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Zharu Valley Trekking Video Posted by on Oct 25, 2017

Zharu Valley Trekking Video

If you enjoy hiking, camping, and escaping the crowds, trekking in the Zharu Valley of Sichuan is your kind of adventure. Spend a few days following the Tibetan prayer flags and your local guide to the top of a sacred mountain. At over 4,000 meters above sea level, the views are worth the strenuous hike…

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Trekking in the Zharu Valley Posted by on Oct 23, 2017

The stunning landscapes of Jiuzhaigou (九寨沟 – jiǔ zhài gōu) in northern Sichuan province make it one of the best places to visit in China. Unfortunately, thousands of other people have the same idea. If you’re looking to get off the beaten path and explore some of this beautiful corner of China without hordes of matching…

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An Intro to Sichuan Cuisine Posted by on Oct 19, 2017

If you’ve ever been to a Chinese restaurant, chances are you’ve seen something labeled as “Szechuan” before. This is the outdated spelling (similar to Peking for Beijing) of Sichuan (四川 – sì chuān), which is a province in southwest China. However you spell it, this corner of China is responsible for some of the country’s…

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Huanglong Video Tour Posted by on Oct 18, 2017

Huanglong Video Tour

Huanglong is one of the most beautiful areas in all of China. The name means “Yellow Dragon,” as it’s said to resemble one from above. This valley surrounded by mountains and forest is full of colorful ponds, rushing waterfalls, and ancient temples. Take a tour of this incredible scenic area in just 60 seconds in…

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Huanglong – Sichuang’s Yellow Dragon Posted by on Oct 16, 2017

Huanglong - Sichuan's Yellow Dragon

After visiting Jiuzhaigou, you might as well stick around northern Sichuan and head to another beautiful scenic area – Huanglong (黃龍 – huáng lóng). Let’s learn more about this amazing place, starting with its name. Yellow Dragon You may be wondering where this area got its name, which means “Yellow Dragon.” It’s said that from…

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My Day in Chinese Posted by on Oct 12, 2017

My Day in Chinese

Talking about your day is a great way to practice your Chinese. We’re here to help you do just that in this post about my day in Chinese. Let’s start out by learning some important vocabulary. Daily Activities Here’s a list of 20+ activities that you do every day in Chinese: For some extra practice…

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Jiuzhaigou Video Tour Posted by on Oct 11, 2017

Exploring Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou National Park is one of the most beautiful places in China. With rushing waterfalls, towering mountain peaks, and crystal clear lakes, it looks like something out of a fairy tale. Sadly, much of the park was severely damaged in a recent earthquake. It will be closed until May 2018 and some parts may never…

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