The Taipa Houses Museum offers a glimpse into domestic life in Portuguese Macau. Photo by Emily Chu.

An Afternoon in Macau’s Taipa Village

The island of Taipa, also known as Illha da Taipa, is home to the Macau International Airport. However, located on the southern tip is Taipa Village, where you can spend a leisurely afternoon learning about Macanese heritage and sampling delicious traditional snacks. Step Back in History Colonial architecture dot the streets of quaint Taipa Village. […]

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March 9, 2015 by
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Each year, Guilin welcomes the spring season with the Gongcheng Peach Blossom Festival. Photo courtesy of Eric Hoffman via Flickr.

Guilin’s Gongcheng Peach Blossom Festival

Each March, Guilin welcomes the arrival of the spring season with the Gongcheng Peach Blossom Festival. Guilin hosts many exciting festivals throughout the year. Another to add to the list is the month-long Gongcheng Peach Blossom Festival, held at the Daling Mountains Peach Garden located about two hours outside of Guilin in the Gongcheng Yao […]

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March 6, 2015 by
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Chengdu’s Ancient Towns

Huanglongxi is a charming folk village located in Chengdu. Photo by Prince Roy via Flickr.

Chengdu is quickly developing into one of China’s megacites, but a big part of its charm it its neighboring ancient towns. Huanglongsi and Luodai Ancient Towns are among the most popular, and make a great day trip from central Chengdu.

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March 4, 2015 by
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What to Eat in Hangzhou

Sweet yet savory Dongpu Pork is a signature Hangzhou dish. Photo by Charles Haynes via Flickr.

If you love discovering new foods while abroad, you’re in for a treat. There are plenty of options to debate when choosing what to eat in Hangzhou, so be sure to allot enough time (and room in your stomach) to enjoy some local delicacies.

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February 23, 2015 by
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Yangshuo’s Folk Festivals

Picturesque Yangshuo plays hosts to many special festivals throughout the year. Photo courtesey of Maria Ly via Flickr.

Yangshuo’s diverse minority groups commemorate special holidays that are celebrated only in the area. When planning your travel itinerary, try to include some of Yangshuo’s folk festivals for some one-of-a-kind experiences. Many of these festivals are calculated based on the Chinese lunar calendar, so it’s best to double-check the exact dates to be sure you […]

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February 9, 2015 by
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Three Treks in China You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Most travelers in China stick to the major cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, suffering in the pollution and missing out on the golden opportunity to see the unique and magnificent scenery that the rest of the country has to offer.

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February 6, 2015 by
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Celebrating Spring Festival in Guangzhou

Guangzhou's Spring Festival Celebrations are different to those in other parts of China. Photo by IQRemix via Flickr.

Chinese New Year, otherwise known as Spring Festival, is one of the most exciting times to be in China. Around the country, there are many different ways to ring in the New Lunar Year. Here’s what to look forward to when you’re celebrating Spring Festival in Guangzhou. Traditions Being familiar with some of the traditions […]

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February 4, 2015 by
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5 Ways to Enjoy Jinli Old Street

Jinli Old Street provides a peek inside Old Chengdu with a modern twist. Photo by Claire Rowland via Flickr.

For a taste of Old Chengdu, visit Jinli Old Street. Located near the Wuhou Temple, Jinli Old Street is a commercialized pedestrian street lined with shops and eateries that will allow you to also experience local folk customs. Here are five ways to enjoy Jinli Old Street, starting from the moment you step inside the […]

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January 26, 2015 by
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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is to China (and much of Asia) what the Christmas season is to the West. This most important holiday of the year in China is a time when families gather together to honor their ancestors while preparing for the upcoming year. Traveling during the annual festival offers a unique look at the people and culture of this great nation.

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January 18, 2015 by
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Cave Adventures in Guilin

Crown Cave is a prime example of Guilin's renowned caves. Photo by Marc van der Chijs via Flickr.

Many visitors head to Guilin to see some of the world’s most astonishing karst topography. The following are suggested destinations for your cave adventures in Guilin. Do be aware of your safety as the caves can be quite slippery, and remember to do some further research first should you require special mobility assistance while exploring […]

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January 12, 2015 by
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