter Tibet. we are able to assist you the process all of those above documents if you book a tour with us.

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Tourism in China

Tourism in China has greatly expanded over the last few decades. The emergence of a newly rich middle class and an easing of restrictions on movement by the Chinese authorities are both fueling this travel boom. China has become one of the world's most-watched and hottest outbound tourist markets. The world is on the cusp of a sustained Chinese outbound tourism boom.

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Kinds of tours

A small group tour is ideal for family groups and close friends. The customized itinerary and luxury vehicle for you own group respect your freedom and individuality. To choose a small group for your travel, you can choose spectacular attractions, comfortable accommodations, a la carte meals and a suitable time. You will share the wonderful scenery and colorful experiences with your family and friends. It will be a good chance to increase intimacy and camaraderie.

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