China Travel and Cultural Wonders

From Our Family To Yours...
Wall Climbing... Chinese Dragons... Bamboo Rafting... Lion Dances... Panda Cuddling... Lantern Making...
From our family to yours... making five thousand years of history and culture come alive...

Welcome to China Family Adventure!

Whether you will be traveling to China with the children, or just want to learn more about those mighty Chinese Dragons...

We bring China to you in these pages, we hope you enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed putting them together!

What is China Family Adventure? This is a site about China for kids and families all over the world, that share our same interest and enthusiasm about China and Chinese Culture.

The site is possible thanks to our many friends and readers who also have kindly contributed their experiences so we can all enjoy and benefit from them.

China Travel with Kids

China Travel

Not only about temples and imperial palaces, Peking Opera and Buddhas... Let's bike those ancient walls, cruise on bamboo rafts, cuddle with Giant Pandas... and so much more! Read more...

Chinese Culture for Kids

Chinese Culture

Chinese Ghosts, Lion Dances and Mighty Dragons... Chinese Lanterns... Good Luck Numbers, Bad Luck Numbers... Zodiac animals, and a fantastic array of colorful festivals... So much to learn! Read more...

China Facts for Kids

China Facts

Want to learn more about China? Here are some facts about this fascinating land... Where is China? What are some animals native to China? What is life in China like?... Read more...


China Travel Adventures With The Kids...

Planning a trip to China with children takes on a different meaning. It has to be beyond the rich culture and beautiful scenery. It's about making more than five thousand years of history come alive...

  • about exploring those ancient walls... by bicycle
  • about cruising the waters traveled by emperors long ago... on a dragon boat
  • about flying kites... in the world's largest square...
  • about keeping the kids engaged, involved, entertained and out of trouble!

China is not regarded as your typical destination for a family vacation with small children. People will tell you it's too crowded, too polluted, all that sightseeing, culture and history will bore the daylights out of them...

Children with Chinese Warriors at the Great Wall

Well yes, it will be crowded and the air quality is a real problem, but with a little planning and an open mind, a China travel experience can be such an eye opener, an exploration journey and fabulous adventure for the family!

Ours started when my parents, who are originally from South China, were keen on visiting their homeland and wanted to bring the grandkids along. It was an experience we will treasure forever. We have ever since gone back a few times and each and every time is special and unique, the changes are just mind-boggling.

And so, a China travel experience isn't just history and the past, it's also about the future, about the impressive transformation this land of contrasts is going through... about the progress and the serious challenges.

We rode one of the fastest trains in the world... at 433 km/hr it took all but 5 minutes to get to the airport in Shanghai. In just over a decade, China has built the largest high-speed rail network in the world, making train travel one of the cheapest and fastest ways to get around China.

Paying with cash or credit cards? That's a thing of the past, this is one area where kids will be in their element as even the noodle vendors on the streets will be collecting money with their mobile phones.

So, yes! Get ready to plan a fantastic adventure, we take you through step by step, from essentials like visas and passports to basics like weather, electricity, internet and connectivity, as well as choosing destinations and things to do according to your interests. Start Planning Your China Trip Here...

Chinese Culture Adventures...

We will be learning about Chinese Culture at every turn... Chinese ghosts, Chinese lanterns... good luck numbers, bad luck numbers... lion dances and mighty dragons... Our favourite Chinese Festivals and how they are celebrated... We take you on that colorful journey as well...

Here are some of our favorite and most popular aspects of Chinese Culture to get you started:

Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Zodiac

Are you a tiger, a horse, a dragon?... In Chinese astrology, there are 12 Chinese Zodiac animals, each has unique characteristics and each year corresponds to one animal. What is yours? Read more...

Chinese Festivals

Chinese Festivals

Traditional Chinese Festivals are the life-blood of Chinese life and culture, all rich in tradition, history, great food, dazzling lights and flashy decorations! These are the most popular ones... Read more...

Chinese Food

Chinese Food

Beyond fried noodles and sweet and sour pork... We take you through the different styles in Chinese cooking, how to serve a Chinese meal, how to eat with chopsticks, ordering dim sum... Read more...


And some China Facts for Kids...

Whether you are researching a bit about China for a school project or just want to learn more about the land and its people, our China Facts for Kids pages will get you started.

Chinese Characters for China

China Quick Facts

First off, a compilation of basic China Facts which should give you a brief introduction to this fascinating country. Read more...

China Geography

China Geography

Where is China? What are the main cities? About China's geographic features and landscapes, flora and fauna, ... Read more...

Life Chinese Market

People and Life

Being such a diverse land, you will find that lifestyles and customs in China vary greatly. Here's more on family life, education, etc. Read more...


And don't forget to check out our maps, from highlights and main cities, to rivers, mountains and deserts, it's a big country!

We are here to share experiences from our family travels in China as well as from our own cultural heritage, and help you on your way to having your own China Family Adventure!

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