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Culture and Discovery in China

Lijiang and lost paradise

Lijiang and lost paradise

Lijiang is the best known and most touristy place in Yunnan and for good reasons: the enormous old town was once a stage on the Tea-Horse Road and is really well preserved. But is has become very touristy, so here is an anti-disappointment plan should you visit Lijiang!
Amelie Voyagista29 July 2015
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Fenghuang, the last Chinese bastion against the ferocious Miaos

Fenghuang, the last Chinese bastion against the ferocious Miaos

A charming town on the banks of a river, a preserved village that's home to a "second" Great Wall of China, meant to protect the population from the Miaos: don't miss the very nice town of Fenghuang!
Amelie Voyagista15 June 2015
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Yunnan, for sustainable travel in China

Yunnan, for sustainable travel in China

It's not easy to be a responsible tourist in China! The environment here suffers like nowhere else; historic buildings are destroyed to make way for pale, concrete imitations; and the Chinese love the kind of guided tours that involve large groups of tourists being dragged from one point to another by a guide yelling into a microphone. Oh dear! Adopt a sensible approach, and make yourselves ambassadors for a different kind of tourism!
Laetitia Santos15 June 2015
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The Great Wall: an amazing architectural creation

The Great Wall: an amazing architectural creation

Near the Great Wall, everyone is expecting to see an imposing monument. And I promise you, you won't be disappointed. Created by successive Chinese dynasties, the Great Wall is one of the biggest works of military genius in the world. As soon as you see it from afar your heart starts to beat a little faster. 
Emilie Joulia12 June 2015
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Walk in Zhangjiajie

Walk in Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie park, which is also called Wulingyuan, covers part of the Wuling mountains. Marvel over the walk beside the Jian Bian Xi river and discover the superb site of Shen Tang Wan.
Aurélie Croiziers2 June 2015
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The different faces of Gulangyu

The different faces of Gulangyu

With its well-preserved colonial houses and luxuriant vegetation, Gulangyu is one of China's jewels. Religious ceremonies, and wedding photos on the beach - discover the island's charms.
Aurélie Croiziers2 June 2015
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Suzhou: what gives the Venice of the East its magical charm?

Suzhou: what gives the Venice of the East its magical charm?

Even though the city of Suzhou is undergoing an economic boom, its central district has managed to retain its own authenticity. It is with a sense of wonderment that visitors discover China's most beautiful gardens, as well as the Northern Temple, Tiger Hill, and the silk museum. Known as the "Venice of the East" because of its many canals, life is good there, and you can relax on Pingjiang Lu or Shantang Jie between sightseeing visits.
Tiphaine Leblanc2 June 2015
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Beijing, the cultural capital with a thousand different faces

Beijing, the cultural capital with a thousand different faces

Bejing, formally transliterated as Peking has been a topic of conversation for centuries: since the Han, Tang, and especially the Jin Dynasties, becoming China's principal city in 1153, until the Ming Dynasty transferred its seat of government there in 1421. That is how Beijing officially became the capital of China.
Emilie Joulia2 June 2015
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Why go to Shanghai?

Why go to Shanghai?

Shanghai won't leave you indifferent: the skyscrapers of The Bund, and the bustle of Nanking Road are evidence of how dynamic the city is. But you can also see its Chinese soul when you walk through the paved squares and Lilong - the narrow paved alleys that are typical of the city. And, of course, Shanghai is a city renowned for its food: a feast for the taste buds.
Aurélie Croiziers2 June 2015
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Macau, where China becomes... Portugal, or Las Vegas!

Macau, where China becomes... Portugal, or Las Vegas!

Macau is Asia's Las Vegas or Portugal - the style of the 50s in a UNESCO World Heritage site, casinos, and Portuguese egg tarts... An explosive mixture in an out of the ordinary city.
Amelie Voyagista1 June 2015
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