Advertisements
//
archives

Travel

This tag is associated with 84 posts

Ignorance is no excuse – Chinese tourists are learning how to behave


Two Chinese tourists in Berlin in early August “were arrested after posing for photos while making the Nazi gesture in front of the historic Reichstag building …… German law forbids the use of some symbols affiliated with banned organizations in public, such as gestures, uniforms and flags, including those linked to the Nazis.” A tour … Continue reading

China says Central & Eastern European countries should implement attractive tourist visa policy for Chinese people


Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) should accelerate the implementation of visa on arrival, visa-free, and multiple entry visa policy for Chinese tourists, according to Li Jinzao, head of the China National Tourism Administration who was at the China tourism information day conference in Budapest on Thursday. Increasingly, countries have been implementing very attractive and … Continue reading

Tibet: Train journey to Lhasa


This is the second in a series detailing a trip to Everest Base Camp (Tibet), which started in Beijing and an ass-busting walk along The Great Wall  (1). My travelling companions and I, suitably chuffed from our successful exertions,  flew to Xining for some preliminary acclimatisation. Beijing is not much over 40 metres above sea level … Continue reading

On Tour: The Great Wall of China


What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, or in my case, what happens in Beijing stays in Beijing is one of those clichés that is used with a bit of a nudge and a wink to describe a trip with one’s predominately male friends who tend to think of themselves as legendary party animals. Wanting … Continue reading

China and Malaysia hint at Uighur Muslim terrorist attack on missing plane


The opinions expressed in this article are those of “The Star Online” (published by Malaysian Chinese Association), and not necessarily those of China Daily Mail. There is speculation that militants from China’s Uighur Muslim minority could be involved in the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 airplane, as it occurred just one week after knife-wielding assailants killed … Continue reading

How North Korea copes with China’s uncouth tourists


North Korea’s tourism workers may look down on their boorish northern visitors but they also appreciate their big-spending ways When hordes of Chinese tourists descend on Pyongyang, there’s a mixed reaction from North Korea’s tourism workers: they are pleased their No 1 visitors will be splurging on everything from souvenirs to casinos, but then there’s … Continue reading

Why are Chinese tourists so rude?


After almost every ‘rude Chinese tourist’ story, unfortunately, made SCMP.com’s top-10 list, I decided to give the question some serious thought They are seen as pushy, loud, impolite, unruly, and they are everywhere. And although destination countries welcome the tourism dollars the Chinese spend, they loathe the chaos and hassle some mainland tourists bring upon … Continue reading

The Chinese on a personal level: White man in China


I went to China in 2011 by way of Hong Kong. I met up with a friend of mine I had met in Vietnam who was living in Hong Kong; he offered to show me around. Hong Kong, of course, is China: “one government, two systems”–although the Hong Kong citizens have different passports. I crossed … Continue reading

Changzhou, China


In Changzhou there is a historical theme park called Yancheng ChunQiu Land. It is a beautiful park built up to illustrate a part of Chinese history called Spring and Autumn period. From around year 770 BC to 476 BC there was a period in Chinese history called Spring and Autumn period. During this time the … Continue reading

Suzhou Studio (Chris H Lynn)


Suzhou Studio is a video featuring the traditional Chinese art of weaving, filmed by Chris H. Lynn. Set in Suzhou.

Zhu jia jiao: A watertown in Shanghai


If you want to visit an ancient watertown in the outskirts of Shanghai, Zhu jia jiao is just the right place for you. There are nice canals running through the town, and the best way to explore the city is by taking a boat trip along the canals. It is a very relaxing ride in … Continue reading

Bodies in Motion (Chris H Lynn)


Bodies in Motion is a video in the “Reconstructing Seventeenth Century Chinese Landscape Painting” series, by Chris H. Lynn. Set in Nanjing.

Morning Fisherman – Nanjing, China (Chris H Lynn)


Morning Fisherman is a video from the “Reconstructing Scenic views from Seventeenth Century Chinese Landscape Painting” series, produced by Chris H. Lynn Location: Xuanwu Lake, Nanjing, China

A visit to Shaoxing


Shaoxing is a smallish city in Zhejiang province about 200 km south east of Shanghai. Shaoxing is today mostly known for its fabric manufacturing. It is a nice city surrounded by beautiful scenery. There are plenty of things to do and see in the area. The highlight in the area is the East Lake (Dong … Continue reading

Off The Beaten Track – Beijing: Episode 5 “The Market Collector”


Anne Gonschorek and Jessica Dowse show a China beyond the guide books. Join them to meet interesting characters and learn about Chinese culture first hand.  

Asia Extended: Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver


On the flight from San Francisco to Calgary, my American-Chinese seat neighbour was candid about the population density of Hong Kong and China. As we approached the runaway, the vast snow-covered open land prompted him to comment that we should import people from the two countries to lighten their weight. He was in Calgary on a … Continue reading

Off The Beaten Track – Beijing: Episode 4 “The Rickshaw Driver”


China Radio International’s chief explorers Anne Gonschorek and Jessica Dowse show a China beyond the guide books. Join them to meet interesting characters and learn about Chinese culture first hand.

Off The Beaten Track – Beijing: Episode 3 “The Veggie Musicians”


China Radio International’s chief explorers Anne Gonschorek and Jessica Dowse show a China beyond the guide books. Join them to meet interesting characters and learn about Chinese culture first hand.

Off The Beaten Track Beijing: Episode 2 The Street Food Vendor


China Radio International’s Anne Gonschorek and Jessica Dowse show a China beyond the guide books. Join them to meet interesting characters and learn about Chinese culture first hand. https://vimeo.com/40498162

Off The Beaten Track Beijing: Episode 1 The Fortune Teller


China Radio International’s chief-explorers Jessica Dowse and Anne Gonschorek show a China beyond the guide books. Join them to meet interesting characters and learn about Chinese culture first hand. https://vimeo.com/41137103

Hong Kong Avenue Of Stars


January 31st 2011: The Avenue of Stars is a salute to eminent Hong Kong film workers for their devoted contribution to local and world theatres. With many visitors to Hong Kong being fans of Hong Kong’s movies, the Avenue of Stars also serves as a tourist attraction. It was opened to the public and visitors from … Continue reading

March 21 1963 Alcatraz Closes


On March 21st 1963, Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay closed down and transferred all it’s prisoners to other institutions, according to official government sources. At it’s peak period of use in the 1950s, “The Rock,” or “America’s Devil Island” housed over 200 inmates at the maximum-security facility. Alcatraz remains an icon of American prisons … Continue reading

Chengdu China Giant Panda Breeding Base


July 29 2010: The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is a non-profit organisation engaged in wildlife research, captive breeding, conservation education, and educational tourism. It’s go.al is to be a world-class research facility in all these areas The Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987, with six giant pandas rescued from the wild. … Continue reading

Oahu Hawaii Sea Life Park


November 16 2007: Sea Life Park Hawaii is located on O’ahu, one of Hawaii’s most famous islands. Oahu is known for its natural beauty, history, culture, and attractions. Sea Life Park adds to Oahu’s magic by providing a unique opportunity to interact with exotic sea life and animals. There is swimming with dolphins and sea … Continue reading

Bandung Indonesia Tangkuban Perahu


September 2nd 1977: Tangkuban Perahu is a volcano 30 km north of the city of Bandung, the provincial capital of West Java, Indonesia. It is a popular tourist attraction where tourists can hike or ride to the edge of the crater to view the hot water springs and boiling mud up close, and buy eggs cooked … Continue reading

Jakarta Indonesia "Seven-Up Man" Monument


August 31st 1977: The monuments in Jakarta, many of which are built on roundabouts,  are usually called by local names, and are most often referred to as a way of giving directions. Many of the locals don’t actually know what the monument is supposed to depict. The Statue of Dirgantara (Father of the Heavens Monument) … Continue reading

Hangzhou China NAFLE Drama Competition


November 23 2011: While living in Hangzhou, China, I was invited to write and direct a play for the Year 7 “Ruling Class” students. The play won the Zhejiang Province Division of the NAFLE Drama Festival, and the students are now scheduled to participate in the National Finals of the competition, to be held in … Continue reading

Exploring the Ancient Sites and Streets of Wenshu Temple and Beyond


Published at eChinacities online magazine Many visitors come to Chengdu for the temples, the shopping, the restaurants and sightseeing. Wenshu Temple and surrounding area has all that and more. Lined with quaint buildings in the ancient Chinese architectural style, each part of this fascinating area has its own feel and its own culture, yet it … Continue reading

Vegetables with a Vengeance – Meat-free Dining in Chengdu


Published at eChinacites online magazine Like most other Western foods in Chengdu, or China for that matter, many vegetarian restaurants never seem to get it quite right. However, there are a few that are surprisingly good, even if their menus overly emphasise tofu-based dishes. That’s fine, if you really love your tofu. However, for those … Continue reading

Where to Get a Good Pizza in Chengdu


Published at eChinacities online magazine Pizzas are a staple for many Western travellers, and Chengdu has a lot of expats looking for pizzas. Pizza is a little taste of home, a link to sanity and the “real world.” So the question arises: where can one get a good pizza in Chengdu? For the traveller who … Continue reading

Chengdu’s Tibetan Quarter – Gateway to Tibet


Published at eChinacities online magazine Many consider Chengdu to be the gateway to Tibet, so it is only reasonable that visitors to Chengdu would want to visit the Tibetan Quarter. Chengdu’s Tibetan Quarter, or Little Lhasa, is located in the south-west of Chengdu, near the First Ring Road. It is in close proximity to two … Continue reading

Dubai Autodrome


The Dubai Autodrome is the region’s first fully integrated motorsports facility. The complex, a part of the Union Properties Motorcity development, not only includes an FIA sanctioned 5.39km circuit, which offers six different configurations, but also incorporates a Race & Driving school and a CIK approved Karting track. Officially inaugurated in October 2004 when it … Continue reading

Wollongong: Grand Pacific Drive


Similar to Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, NSW now has a picturesque driving route of its own, called Grand Pacific Drive and it is something to be seen. Despite being a response to a falling rock problem in the northern part of the coastal city of Wollongong, the NSW government have turned a bridge into a … Continue reading

Bourke, NSW


Bourke is a town and Local Government Area in the north of New South Wales, Australia. The town is located approximately 800 kilometres north-west of Sydney, on the south bank of the Darling River. At the 2006 census, Bourke had a population of 2,145, of whom 815 or 33% identified as Indigenous Australians. The site … Continue reading

Jiading Confucius Temple in Shanghai


Jiading is an ancient town located in Jiading District, about 20 kilometres northwest of Shanghai. On the southside of Jiading, in South Street, is the famous Confucius Temple, known locally as Jiading Kongmiao. It is one of the biggest and best preserved temples in Eastern China. It also serves as the Jiading Museum, and provides … Continue reading

Dubai Beaches


Dubai has a number of excellent beaches and beach parks. Dubai’s main beaches run along Jumeirah Road. In truth, it is one long beach divided up by hotels and private clubs, interspaced by a few public access beaches. The Jumeirah beaches have soft white sand that slip into the shallow warm turquoise waters of the … Continue reading

Diamond Head Hawaii


Diamond Head is the most famous volcanic crater in the world. It is located on the South-east Coast of O’ahu, at the end of Waikiki, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was originally named Laeahi by the ancient Hawaiians. The name meant “brow of the tuna” and looking at the silhouette of the crater from Waikiki, … Continue reading

Canberra Parliament House


The most striking and readily recognisable feature of Canberra is Parliament House. Parliament House replaced Old Parliament House, and was officially opened on 9th May 1988 by Queen Elizabeth II. Much of Parliament House is buried beneath Capital Hill. Though security has tightened since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US, Parliament House is still … Continue reading

Dynamic Tower Dubai


The Dynamic Tower in Dubai is the first Building in Motion to be constructed in the world, and it will herald a new era of architecture and become a symbol of Dubai, the city of the future. The developer is Rotating Tower Dubai Development Limited of Dynamic Group. Created by revolutionary architect Dr David Fisher, … Continue reading

Hatta Village (Heritage Village) Dubai


The Hatta Village, or Dubai Heritage Village, is constructed around an old settlement and is a recreation of a traditional style mountain village set in an oasis. The Dubai Heritage Village helps you discover the old world charm of barasti or palm leaves and mud houses. There’s a large central fort and tower which overlooks … Continue reading

Ten Cent Tape Fools Border Security


So much for biometrics and immigration security. A South Korean woman managed to fool a million-dollar fingerprint reading machine in Japanese border controls using a simple piece of tape stuck to her fingers. It happened at Tokyo airport. The woman has repeatedly entered Japan using the same trick without anybody noticing. Japanese officials say that … Continue reading

Old Bastakiya District Dubai


The old Bastakiya district, in Dubai, UAE, is a step back in time to the days before electricity and air-conditioning, where traditional courtyard houses were cooled by wind towers. It gives a glimpse of the way Dubai used to be. Old Dubai was famous for its wind towers that lined the Creek on both sides, … Continue reading

Camel Racing In Dubai


The former president of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed, endorsed camel racing and provides financial support for citizens who are caretakers of camels. Camel races take place on an annual basis, mostly during the late October to early April racing season and periodically throughout the year. The races generally take place on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays … Continue reading

World Islands Dubai


The World Islands of Dubai is a man-made archipelago of 300 islands constructed in the shape of a world map and located 4 kilometres off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Like the Palm Islands, also in Dubai, they are built mainly using sand dredged from the sea. All the artificial island projects are … Continue reading

Palm Islands Dubai


The Palm Islands, also referred to as The Palm Dubai and The Palms, are the world’s three largest man-made islands, which are being built on the coast of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The project is being handled by Al Nakheel Properties (Nakheel Corporation), which will increase Dubai’s shoreline by … Continue reading

Seattle Space Needle


The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World’s Fair, yet even today, it is still the number tourist attraction in all Seattle. The old fairgrounds surrounding the Space Needle house numerous attractions that in themselves attract a lot of tourists. The Space Needle “complex” where the old fairground was (now called the Seattle Centre) … Continue reading

Goulburn Waterworks Museum


Goulburn Waterworks became operational in January 1886, to provide a reticulated water supply to the growing City of Goulburn. Before 1886 the residents of Goulburn would have collected water in tanks or wells, or purchased supplies from a carter. The demand of the growing city resulted in the Rivers and Harbours Board installing a waterworks … Continue reading

Goulburn Overview


Goulburn today is a world renowned fine wool area, symbolised in the city by a three story high concrete castrated sheep, but it also has a secret in it’s grand old buildings and magnificent cathedrals, which look like they were transported stone by stone from Britain. But Goulburn also holds the secrets of the settling … Continue reading

City Of Goulburn


Welcome to the first article on the Travel Australia website. This is a collection of stories about the history and sites the great country Australia. First up is my home town, the City of Goulburn, Australia’s First Inland City. Goulburn is rich in history, and has many sites to see. For the photographer and artist, … Continue reading

Java Indonesia Pawon Temple


The Pawon is one of three exactly aligned Buddhist Temples, located in Central Java, and each a mile apart. The exact religious relationship between the three is known to exist, but is a long-forgotten mystery. The Pawon is located exactly central between the Borobudur, one mile north-east, and the Mendut, one mile south-west. There is … Continue reading

Advertisements

Type 407 Training Visas

Get An Australian Diploma

Learn How To Sell Real Estate To Chinese Buyers

Sell Your Real Estate To Chinese Investors

China Daily Mail

China Daily Mail is not affiliated in any way with The China Daily or the government of the People's Republic of China.

Enter your email address to receive an email each time an article is published, or join our RSS feed. 100% FREE.

Want to write for China Daily Mail?

Read "Contributor Guidelines" above to join our team of 68 contributors. Write news or opinion about issues in China, or post photos and video. Promote your own site.

Recent Posts

China Daily Mail Stories Have Been Featured In:

Advertisements