Welcome to where the ancient world collides with the future. In China, modern conveniences intermingle with a rich history stretching back thousands of years, and the excitement of a burgeoning economy lends an unmistakable energy to the whole country. As it emerges once again into prominence on the world stage, China is rapidly becoming a top destination for tourists, businessmen, and students. Accommodating all of these foreign visitors has become a major industry in China and, combined with the legendary hospitality of Chinese culture, this adds up to a country with an almost overwhelming variety of hotel options. From colorfully illuminated ultramodern hotels in the business centers of Beijing and Shanghai to more traditional inns in the mountainous countryside, there is a place for everyone who comes to visit China.