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The Classic Yunnan Backpacking Trip Posted by on Feb 17, 2016

Kunming Day Trips Video

There’s been a lot of posts about Yunnan province (云南省 – yún nán shěng) here recently. That’s partly because I spent a year living there, and also because it’s just a downright awesome place. I mean, what other province in China has 18 oddities about it? I’ve also given you 20 reasons why you should visit…

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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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Fujian Tulou Video Tour – Part Three Posted by on Feb 2, 2015

On the last day of our tulou adventure, we visit the amazing Chuxi group. Hike to a scenic lookout and ponder how the CIA once confused these clan dwellings for missile silos. Then visit three stunning tulou structures, one of which has been converted to a museum. 最后一天 – zuì hòu yì tiān last day…

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Summer Fun in and Around Beijing Posted by on Aug 6, 2014

August is upon is, which means the summer holiday for students is coming to a close. In just a few weeks, it’s back to school to hit the books and “good good study, day day up” (好好学习天天向上 – hǎo hào xué xí tiān tiān xiàng shàng) as they say in China. There’s still plenty of…

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Changabi Mountain (North Side) Posted by on Nov 23, 2013

Take an epic train ride from Beijing all the way up to Changbai Mountain in Jilin province to admire the wondrous Heavenly Lake. Hike along through forests, along streams, and around waterfalls to experience some of China’s best natural beauty. 我们先坐火车从北京到沈阳北站 wǒ men xiān zuò huǒ chē cóng běi jīng dào shén yáng běi zhàn…

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Hiking in a Small Village Posted by on Nov 5, 2013

Living in a massive metropolis like Beijing, sometimes one feels trapped inside the concrete jungle. Car horns blaze constantly, crowds of people follow you everywhere you go, and more often than not it seems as if you can chew the air. Thankfully, opportunities for great day trips abound in the Chinese capital. Hop on a…

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Travel Around China Posted by on Sep 27, 2013

A few days ago, we went on a video tour around China in five minutes here at the Transparent Chinese blog. Well, today you have the opportunity to cruise around this massive and fascinating country at your own pace. Throughout the years, we’ve posted tons of articles about great places to travel and ways to…

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