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Golden Temple Video Tour Posted by on Mar 13, 2017

Golden Temple Video Tour

Another excellent day trip out of Kunming is the beautiful Golden Temple (金殿公园 – jīn diàn gōng yuán). This is a great place to get out of the concrete jungle, breathe the fresh air, and enjoy exploring an ancient Taoist temple inside a huge park. Take a short video tour of the Golden Temple here:

Kunming Day Trips – the Western Hills Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

Kunming Day Trips - Western Hills

While there’s plenty to do in the Spring City of Kunming, you’ve got to get out of the concrete jungle to really appreciate the beauty of this corner of China. Thankfully, there are plenty of options for great day-trips here. Check out what’s perhaps the most popular Kunming day trip – the Western Hills. Explore…

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The Western Hills of Kunming Posted by on Feb 20, 2017

While it’s definitely a big city, Kunming (昆明 – kūn míng) has plenty of options for outdoor activities a short trip away. With mountains, lakes, gardens, and temples in every direction, you’re spoiled for choices here. We’re going to take a closer look at some of the best day-trips available from the Spring City (春城…

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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.

Mt. Cang Cloud Traveler’s Path – Dali, Yunnan Posted by on Feb 29, 2016

Mt. Cang Dali

The Old Town of Dali can be intense with the traffic and crowds, but it’s still possible to find peace and quiet – you just have to hike up a mountain! Check out this video highlight of walking the Cloud Traveler’s Path along Mt. Cang.

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