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

What to Eat in Hangzhou

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

Yangshuo’s Folk Festivals

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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Parks and Gardens in Xi’an

The Xi'an Botanical Garden hosts popular tulip exhibitions. Photo courtesy of Caitriana Nicholson via Flickr.

Slow down your pace with a stroll around one of many parks and gardens in Xi’an, which include imperial estates and gardens protecting rare species of plants and flowers. The Xi’an City Wall Park was introduced to the city in 1982 and has since then become a local favorite for leisure activity. The park borders […]

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December 29, 2014 by
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Highlights of Macau’s Historic District

St. Paul's Ruins is the most recognized structure in Macau's Historic District. Photo by Emily Chu.

Just a short TurboJet ride away from Hong Kong, Macau is a multi-faceted city with strong influences from its European past. Collectively housing over 20 ancient landmarks interspersed within bustling urban spaces, Macau’s historic district was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005. Architecture here represents both local and European influences, laden with […]

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December 15, 2014 by
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Exploring Kuan Zhai Alley

Discover old and new Chengdu at Kuan Zhai Alley. Photo courtesy of Lu Tianyu via Flickr.

There’s no better way to experience both old and new Chengdu in one go than by exploring Kuan Zhai Alley. The area is comprised of three parallel alleyways: ‘Kuai’ means ‘wide’, whereas ‘Zhai’ means ‘narrow’.  A third alley, ‘Jing’, is named for ‘well’. These three streets, along with other crisscrossing small lanes, Kuan Zhai Alley […]

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December 1, 2014 by
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