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The Spirit of Datong

Datong, Shanxi Province, was founded during the Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - A.D. 220). Its exceedingly rich history has left amazing reminders of all the steps that the city took over the centuries.


A Day in Chaozhou

Chaozhou lies in eastern Guangdong Province near the Fujian border, along the Hanjiang River. Tradition holds that it was founded over 1,700 years ago...


Glimpses of Xiahe: Sacred Lore, Nature and So Much More(2015.05)

Reputed as the “second Tibet” in China, Xiahe is a wonderful place to visit. If you can’t quite make it to far-flung Lhasa, Xiahe offers you a few glimpses into Tibetan culture...


Picturesque Suzhou(2015.04)

Suzhou, located in the south-eastern province of Jiangsu, is a city famed most of all for its canals and picturesque gardens. Spend more time there and you will actually find several other gems scattered across the city.


The Ancient Town of Pingyao: A Cultural Pilgrimage(2015.03)

The first time I visited Pingyao was during the last Mid-Autumn Festival, which in retrospect was not quite the best time to visit...


Explore Real Beijing Culture in the Hutongs(2015.02)

The hutongs are an intrinsic part of Beijing’s identity. In fact, these narrow streets or alleys make up the city’s DNA as...


Spring into Nujiang(2015.01)

The only place on earth to find a dense population of the Lisu ethnic group is Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture in northwestern Yunnan Province...


Kung Fu Central(2014.12)

Although far from a megalopolis like Beijing or Shanghai, Foshan is well known among Western tourists. As the “hometown of martial arts” in China...


Legs Up in Xiamen(2014.11)

In November, Xiamen is one of the best tourist destinations in all of China. Long after the tourism madness of the National Day holiday ends in early October...


Pearl of Taiwan

Modern and traditional, passionate and conservative - it seems contradictions peacefully coexist in Taipei, the largest city in Taiwan...


Lovely Liangshan

Located in southwestern Sichuan Province, near the border with Yunnan Province, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture is home to...


Savor Korean Flavor

Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture is located at the far eastern edge of Jilin Province. Its unique Korean ethnic culture...


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