2.2m daily entry, exit trips expected for May Day holiday

BY XINHUA The upcoming May Day holiday is expected to see an average of 2.2 million inbound and outbound trips made by Chinese and foreign tourists per day, up 5.9 percent year on year, according to the National Immigration Administration (NIA) Friday. This year’s holiday, from May 1 to 4, is a day longer than previous years and suitable for outbound long-distance trips, said the … Continue reading 2.2m daily entry, exit trips expected for May Day holiday

China’s largest ice-themed park closed early amid rising temperature

BY SILVI WRITER China’s largest ice-themed park closed Sunday night as the weather has started to warm up in the country’s northeasternmost province, according to Xinhua News Agency. The 20th Ice and Snow World in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, stopped its operation due to the rising temperature recently, sources with the park said. Opening on Dec 23, it operated for 56 days only. A … Continue reading China’s largest ice-themed park closed early amid rising temperature

Do you know this Red Square? It’s in China, not in Moscow

BY SILVI WRITER You may know the Red Square in Moscow, the Russian capital. But what you may not know is there is another Red Square in China too. It’s neither in Beijing, China’s capital and political centre, nor in Shanghai, the birthplace of the Communist Party of China back in 1921. The Chinese Red Square locates in Haifeng (海丰), a small town with a … Continue reading Do you know this Red Square? It’s in China, not in Moscow

Tired of Hong Kong’s hiking trails? Try this mountain in Guangdong

BY SCMP and SILVI WRITER   The opening of the high speed railway has cut travel times from Hong Kong to places that would otherwise be just too far for a weekend trip. These include parts of the Nanling mountain range, such as Mt Danxia (丹霞山) – a national geopark where red sandstone forms outlandish peaks and rock structures. Mt Danxia has far more to attract … Continue reading Tired of Hong Kong’s hiking trails? Try this mountain in Guangdong

Guess how many MILLIONS of Chinese traveled on Day 1 of the week-long holidays? How much they spent?

BY SILVI WRITER   Domestic tourism revenue generated on Monday, the first day of the week-long National Day holidays, was up 7.19 percent year-on-year to reach 103 billion yuan ($15 billion). Chinese tourist numbers, on the same day, grew by 7.54 percent year-on-year to reach 122 million, just smaller than Japan’s total population of 127 million, official data showed on Monday. Thanks to favorable policies such … Continue reading Guess how many MILLIONS of Chinese traveled on Day 1 of the week-long holidays? How much they spent?

Here is where you find the best Cantonese food. It’s not Hong Kong

BY SILVI WRITER   Maybe you haven’t heard of its name, but this small town is a must of the must-visit destinations for food goers, especially those who love Cantonese food. Located in the heart of the Pearl River Delta region, Shunde (顺德) is considered the home of skilled Cantonese cooks who like to use fresh and seasonal ingredients and preserve their original flavor. With the … Continue reading Here is where you find the best Cantonese food. It’s not Hong Kong

With bullet trains, hometown of Bruce Lee is easy to reach from Hong Kong

BY SILVI WRITER   Travel time from Hong Kong to most cities in the Pearl River Delta Region will be cut significantly following the opening of the High Speed Railway on Sunday. That means for those live in Hong Kong, they will discover more travel destinations nearby, even when they have very short holidays. The city of Foshan is such an attraction. Travel time from … Continue reading With bullet trains, hometown of Bruce Lee is easy to reach from Hong Kong