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China travel

The great Shanghai road trip

The great Shanghai road trip

Nerves of steel? Check. Driver’s license? Got it. Indulge your spring fever with a weekend road trip to a place most people only see in picture book: Wuyuan
Tea lover's guide to traveling in China

Tea lover's guide to traveling in China

Three top spots to sample China's most well-known teas, each different in climate, geography and taste
Yangshuo: My moment of Zen

Yangshuo: My moment of Zen

CNNGo reader and photographer Darren LeBeuf discovers poetry and stillness in Yangshuo
Vote now: Ctrip Mustache Summer photo contest

Vote now: Ctrip Mustache Summer photo contest

The photos are in, but the jury’s still out on who will take home the prize of a RMB 20,000 Ctrip gift certificate. Someone’s awesome October holiday trip is in your hands, so get voting
China's frontiers: Is there anything left to explore?

China's frontiers: Is there anything left to explore?

Rapid development has opened up vast swathes of China, says a man who has spent much of his life exploring it
9 top cities for 'detective travel'
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9 top cities for 'detective travel'

Murder. Smuggling. Extortion. Here's all the grit your guidebook won't mention, but your favorite mystery writer will
Haunted Beijing: Getting acquainted with the city's spooky side
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Haunted Beijing: Getting acquainted with the city's spooky side

Tortured souls and dates with the afterlife. New tour offers bloody insight into eerie Beijing
Checking in on Chengdu, China’s latest urban star
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Checking in on Chengdu, China’s latest urban star

This city is an economic powerhouse. But it's the culture -- and a few pandas -- that's drawing tourists
The oddest-looking hotel you’ll see this year
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The oddest-looking hotel you’ll see this year

Is it a donut? A horseshoe? A bowlegged cowboy? Sheraton's latest China property is anything but conventional
Gallery: China's crop of outrageous new hotel designs

Gallery: China's crop of outrageous new hotel designs

Jaw-dropping architecture, crazy technology -- when it comes to building Chinese hotels, anything goes
Beijing hotels: 9 fantastic new places to crash
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Beijing hotels: 9 fantastic new places to crash

Five years after the 2008 Olympics construction boom, new Beijing hotels keep right on coming