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Culture and Discovery in China

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 preserve...
Amelie Voyagista 29 July 2015
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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...
Amelie Voyagista 15 June 2015
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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 imitat...
Laetitia Santos 15 June 2015
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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 W...
Emilie Joulia 12 June 2015
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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...
Aurélie Croiziers 2 June 2015
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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 ...
Aurélie Croiziers 2 June 2015
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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 visi...
Tiphaine Leblanc 2 June 2015
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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 principa...
Emilie Joulia 2 June 2015
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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 Chines...
Aurélie Croiziers 2 June 2015
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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 o...
Amelie Voyagista 1 June 2015
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