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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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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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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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Exploring Jiuzhaigou Posted by on Oct 5, 2017

Exploring Jiuzhaigou

After you’ve spent a few days in the big city of Chengdu, you should definitely keep your Sichuan trip going and head to a few of the amazing national parks in the province. The most impressive is definitely Jiuzhaigou (九寨沟 – jiǔ zhài gōu). With colorful lakes, rushing waterfalls, and epic mountains, it’s one of…

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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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