Top Destinations in China - Where to Go
Top Destinations in China: China is such a great land, where to go? There is history, traditions and natural beauty in spades... and in total contrast, our megacities are a dazzling array of jaw-dropping skylines and futuristic infrastructure. So where should you start? What is there to do with the kids? Read on!
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Top 10 Beijing Tourist Attractions
Coming up with Beijing Top 10 Tourist Attractions is no easy task as the city is home to many of China's most famous historical sights including renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. Beyond historical sites, Beijing is a city that has transformed into a vital, fashionable and vibrant city with many attractions showcasing this transformation, the Olympic Village and a thriving contemporary Art district are examples. Here's our top 10 to get you started!
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China Visa: who needs a Chinese Visa, where to apply for one
China Visa: who needs a Chinese Visa, where to apply for one, how does the 72 or 144 hour visa-free entry work and the latest china visa news. Everyone returning to China has to reapply for their visa, as travel documents issued before the pandemic have been nullified. Passport holders from 36 countries, including Britain, France and Germany, with a valid residence permit can apply for a visa without an invitation letter. But anyone coming from abroad is still subject to Covid-19 tests and a 14-day quarantine.
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Coronavirus in China - Current Travel Restrictions
The Coronavirus or Covid-19 is now a global pandemic. In China, the spread has been contained and many provinces are implementing measures to prevent a new outbreak. Policies and quarantine measures can change without any advance notice and implementation varies from region to region. At the moment, China is closed for foreign tourists. Passport holders from 36 countries, including Britain, France and Germany, with a valid residence permit can apply for a visa without an invitation letter. But anyone coming from abroad is still subject to Covid-19 tests and a 14-day quarantine. Here are the current China travel restrictions due to coronavirus as of August 18, 2020.
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Chinese Ghost Festival
Chinese Tomb Sweeping Day or the Qin Ming Festival takes place in the spring, this is the day Chinese honor their ancestors with offerings of food, incense, and paper money, all part of the ancient traditions and superstitions.
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Chinese Zodiac for Kids
There are 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac. They came when Buddha summoned them to him. A race was held to determine which would be first in the cycle, guess who came in first and why?
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Who Was Confucius?
Who was Confucius? Why was he famous? Confucius was Chinas most famous philosopher. A government official, he saw growing disorder in the system and set out to develop a moral code based on respect, honesty, education, kindness and strong family bonds. His teachings are the basis for religious and moral life in China.
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Chinese Culture... for kids!
Let's explore the many aspects of Chinese culture, from food to festivals, to dragons, tigers and rats. Rats? 2020 is the year of the Rat! Come and learn with us!
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The Chinese Lantern Festival
During the Lantern Festival in the spring, thousands of brightly lit lanterns line the streets, setting the stage for the parades and colorful performances to mark the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations.
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Chinese New Year - for kids!
Chinese New Year started January 25, 2020, the Year of the Rat. The lion dances, the feasts, the parades, the lanterns, the firecrackers! Of all the Chinese festivals, Chinese New Year is for kids of all ages the most loved and anticipated...
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Where There Are Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus
This map shows the countries/territories that have confirmed cases of the virus as of January 26, 2020.
2020 Year of the Rat... What Will It Bring?!
2020 is the Chinese year of the Rat, the Metal Rat to be more precise. What does that mean? What does it have in store? What about babies born in the Year of the Rat? Find out!
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Chinese New Year Greetings - Gong Xi Fa Cai!
What are some common Chinese New Year Greetings? How do you wish someone a Happy New Year in Chinese? Here are some of the most common phrases and sayings during this most important of holidays. Learn how to write them and make your own greeting cards and banners.
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Chinese New Year Decorations
So how do Chinese Deck the Halls? For traditional Chinese New Year decorations instead of shiny red Christmas balls we have shiny red lanterns, orange and mandarin trees replace the Christmas tree, and no boughs of holly, nor red berries... try plum and cherry blossoms instead!
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Chinese New Year Firecrackers
Chinese New Year Firecrackers are lit in front of houses and stores so that the evil spirits are scared away from the loud noises. Paper firecrackers are often used as decorations to add to the lively atmosphere of any Chinese celebration, here's how to make some!
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