Top Cities in China

Pocket Guide: China

Home to one of the world’s oldest civilisations, some of the planet’s most recognisable landmarks and more people than any other country on earth, China is a country of fascinating extremes. Whether you want to shop, dine and party in Shanghai, explore the colossal monuments and palaces of Beijing, hike, climb and raft in the country’s awe-inspiring National Parks or discover its history and culture in the traditional towns and villages that dot this vast nation, you can with a hotel in China.

Where to Stay in China

Beijing – China’s capital is a must-see during your time in the country. Explore its Forbidden City, walk across the expansive Tiananmen Square, climb the Great Wall and discover the city’s fascinating history in one of its many museums. Tasty culinary delights can be found on almost every corner, ensuring you’ll find plenty of fuel to keep you going as you explore from your hotel in Beijing.

Shanghai – A showpiece of China’s booming economy, a hotel in Shanghai offers world class shopping, monumental skyscrapers, great food and a vibrant nightlife. Stroll along the attraction-packed Bund, learn about the country’s culture in the City God Temple or head to the Yu Garden to relax, unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park – Home to one of the most unique landscapes in China, the rugged peaks and rock formations of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park have attracted visitors for generations. Hike through the park’s lofty pillars, climb the sheer rock faces or raft down its whitewater rivers.

Xi’an – One of the oldest cities in China, book a hotel in Xi’an and you’ll find a great destination for anyone interested in the country’s history. Visit the 2,300-year old Terracotta Army, the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, the Great Mosque of Xi’an and the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor.

How to Make the Most of Your Hotel in China

China’s landmarks are famous the world over. The country’s headlining attraction is its Great Wall, parts of which date back to the 7th century BC. Easily accessed from Beijing, the wall is a must see during your stay in the country. The Chinese capital is also home to the sprawling Forbidden City, The Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven. Travel to Xi’an to see the spectacular Terracotta Army, Shanghai to walk along The Bund, Tibet to see the 17th century Potala Palace and Hunan Province to explore Tianmen Mountain and the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.

Stretching from Russia and Mongolia in the north to Nepal, Vietnam and India in the south, China covers an incredibly diverse landscape. Head to Tibet to climb in the Himalayas, the national parks of the central China for rafting, hiking and fantastic photo opportunities, or visit Xi’an, Beijing and Nanjing for Chinese culture and history. If you’re looking to experience the modern side of China, the skyscrapers, restaurants, malls and clubs of Shanghai are a good place to start, or head to Hong Kong where you’ll find a fascinating city caught between two very different worlds.