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Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge Posted by on Jan 14, 2016

Tiger Leaping Gorge

For adventure travelers in China, one experience not to be missed is hiking the Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan province. Check out some highlights from the epic 2-day hike in this short video and start planning your trip! Tiger Leaping Gorge (虎跳峡 – hǔ tiào xiá) Yunnan province (云南省 – yún nán shěng) “Add oil”…

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Haba – A Village in the Clouds Posted by on Dec 6, 2015

After exploring the ancient town of Lijiang and tackling the epic Tiger Leaping Gorge hike, our journey through northern Yunnan province rolled on with a stop in a small mountainous village. The point of stopping in Haba village (哈巴村 – hǎ bā cūn) was to recuperate a bit from the exhausting hike, and also to visit…

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Huangguoshu Waterfall Video Posted by on Nov 11, 2015

In a follow-up to our recent post about the epic Huangguoshu Waterfall in southwest China’s Guizhou province, here’s a short video tour showing you the mighty falls, a cool night market, and some of the karst mountain scenery the area is famous for.  

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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Jianshui Ancient Town (Video) Posted by on Jul 23, 2015

Cram on the train with everyone else to begin the Spring Festival rush and join us on a video tour of the ancient town of Jianshui in Yunnan province.

Longji Rice Terraces Video Tour Posted by on May 18, 2015

Take a video tour of the majestic Longji rice terraces in the Guangxi region of China. With a name meaning “dragon’s backbone,” this is one of the most stunning landscapes in the entire country. cable car (缆车 – lǎn chē) Zhuang people (壮族 – zhuàng zú) Longji Rice Terraces (龙脊梯田 – lóng jí tī tián)…

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Escaping the Holiday Crowd in China Posted by on May 6, 2015

It’s no secret that traveling during major Chinese holidays can be rough – millions of people move around the country at once, with seemingly never-ending traffic jams, long lines everywhere you go, and the phenomenon that is best described with the Chinglish idiom “people mountain people sea” (人山人海 – rén shān rén hǎi). While things…

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