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5 Types of Chinese Noodles Posted by on Apr 26, 2018

5 Types of Chinese Noodles

It’s no secret that China loves noodles. The country is home to so many different noodle dishes, it’ll make your head spin! It seems like each city has its own unique noodle dish. Some are more famous than others and can be found all over the country. Let’s take a look at 5 Chinese noodle…

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Water Splashing Festival in 90 Seconds Posted by on Apr 13, 2018

Water Splashing Festival in 90 Seconds

Every year from April 13-15, the city of Jinghong in southern Yunnan celebrates the Water Splashing Festival (泼水节 – pō shuǐ jié). The first day is full of dragon boat races and an epic release of flying lanterns. On day two, people go to the temple for the washing of the Buddha cleansing ritual. The…

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Yunnan Travel Guide Posted by on Mar 21, 2018

Yunnan Travel Guide

If you translate Yunnan (云南 – yún nán) directly, you get “South of the Clouds.” Once you visit this province in southwest China, you’ll quickly see where it gets the name. Full of epic mountains that touch the sky, Yunnan really does feel like you’re just south of the clouds. Our last post introduced the…

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All About Yunnan Posted by on Mar 19, 2018

All About Yunnan

One of the most fascinating places to explore in China is without a doubt Yunnan province (云南省 – yún nán shěng). With stunning landscapes, distinct culture, and delicious cuisine, you could easily dedicate an entire China trip just to the land “South of the Clouds.” I was fortunate enough to live and travel in Yunnan…

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A Dreamlike Landscape in Luoping Posted by on Mar 15, 2018

A Dreamlike Landscape in Luoping

An incredible place to visit while traveling in Yunnan province is Luoping. Here you can enjoy a stroll around the scenic Nine Dragons Waterfall and then see the blooming rapeseed flowers that cover the town in a sea of yellow. It truly is a dreamlike landscape in Luoping. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Luoping in…

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Luoping – A Sea of Golden Flowers Posted by on Mar 13, 2018

Luoping - A Sea of Golden Flowers

One of my favorite things about living in Kunming is that there are so many great day and weekend trips from the Spring City. Day trips include hiking in the Western Hills, exploring Grand View Park, and doing some temple hopping. With a weekend at your disposal, you can visit the beautiful Fuxian Lake or…

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A Short Trip to Honghe Posted by on Feb 26, 2018

A Short Trip to Honghe

Yunnan province (云南省 – yún nán shěng) is one of the most beautiful and fascinating places to explore in China. In addition to its stunning landscapes such as the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the province is incredibly diverse. Of the 55 ethnic minority groups in China, 25 call Yunnan home. As a result, there are many autonomous…

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