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Zhangye – outpost along the silk road

Zhangye lies in the centre of the Hexi Corridor. The area is on the frontier of China Proper, protecting it from the nomads of the northwest and permitting its armies access to the Tarim Basin. During the Han Dynasty, Chinese armies were often engaged...

Fujian Tulou

The Fujian tulou (福建土楼; literally: "Fujian earthen buildings") are Chinese rural dwellings unique to the Hakka in the mountainous areas in southeastern Fujian, China. They were mostly built between the 12th and the 20th centuries. Notable Fujian tulou Chuxi Tulou cluster Chuxi tulou...

Yubeng village, Yunnan

Yubeng Village is situated at the foot of the Meili Snow Mountain Range. From Upper Yubeng, trekkers have access to the Base Camp, and Ice Lake hikes. From Lower Yubeng, you can find the paths to the Sacred Waterfall,...

Safety Test: China’s giant glass bridge hit with sledgehammer by BBC Technology Reporter

The world's longest glass suspension bridge has opened in China's Shiniuzhai National Park in the picturesque Hunan province. Known as Haohan Qiao — or Brave Men's bridge — the 590-feet-high construction spans 984 feet in length and was originally made of...

Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is considered the most holy of Beijing's imperial temples. It has been described as "a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design". The Temple of Heaven has also been listed as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. History The temple...

Ruoergai Grassland

On the edge of the Tibetan Plateau in Sichuan, Ruogerai is fast gaining a reputation as a wildlife destination. Pallas’s cat and Chinese mountain cat are seen with regularity, along with Tibetan fox. At an altitude of 3,000 to 3,600...

Jiayu Pass – starting point of the Great Wall

Among the passes on the Great Wall, Jiayuguan(嘉峪关) or Jiayu Pass is the most intact surviving ancient military building. The pass is also known by the name the "First and Greatest Pass Under Heaven" (天下第一雄关), which is not to...

Niubei Mountain Travel Guide

There are two roads leading up to the top of Niubei Mountain, one of which is travelling through Sanhe Township of Yingjing County, while the other is to go through Lengqi Town of Luding County. But at present due to the fact that Niubei...

Libo- UNESCO World Heritage

Libo Zhangjiang Scenic Area 荔波樟江风景名胜区 Located in Libo County, Qiannan City of Guizhou Province, Libo Zhangjiang Scenic Area is characterized by unique Karst landscapes, mysterious dense forests, various living species, splendid overlapping mountains, and clear rivers and lakes. Because of the well-preserved ecological...

Dongji Islands-Experiencing isolated island life on China’s far eastern fringes

Few people have heard of Dongji, the collection of 28 islands which comprise China’s easternmost edge, let alone set foot there. Most traffic is headed in the opposite direction, with the ageing population and urban decay of the small...


Jiangsu: economic and commercial center since ancient times

Jiangsu's name is a compound of the first elements of the names of the two cities of Jiangning (now Nanjing) and Suzhou. Since the Sui and Tang dynasties, Jiangsu has been...


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