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Castle in the Sky
Located in the junction of Ya'an and Luding, the Niubei Mountain has risen to fame these years due to its unique geographical location, beautiful sunrise, sea of clouds, light of Buddha and starry night.
China's Top Five Places for the Autumn
It is a good time to see the deep autumn scenery of China in October. The follows are the top five places that are worthwhile to travel in the October.
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The Mysterious Namsto Lake
Namsto means "heavenly lake". It is one of the three saint lakes of Tibet, covered with a veiling of mystery and sanctity. Namsto Lake occupies a sacred position in the heart of Buddhism followers.
Best Places for Discount Shopping in Shanghai
Known around the world for all the products manufactured in the country, it's no wonder that China is a shopaholics paradise. From local specialties to electronics to antiques, anything you could ever want can be found for sale in China. In major cities like Shanghai and Beijing, people open businesses from all over China and the world to sell their goods. Here are a few places where you can get the best bang for your buck in Shanghai.
China's 7 Most Unique Hotels
Hotels can sometimes take away from the experience of traveling when you stay in a standard room that is pretty much the same worldwide. If you’re looking for a unique experience and are willing to splurge a bit, here are some places in China worth taking a look.
China’s 5 Must See Temples
Buddhism and Confucianism are a big part of China's culture and history. Although not everyone has the same beliefs, much of China's beliefs and traditions are based on Buddhism and Confucious. They have left their mark throughout China in the form of these amazing structures and artworks, here are five temples that are must-sees in China!
China Cuisines & Food
8 Chinese Dishes That You Will Not Find In China
Like most authentic cuisines - whether it be Italian, French or Vietnamese - it has been manipulated to accommodate the taste buds of the foreign country were it resides. And Chinese cuisine is no different. In China you won’t find eggs roll and crab wontons, but rather find simple food. Authentic Chinese food includes plenty of vegetables with a bit of meat served family style so everyone has to sit around the table.
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Top 10 Things I Miss About China
After living in China for 4 months, returning back home to Canada was a little bittersweet. Although the change of living in another country was hectic and I missed my friends and family, there were a lot of great things about Shanghai that I wish I could bring back to Canada. Here are the 10 things I miss the most about China.
6 Chinese Olympic Athletes to Follow on Weibo
The Olympics are back! This year is the 2016 Summer Olympics In Rio de Janeiro and China will be competing in 29 sports with a total of 412 athletes. Here are 6 that you want to follow more closely!
China Top Ancient Towns & Ethnic Villages
4 reasons why Yunnan is China's most beautiful province
Yunnan may not have the Great Wall, but its splendid landscapes and people make it China's most beautiful province.
China Cuisines & Food
5 Trails for Thrill Seekers in China
If you like to live your life on the edge (quite literally), here are 5 places you have to visit in China.
So we spent the night in Xitang the night before and in the early morning we took a bus from Xitang to Hangzhou. Since we didn’t have that much time, we had to decide exactly where we wanted to go and do. We choose to just focus on 2 areas: Hefang street and the west lake. They're close to each other and has a lot of the major tourist attractions of Hangzhou.
Traverse the country in the slow, old-fashioned way and appreciate the massiveness and diversity of China.
With China being such a beautiful and diverse country, it boasts a variety of unique, ancient and fun festivals. From festivals that celebrates the country’s natural beauty to those that celebrate the history and culture of the nation, there is a festival for everyone. Here are seven of the best tourist-friendly festivals to attend when visiting China.
Many overlook Fuzhou in their rush northeast to the tea fields of Wuyi Mountain or south to Xiamen, which is home to a much-revered collection of colonial villas. But while many use Fuzhou as a point of transit, this semi-prosperous provincial capital it is in fact a pleasant place to while away a few days. The city and surrounding region has its own culture and an architectural style distinct from other regions in China and Fujian, which informs the area’s unique culinary and linguistic traditions.
Want to prepare for your trip, or simply want to open the doors to a whole different culture? Here's how and where you can start on your Chinese learning journey, right in the comfort of your own home!
Beijing has some of the finest restaurants in the world serving delicious Chinese food, but with the good comes the…weird? Yes, Beijing offers foodies a mouthful weird and wonderful culinary experiences.
If you've always travelled to avoid long cold winters, then you haven't been to Harbin, the magical winter city that would make you wish winter (almost) never ends!
Given the large southern Chinese diaspora and Canton chef’s dominance in the kitchens of the world, Cantonese food is today a global commodity. Indeed, if you haven’t been to China, what you deem “Chinese food” might well be Cantonese in origin. The eclectic if distinctive fare of the Middle Kingdom’s Deep South is one (if not the) most revered of all China’s Eight Culinary Traditions, unmatched in the clarity of its flavours and its appealing presentation. Nowadays it’s enjoyed nationwide in China, from Beijing to Shanghai. But to taste the real deal you’ll need to head to Guangdong’s provincial capital Guangzhou, a city where eating out is more a religion than a means of sustenance.
Located in southwest of China, in the province of Sichuan, is Chengdu. Known for its delectable cuisine, which is made up of delicious hot pots and flavoured with Sichuan peppercorns, there is always a yummy aroma wafting through the streets of the city. The city is also known for the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, which is first on our list of top eight things to do in Chengdu.
If you find yourself working in Shanghai, it may be hard to leave the city. Vacations are few and far in between, and national holidays are never a good time to travel. However, there are a few trips you can take just during the weekend, and one of the few I took was from Shanghai to Xi Tang and Hangzhou. Both of these places definitely deserved more time, but if you're short on time, you can see a good chunk of these 2 cities. Here's what I did in 1 day in Xi Tang.
Who says it's hard being a vegetarian in Beijing? These 7 restaurants will impress even the most devoted meat eater.
China is a massive country made up of densely populated cities, beautiful countryside and an incredible history, but it becomes hard for visitors to see everything in one short trip. So when you’re planning your trip to China, why not start with South China. Made up of seven provinces, including Guizhou, Yunnan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Fujian and Taiwan, this part of China is absolutely stunning. Providing tourists with a unique opportunity to see all the best that China has to offer, South China has plenty of things to see and do - and here are the some of the best cities, attractions and regions to visit:
The Pearl River Delta in Guangdong Province is known to the world by the “workshop-of-the-world” moniker. The region just above Hong Kong spearheaded economic reform in the 1980s transforming itself from a largely rural area into a sprawling manufacturing megacity in just three decades. Ancient cities like provincial capital Guangzhou along with Huizhou, Foshan and Zhongshan expanded rapidly while new players like Shenzhen, Dongguan and Zhuhai emerged from the paddy fields as metropolitan entities in their own right.
A UNESCO world heritage site and AAAAA-class scenic tourist site, the Stone Forest of Chongqing are a geological wonder. The Stone forest or Shilin national Scenic Area spans over 500 km2 and is separated into 7 sections, the most iconic being the Lizijing and Naigu stone Forest. The stone forest is believed to be over 270 million years old and comprised of limestone.
People from around the world flock to waterfalls to watch the water cascade down over cliffs and hillsides, but for what reason? There are many theories, one is that on an emotional level, watching waterfalls and the white noise it creates just makes people feel more relaxed and calm and is almost therapeutic. Also on the biological level, humans and other animals are drawn to water because it is essential to our survival, but especially moving bodies of water because it is safer to consumer than standing bodies of water. However most of these are speculations, either why if you’re in China here are the top 5 waterfalls to see if you enjoy chasing waterfalls!