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Huanghuacheng Great Wall Posted by on Jul 31, 2017

Huanghuacheng Great Wall

A great day trip out of Beijing is a visit to Huanghuacheng Great Wall (黄花城 – huáng huā chéng) – the “Yellow Flower Wall.” The name for this section of the Great Wall comes from the wild flowers that bloom here in the summer. It’s also known as the “Water Great Wall” (水长城 – shuǐ…

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Best Places to Visit in China in the Summer Posted by on Jul 19, 2017

Summer is here, and it’s a great time to travel in China. Sure, it’s a busy time of year, but that’s always the case in the world’s most populous country. In my 5+ years of living in China, I ended up doing most of my traveling during the summer months. Here are a few of…

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10 Videos for Summer in China Posted by on Jun 22, 2017

Today marks the official start of summer (夏天 – xià tiān). All across China, children are finishing up their final exams while parents are busy scheduling summer activities. The weather is getting hotter and hotter, and you can expect to see the “Beijing bikini” on display as men roll up their shirts to deal…

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All About Beijing Posted by on Sep 15, 2016

Beijing (北京 – běi jīng) is a city of superlatives. It’s without a doubt the most famous city in China. It also happens to be the world’s most populous capital city. It’s one of the country’s Four Great Ancient Capitals, and it has been the political, cultural, and educational center of China for much of…

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Beijing Day Trip – Green Dragon Gorge Posted by on Aug 17, 2016

Getting stuck in the concrete jungle during the hot summer months is no fun. Thankfully, there are countless day trips from Beijing that will bring you out to beautiful scenic areas in just a few hours. One such place is the Green Dragon Gorge (青龙峡 – qīng lóng xiá), where you can have fun on the…

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A Weekend at Shi Du Posted by on Jul 25, 2016

Spending the hot summer months trapped in the concrete jungle is no fun, especially in Chinese mega-cities like Beijing. Thankfully, there are plenty of options for excellent day or weekend trips just a few hours away. One such place is Shi Du, where you can go rafting, hike in karst mountains, or even do some…

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Badachu Video Tour Posted by on Jun 22, 2016

Get out of the concrete jungle and take a day trip out to Badachu. The name means “Eight Great Sites” and refers to a collection of Buddhist temples and nunneries located in Beijing’s Western Hills.

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