Beyond China

Rice Terraces in the south of China

Dishes of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan: Layers of Flavor and Generations of Tradition

Written and photographed by Richard Barnes Despite their close proximity to one another, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan seem to have more differences than similarities. One is perched high in the mountains with a culture steeped in...
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Georgia Freedman China South of the Clouds

WildChina Expert-Led Series: Yunnan & Laos with Georgia Freedman

In China’s far southern reaches – where Yunnan Province’s Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture meets Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam – the country feels less like China and more like Southeast Asia. And with 13 of China’s 55 ethnic minority groups (many...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

Why Venture Beyond the Middle Kingdom with China Experts?

It’s no secret that we’re China-mad but we’re also passionate about going to where our hearts compel us. Occasionally, that means leaving our beloved Middle Kingdom behind. With our “Beyond China” collection of journeys, we struck out...
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Man looking after cattle on the Tibetan plateau

The Best Time to Travel to Bhutan

Famously known as ‘the happiest place on Earth,’ the tiny landlocked nation of Bhutan is a paradise of snowy mountains and glimmering Buddhist temples. Our on-the-ground research will let you know when’s the best time to travel...
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A camel resting in the Gobi Desert

Only Have one day in Angkor Wat? Here’s How to Make the Most of it

Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world. Photo by Poswiecie via pixabay. Hidden in the jungles of Cambodia lie the ruins of Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the world, the symbol...
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Imperial dragon patterns

Adopt an Elephant for a Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Many dream of riding an elephant through a jungle in Southeast Asia. The strength and beauty of these animals is a sight to behold. We’ve partnered with the best elephant farm to create this once-in-a-lifetime experience....
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Girl praying at an ancient temple

The Best Southeast Asia Destinations

At WildChina, we’re not afraid to strike out in the direction of new and exotic frontiers which has led us to develop a collection of journeys that go beyond the walls of the Middle Kingdom. With...
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Candles in a Buddhist temple

The Best Upscale Restaurants in Luang Prabang

Nestled in the heart of the former French colony of Laos, Luang Prabang has its own blend of culinary traditions featuring everything from Southeast Asian-French fusion to more exotic local dishes. — Set at the intersection...
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The mystic Yellow Mountain in Anhui

Myanmar’s 7 Most Luxurious Retreat Hotels

A little far off the typical Asian tour, Myanmar still hosts a variety of luxurious hotels for the discerning traveler. Step into this faraway land, previously unopened to the West. – ‘It is quite unlike...
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Girl praying at an ancient temple

What is Bhutan’s Food Like?

A tiny nation bordering East and South Asia, Bhutan has an unexpected flair for unique food. This ancient culture only recently opened its doors in 1974, so its cuisine has evolved almost completely isolated from...
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