Imperial dragon patterns

Tips for Avoiding Altitude Sickness

In Tibet, “the Roof of the World”, Lhasa is one of the most beautiful cities on earth. At an elevation of 3,650 meters above sea level (11,975 feet), it’s also one of the highest. Ihave...
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Candles in a Buddhist temple

What We’re Reading: NatGeo in Shangri-La

Yunnan continues to be an inspiration for interesting commentary, with National Geographic‘s May 2009 issue featuring a piece on Shangri-la (Zhongdian). Mark Jenkins explores this “complicated” and “confounding” Tibetan town in southwest China and the competing visions...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

What We’re Reading: NY Times Goes to Yunnan

New York Times reporter Edward Wong unknowingly traced WildChina’s first-ever trip in the piece he recently wrote for the Sunday Travel section. Edward travels throughout Yunnan, from the valley of the Mekong River, (called the...
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Interview with Professor Frank Hawke

One of the first 8 Americans who came over to study in China in the late 1970’s, Frank Hawke is a well-known figure in Beijing. Currently, Frank is the Chairman of Greater China for Kroll,...
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Interview With Our Expert – Yunnan Culture Expert Zhang Xilu

A leading expert on the ancient Nanzhao Kingdom and a distinguished leader in the intellectual community in Dali, Yunnan Province, Zhang Xilu is an invaluable resource for any traveler interested in Dali culture and the...
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Holiday Gift Guide: Beijing and Shanghai

One of the perks (and perils) of traveling through Beijing and Shanghai is the excellent shopping that can be found, and often for great prices. With the holidays fast approaching, your resident WildChina shoppers thought...
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Fisherman in YangShuo

WildChina’s Albert Ng at WTM-China Contact Future of Travel Forum

WildChina’s CEO Albert Ng spoke on November 12th, 2008 at the World Travel Market in London as part of the China Contact Future of Travel forum. An expert on China inbound tourism, Albert discussed the...
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Sho Dun Festival in Tibet

Want to Visit Lhasa? Now’s the Time.

Working for a travel company, people often ask me where they should visit in China. While it always depends on the season and the situation, right now I've got a clear favorite: Tibet, and now...
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Experiencing the Power of Lijiang & Zhongdian

Our first stop was in Lijiang's lovely Old Town, which was restored after a devastating 1996 earthquake. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lijiang is considered the "Venice of the East" as it features cobblestone alleyways,...
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Pingwu County

50 T-Shirts Donated to Mupi Village in Pingwu County

WildChina's t-shirts arrived at Sichuan's Mupi Village last week. The village is located at, Pingwu county, one of the hardest hit counties from the Sichuan earthquake.
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