Category Archives: Travel

Relying too Much on Chinese Tourism

Mastercard published a survey that warned that Thailand was becoming too reliant on Chinese tourists to keep its important tourist industry afloat. In 2014 Thailand attracted 4.6 million Chinese  visitors. For that year one in five tourists in Thailand were … Continue reading

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Travel on Chinese Trains

I did a big tour of China in the summer of 1997. I started off in Hunan Province and went north to Beijing and then Xi’an. We carried on up to Inner Mongolia and then did the long haul west … Continue reading

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Catching the Chinese Tourist Buck

Chinese citizens were not allowed to travel to foreign countries until recently. With their growing amount of disposable income they are able to visit countries they previously could only dream about. Tourism makes up 9% of the global GDP. In … Continue reading

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China and Tourism

China has over 2,000 years of continuous history. Along with India it has the oldest surviving civilization and history in the world. And along with India, China is the cultural heavyweight of Asia. For this reason alone, China will always … Continue reading

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Shanghai Mansion

We have mentioned elsewhere in this site the strong cultural connections between Thailand and China. It should not come as a surprise that Chinatown in Bangkok has one of the best Chinese themed hotels in the world. It is called … Continue reading

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Full Moon Party Guide

If you are visiting China and you have a few days off that happen to fall on the night of the full moon then you should catch one of the many flights to Bangkok and transfer to Koh Samui. It … Continue reading

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Haad Rin Delights

Haad Rin is the name of the main tourist town on the Thai island of Koh Phangan. It is also the name of the place where the famous Full Moon Party is held every month come rain or shine (only … Continue reading

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Koh Samui

Life is not all work, work, work or indeed studying about China all the time. It is necessary to take time out from the hectic nature of our everyday lives. What better way to relax and rejuvenate than on the … Continue reading

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