China by besides the obvious

This page collects all our travel stories from China. Welcome to China, a land of captivating wonders and a tapestry of ancient traditions and modern marvels. From the iconic Great Wall snaking across rugged landscapes to the enchanting gardens of Suzhou. China offers a myriad of experiences that will leave you spellbound. Explore the mystical landscapes of Zhangjiajie. Which inspired the floating mountains of Pandora in the film “Avatar”. Or immerse yourself in the vibrant streets of Shanghai, where gleaming skyscrapers coexist with traditional alleyways. Prepare to be mesmerized by the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. Cruise down the scenic Li River in Guilin, and savor the tantalizing flavors of authentic Chinese cuisine. Join us on a journey through China. A nation steeped in history, brimming with cultural treasures, and ready to unveil its wonders to intrepid travelers.

What to do in China

  1. Walk the Great Wall: Embark on a journey to one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. The Great Wall of China. Hike along its ancient stone pathways, marvel at the sweeping vistas, and soak in the historical significance.
  2. Explore Beijing: Discover the capital city’s historical and cultural treasures. Visit the Forbidden City, an imperial palace complex that housed Chinese emperors for centuries, and explore the vast Tiananmen Square.
  3. Cruise the Yangtze River: Embark on a Yangtze River cruise, immersing yourself in the stunning scenery of the Three Gorges region. Sail past towering cliffs, lush landscapes, and experience the world-renowned Three Gorges Dam.
  4. Visit Chengdu’s Giant Pandas: Get up close to China’s beloved giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Learn about conservation efforts and observe these adorable creatures in their natural habitat.
  5. Experience the modernity of Shanghai: Dive into the cosmopolitan vibe of Shanghai, where futuristic skyscrapers dot the skyline. Explore the Bund waterfront, stroll through the vibrant Yu Garden, and indulge in world-class shopping and dining experiences.
  6. Explore the Terraced Fields of Yuanyang: Venture to the Yuanyang Rice Terraces in Yunnan Province, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the stunning landscape of tiered rice paddies that cascade down the mountains, creating a breathtaking mosaic of colors.
  7. Sample Chinese Cuisine: Delight your taste buds with the diverse flavors of Chinese cuisine. Indulge in regional specialties such as Peking duck, dim sum, Sichuan hotpot, and Shanghai-style soup dumplings.

These are just a few highlights of the myriad experiences that await in China. With its rich history, natural wonders, vibrant cities, and unique cultural heritage. China offers a tapestry of adventures for every traveler.

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Chengdu, the gate of the Chinese wild west

Welcome to Chengdu, the gateway to the Chinese wild west! Nestled in the heart of Sichuan Province, this vibrant city invites you to embark on an adventure into the stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage of western China.

As you step foot into Chengdu, you’ll be captivated by its unique blend of ancient traditions and…