The Misty Yellow Mountains Call

When it’s ‘Tolkien’ worthy stone peaks and tangled forests are swathed in ethereal veils of mist, Huangshan’s tranquil vistas easily place it into China’s ‘Top Five’ list of places to visit. If you’re the next Bear Grylls or even the next Betty White, Huangshan takes in all kinds. Take the westerns steps 15km through majestic … Continue reading The Misty Yellow Mountains Call

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Places Only Cool People Go

You know how there are people on this Earth who are undeniably cool? Not the people who act cool, but the ones who actually are? You're already that person so here are some places you might consider visiting! HuaShan or 华山 Magnificent is built into the name guys. Imagine climbing a mountain so tall and … Continue reading Places Only Cool People Go

14 things to put on your China bucket list

These things are so cool and fun, you just have to do them all while in China. Some of them might be a little outside your comfort zone, but they're all an experience and that's what going to China is all about. Here's some activities and foods you definitely cannot miss while you're in China! … Continue reading 14 things to put on your China bucket list

7 views that will convince you to take a Yangzi River Cruise

The Yangzi River is historically, and today, very important to the people of China. It's beautiful to boot, flanked by towering cliffs and beautiful forests. It's the longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world, behind the Amazon (2nd) and Nile. But even as the third longest in the world it's almost … Continue reading 7 views that will convince you to take a Yangzi River Cruise

9 ancient villages you must visit

If you didn't know already, China is a very old place. As such, there are age old villages all over China. Here are some of the most famous ones, they're all worth a trip if you're in the area! 1.) Fujian Tulou These structures, built by the Hakka minority, are mostly around southeastern Fujian province … Continue reading 9 ancient villages you must visit

12 waterfalls you need to visit

1.) Yuhuagong, Tong Chuan, Shanxi 2.) Great Dragon Pond Waterfall, Yandang Mountains, Zhejiang 3.) Blue Moon Valley, Lijiang Yunnan 4.) Emerald Valley Waterfalls, Huangshan, Anhui 5.) Maheling, Qianxi'nan Buyizu Miaozu, Guizhou 6.) Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan 7.) Huangguoshu, Guiyang, Guizhou 8.) Hukou Waterfall, Linfen Shanxi 9.) Detian Waterfall, Daxin, Guangxi 10.) Changbai Waterfall, Jilin 11.) Huanglong Waterfall, Sichuan … Continue reading 12 waterfalls you need to visit

The Holy Grail of China

Shangri-La (香格里拉), often known as the Holy Grail of China, was made popular by James Hilton in his book Lost Horizon (you can buy it on Amazon here). The novel supposedly takes place in Tibet or the Himalayas, but it is said to be loosely based on the Muli communities he visited or Shambala, Tibet. While … Continue reading The Holy Grail of China

8 places that will make you want to go to China right now

Just go with it! Everyone loves traveling. Why not teach English to adorable Chinese children and go to China at the same time? 1.) The Canola Fields in Tibet Matt Ming | Flickr Creative Commons 2.) The river town of Suzhou _ChrisUK | Flickr Creative Comons 3.) Erhai Lake near Dali Allain | Flickr Creative Commons 4.) … Continue reading 8 places that will make you want to go to China right now

7 national parks you must visit

The towering rooftops of Shanghai are a fantastic adventure, but so is the natural side of China! If you haven't ventured past Shanghai, here are some amazing national parks to convince you otherwise! 1.) Nyenpo Yurtse National Geological Park, Qinghai Western China gets a lot less tourism than eastern China, but it's still as breathtaking! In case … Continue reading 7 national parks you must visit

9 feats of modern architecture you must see

Architecture in China has really come a long way from the vast palaces and ancient gardens, peaceful temples and towering pagodas. We're not disregarding the amazing feats the Forbidden City or the Yuyuan garden have achieved, but China has built some seriously cool modern architecture. Don't take our word for it, see for yourself! 1.) … Continue reading 9 feats of modern architecture you must see