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Major News Media Outlets
China’s official news agency.
The first English daily published in Communist China, widely circulated across the country.
A reliable news source related to China travel industry.
China National Tourism Administration
China’s national travel industry regulator and provider of comprehensive information on the various sectors of the travel industry. This is also where one finds in-depth analyses of the country’s robust travel industry such as market trends.
China Fact Book
Comprehensive and updated information of China put together by China specialists at the CIA.
Essential Information for Canadians Travelling to China
Provided by the federal government of Canada
All about China – information from the US State Department. Information on US embassy and consulates across China can be found at this site.
China Weather Information
China Weather Information Service provides up-to-day weather forecast and information climatological information.
Flight Status & Airport Weather by Weather.com
Please check with the airline of this website before going to the airport.
China Travel Reading List
A list maintained by Laurus Travel staff.
Useful Chinese Phrases
Practice your Chinese before you go.
Major Tourist Attractions
Located in the heart of the city, the square is 880 metres from north to south, and 500 meters from east to west… click on link to read more
The Forbidden City
Also known as Palace Museum or Gu Gong in Chinese, Forbidden City was the place where the emperors of Ming… click on link to read more
Temple of Heaven
Situated in southeastern Beijing is China’s largest extant sacrificial temple where, during the Ming and Qing dynasties, the emperor conducted the elaborate… click on link to read more
West of the Forbidden City is a wide expanse of water called Tai Ye Chi… click on link to read more
The Summer Palace
Known as Yi He Yuan in Chinese, Summer Palace is one of the best-preserved royal garden complexes in Beijing. The imperial resort was first named Garden of Clear Ripples… click on link to read more
The Great Wall of China
Zigzagging over 6,000 kilometres from east to west along the undulating mountains…click on link to read more
The Ming Tombs
Fifty kilometres northwest of Beijing stands an arc-shaped cluster of hills fronted by a small plain. Here is where 13 emperors of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) were buried, and the area is collectively known as the Ming Tombs… click on link to read more
Hutong – a brief history
Hutong refers to an ancient alleyway unique of Beijing with siheyuan or ”4-sided house” on both sides… click on link to read more
The Grand Canal of China
At 1,794 km the Grand Canal (Da Yun He) is the world’s longest man-made waterway, connecting the present cities Beijing and Hangzhou, which served as dynastic capitals… click on link to read more
On the last day of 2002, China became the first country in the world to have a commercial maglev… click on link to read more
Established in 1952 and frequently cited as the best museum in China, the Shanghai Museum moved to its present location at People’s Square in late 1995… click on link to read more
General Joseph Warren Stilwell (March 19, 1883 – October 12, 1946) was a United States Army four-star General best-known for his service in China and Burma… click on link to read more Food, Culture & History
Peking Roast Duck
Peking Roast Duck is a famous duck dish from Beijing that has been prepared since the Yuan Dynasty… click on link to read more.
Beijing opera or Peking opera is a form of traditional Chinese theatre which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. It arose in the late 18th century and became fully developed and recognized by the mid-19th century. The form was extremely popular in the Qing Dynasty court and has come to be regarded as one of the cultural treasures of China. Major performance troupes are based in Beijing and Tianjin in the north, and Shanghai in the south. The art form is also enjoyed in Taiwan, and has spread to other countries such as the United States and Japan… click on link to read more
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