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Girl praying at an ancient temple

Guizhou: An Unexpected Discovery

Last week, WildChina staff member, Annika traveled to Guizhou for the first time. She writes here about what she discovered there. The one overarching thought that remained with me throughout our Leisure team survey trip...
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A camel resting in the Gobi Desert

6 Facts About Tibet

Updated: April 2, 2019 A land enshrouded in spirituality, Tibet is home to distinct cultural traditions and astounding natural scenery, making it a top destination among intrepid travelers. The home of Tibetan Buddhism, this secluded...
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Breaking the Winter Cycle: Tropical Xishuangbanna

Nestled in the southernmost tip of Yunnan province, just between neighboring Myanmar and Laos, this region hosts a vibrant intermingling of cultures and landscapes. With average daily highs of 26 degrees Celsius in January, the...
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Imperial dragon patterns

Interview: Bill Bleisch, 2012 WildChina Explorer

  Bill Bleisch has been involved in environmental efforts in China and its neighboring countries for nearly two decades. One perennial focus of his work has been the way in which habitat loss stemming from...
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Man looking after cattle on the Tibetan plateau

Breaking the Winter Cycle: Shanghai

Ring in the New Year… Shanghai style Looking for an exciting way to bring in the New Year? While thousands of people are huddled like penguins in the streets of Times Square, you could be...
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Ethnic Minorities of China

Breaking the Winter Cycle: Lhasa, Tibet

  For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, this time of year is one of mixed feelings. On one hand, the changing of the seasons is a welcome period of transition, in which we...
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Girl praying at an ancient temple

Tour Erhai Lake by Bicycle

A WildChina employee takes off on an impromptu bike ride… Escaping Dali After exploring the bustling streets of Dalizhen in Yunnan Province, we needed an escape to mother nature. With the towering Cangshan Mountains encircling...
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Traditional Chinese Architecture

Get Lost in Gansu

It’s not hard to lose yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of the Gansu wilderness… the immense mountains and sweeping meadows of China’s northwest promise a majestic realm far from the hustle and bustle of coastal...
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Fisherman in YangShuo

Next Destination in Yunnan: Gaoligong Mountain Range

WildChina has always had a knack for predicting the next hot destination in China–for better or for worse.  We were the first to pioneer journeys to Yubeng village in Meili Snow Mountain in 1999 and...
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Tibetan Buddhism Flags

Going off the beaten path, safely

Going off the beaten path, safely. This past week, China Daily reported that Beijing’s rescue team, “Luye,” responded to four emergency calls during the week-long October Holiday alone – all from travelers who needed assistance...
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