Chinese door in Hutong alley

Eight Places to Visit as China Emerges From Coronavirus

By Zhang Mei (Apr 29, 2020) Zhihua Temple As I write this, fewer than 100 days have passed since Wuhan was locked down. Yet, we are living in a different world. While many of my...
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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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Ethnic Minorities of China

How to Choose Between Xi’an and Chengdu

On your first trip to China visiting Beijing and Shanghai is a must. Ideally, we’d then recommend adding Xi’an and Chengdu to the mix. But if you’re pushed for time, how should you choose between these...
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Ethnic Minorities of China

The Best Second-Tier Cities in China to Visit

While they may be beyond the bright lights and popular sights of Beijing and Shanghai, a handful of second-tier cities in China pulse with unique character and flare; offering first-tier attractions, including the world’s largest...
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Man enjoying his tea

Xi’an: More than Terracotta Warriors

When people travel to Xi’an, they’re often familiar with the iconic Terracotta warriors, the food of the Muslim District, and the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda that stands over the city. Sure, we all know and...
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Beautiful night in an old town in Yunnan

Islamic Architecture in China: 4 Stunning Cities

In 652 AD, Muslim traders and diplomats brought the religion of Islam to China. Today, China boasts a Muslim population of over 23 million and there are 35,000 mosques scattered throughout the vast country. Islamic influence can be found...
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Buddhist sculpture and art

Silk Road Tours: Our Insider’s Guide to the Top Destinations

Want to make like Marco Polo and explore some of the Silk Road? To help you start planning your voyage along this ancient trade route, we’ve compiled a list of our top destinations. – Despite its name,...
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Ethnic Minorities of China

Best Chinese Food in China: A City by City Guide

From Peking duck in Beijing to the spice markets of Sichuan, Chinese cuisine is as vast and fascinating as the country itself. Here are our tips for eating the best Chinese food in China. Warning: this...
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The mystic Yellow Mountain in Anhui

5 Best Dishes in Xi’an

One of the oldest cities in China, Xi’an is best known as the home of Emperor Qin’s terracotta army but the city’s unique and mouthwatering cuisine is a reason to visit in its own right....
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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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