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Archive for October, 2015

5 Chinese Horror Movies for Halloween Posted by on Oct 29, 2015

Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the holiday AND learn a language at the same time than to watch some Chinese horror movies? In case you missed it last year, you can brush up on your Chinese Halloween vocabulary first. Although not quite as popular as their counterparts from…

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Qianling Park, Guiyang Posted by on Oct 27, 2015

Just outside of the city center in Guiyang is Qianling Park, a place where locals come to hang out, chat, or walk up to the Hongfu Temple. Walk all the way to the top and enjoy the views of the city below, where you’ll clearly see the rush to modernization that’s going on across the…

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Exploring Guiyang Posted by on Oct 26, 2015

Capital of southwest China’s Guizhou province (贵州省 – guì zhōu shěng), the city of Guiyang (贵阳 – guì yáng) is situated on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau and the Nanming River. Although the city – and the province as a whole, for that matter – is often overlooked by travelers, its status as a major transport hub…

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One Day in Guiyang Posted by on Oct 21, 2015

Explore Guiyang – the capital of Guizhou province in SW China – in this short video showing what you can do in the city with just one day. Hang out in public parks and squares, check out an ancient pavilion, relax in a garden, and feast on yummy street food.

Better Know a… Province (Guizhou) Posted by on Oct 19, 2015

It’s been a while, but our “Better Know a…” series rolls on today as we continue crossing off the provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions, and SARs that make up China. For this installment, we’re headed southwest to check out Guizhou province (贵州省 – guì zhōu shěng). History People have been living in the area now known…

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Top Fears of Chinese People Posted by on Oct 14, 2015

With Halloween fast approaching, what better time to talk about fears? Whether we like to admit or not, everyone has fears. Some are freaked out by spiders, others are spooked of heights, and many of us are downright terrified of speaking in public. So, what exactly are Chinese people afraid of? While it’s hard to…

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Tiger Leaping Gorge Posted by on Oct 12, 2015

Tiger Leaping Gorge

For lovers of the great outdoors and adventure travel, one place that should be high atop your China bucket list is the Tiger Leaping Gorge (虎跳峡 – hǔ tiào xiá) in Yunnan province. This epic 2-day hike takes you up in the mountains, where you’ll truly feel like you’re hiking in the clouds as you…

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