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aocheng Yading Scenic Area in Western Sichuan

Where to Travel in China in Summer 

As the world starts planning for the holiday season, here's WildChina's guide on where to travel in China in summer.
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Episode 18: Dunhuang & the Mogao Grottoes

For our eighteenth episode we chat with Dunhuang Academy Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Neil Schmid. As one of the world’s leading authorities on medieval Buddhism’s visual culture, Neil covers the importance and implications of the grotto art...
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Tibetan Buddhism Flags

Gansu’s Mogao Caves: A Desert Sanctuary a Millennium in the Making

Originally posted on Caixin Global Buddhism came to China in many waves and through many routes. It brought not just a philosophy, but a cultural milieu of art, sculpture, festivals, and literature. Nowhere is the influence...
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Candles in a Buddhist temple

Unearthing China’s History One Site at a Time: An Archaeological Adventure With Dr. Ye Wa

For anyone curious about one of the world’s oldest civilizations and those who love learning about and experiencing history, we developed one of our new expert-led adventures through the living museum that is China just for you....
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Beautiful night in an old town in Yunnan

4 Must-Sees Along the Silk Road in China

As early as the 1st century BCE, traders made the epic journey between China and Europe along the Silk Road. This legendary trade route snaked through China’s northwest and promoted incredible diversity in the region’s language, culture, and...
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Girl praying at an ancient temple

Insider’s Guide to the Best Natural Landscapes in China

China is home to some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet. From dry deserts to pillar-like mountains, massive rivers to cascading rice terraces – our list of ‘must-sees’ is enough to fill a large notebook. But...
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Fisherman in YangShuo

What to Do in Gansu

Nestled between the high-altitude Tibetan and Loess plateaus, China’s Gansu Province has been making international headlines as one of Lonely Planet’s Best Destinations in Asia for 2017. This region of China, West of Beijing, was an...
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The Top Archaeological Sites in China to Visit

With more than 5,000 years of history, China is home to ancient archaeological sites preserved through the sands of time.
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