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Travel Across China Posted by on Aug 10, 2015

China is a massive country – it’s the most populous nation in the world and the 4th largest by area. As such, planning a trip here can be a bit tricky. There’s so much to see and do in the Middle Kingdom that you could literally spend a lifetime exploring it and still not check…

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Better Know a… Province (Shanxi) Posted by on Jul 14, 2014

It’s been a while since our last post in this ongoing series that’s taking us around China one province at a time. Last time, we visited Shandong province – home of Confucius and Tsingtao beer. From there it only makes sense for us to head next to the province that is “West of the Mountains”…

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Ancient City of Pingyao Posted by on May 6, 2014

For those interested in Chinese history and culture, a great place to visit is the Ancient City of Pingyao (平遥古城 – píng yáo gǔ chéng), located in central Shanxi province (山西 – shān xī). Although the small city of the same name will be of little interest to travelers, the old town is a fantastic…

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Pingyao Ancient City – Part One Posted by on Apr 29, 2011

Located in central Shanxi province, Pingyao is an ancient Chinese city that was once at the forefront of the Chinese economy during both the Ming and Qing dynasties. Thanks to its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site, this ancient city has retained much of its traditional look and feel. Surrounded by the old city…

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