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Kunming

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What it is: Known locally as the “City of Eternal Spring”, Kunming is one of the only cities in all of China that enjoys beautiful weather and blooming flowers year-round. Kunming is also home to some of southwest China’s most pleasant walking streets and public squares, as well as 26 of Yunnan Province’s ethnic […]

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Three Gorges & Yangtze River

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What it is: Though China has its fair share of beautiful destinations, one of the most incredible places to witness natural China is on the Yangtze River. This mighty river is one of the two most significant in China (alongside the Yellow River in the north), and is famous not just for its natural […]

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Leshan

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What it is: Leshan is yet another of China’s scenic cities, boasting idyllic views over the confluence of the Dadu and Min Rivers, as well as bounteous hills and mountains. There are a number of religious sculptures, pavilions and temples hidden within the scenery, and some of the mountains themselves even have sacred importance […]

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Longsheng

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What it is: Longsheng is located in the Guangxi Region, along with Guilin and Yangshou. The county is considered one of China’s most scenic gems but bears little resemblance to the nearby mountains and rivers of Guilin and Yangshuo. Longsheng is most famous for the Lingji rice terraces, man-made terraces which have become very […]

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Guilin

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Not far upstream on the Li River is Guilin, another of China’s most scenic cities. Just like Yangshuo, Guilin is a hub of beautiful mountain scenery and a whole host of outdoor travel activities. Though less idyllic than Yangshuo within the city centre, Guilin is in close proximity to some of China’s most beautiful […]

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Yangshuo

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What it is: Equal parts idyllic countryside town and wilderness escape, Yangshuo looks like it came right off of a postcard. Within the town itself, visitors are usually relieved to find that noise and air pollution are very low here, and that the clean streets make for a pleasant daytime stroll. But while a […]

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Chengdu

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Thanks to its agricultural wealth and fertile plains, Chengdu is often called the “Land of Milk and Honey”, and is located on the edge of the Red Basin in Sichuan Province. The city here is uncommonly laid back and relaxed, and is considered one of the most livable mega-cities in China – probably because […]

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Xi’an

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What it is: While other destinations in China might feel like they have ancient charm hidden in every nook and cranny, few places come close to the historically breathtaking city of Xi’an. Once called Chang’An, meaning “Eternal Peace”, Xi’an is considered one of the literal birthplaces of Chinese civilisation, since it’s located in the […]

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Shanghai

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What it is: Shanghai is most certainly a testament to China’s future as a country. The jagged Shanghai skyline, as witnessed from the banks of the Bund, is in itself a sight worth travelling for. The city, after all, is dotted with soaring skyscrapers that seem entirely distinct from the ancient architecture that China […]

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Beijing

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As one of the most populous cities in the entire world, Beijing is a capital city that maintains a precarious balance of ancient tradition and modernity. As one of the six ancient cities of China, Beijing has its fair share of ancient relics and monuments that put it on the world travel map. The […]

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