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Expedition

Man looking after cattle on the Tibetan plateau

Tracking Gibbons in Ailaoshan’s Nature Reserve

This fall, our second 2012 WildChina Explorer Grant winners William Bleish and Yan lu will begin their expedition to the Aiolishan range in Yunnan. In January, William visited the region and put together a field...
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Buddhist sculpture and art

Backstage pass to Yunnan

Although WildChina is proud of all its itineraries, it is not every one that has a National Geographic award. One such lucky trip is WildChina’s Tea and Horse Caravan. Recognized in 2012 by National Geographic...
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Rice Terraces in the south of China

Float down a canal in Zhujiajiao

“Escaping the city” is a phrase that many are familiar with. The words “escape” and “Shanghai” placed in the same sentence, however, seems hard to imagine. Nevertheless, if you do wish to stray from the...
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Girl praying at an ancient temple

A 500 RMB Food Adventure in Shanghai

Beijing’s rival, Shanghai, is known for three things: the breathtaking Bund, mouthwatering street food, and…more food. WildChina provides some recommendations for fantastic eateries to check out while in the “Paris of the Orient” to dine...
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Tibetan Buddhism Flags

The Ancient Tea and Horse Road – An interview with Jeff Fuchs

After months of following Jeff Fuchs’ blog and appearances at WildChina’s website, I finally met him personally during a presentation at Beijing Literary Festival in Capital M. Jeff’s passion for mountains and tea are evident...
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Beautiful night in an old town in Yunnan

National Geographic 50 Tours of a Lifetime: WildChina’s Tea & Horse

WildChina is thrilled to announce that Tea and Horse was selected by National Geographic Traveler as one of the top 50 Tours of a Lifetime. The most daunting trade route in the world, passing through the...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

Off the beaten path in Shimen County

Shimen (石门) County of Changde (常德) prefecture in Hunan province — On a trip through Hunan to learn home-style recipes, the train from Changsha passes flooded rice fields gridding the landscape. A mixture of earthen homes and...
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Beautiful night in an old town in Yunnan

Discover Danba – Tibetan gem in western Sichuan

Traveling is easy these days. Planes, trains and ferries criss-cross the globe, Google maps and GPS can pinpoint your location in minute detail, and thousands of guidebooks, websites and blogs provide real-time information on almost...
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Imperial dragon patterns

Restoring Life to Mountain Retreat Where Mao Napped

The following is an article written by Edward Wong, a journalist for The New York Times based in Beijing, China. ———- MOGANSHAN, China — The first to build and occupy European-style stone villas atop this bamboo-cloaked...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

The Jewel of the Heights

The following is an excerpt from Jeff Fuchs’ Tea and Mountain Journals, a blog by explorer, photographer and writer Jeff Fuchs.  Jeff is the 2011 recipient of WildChina’s Explorer Grant.  He and friend Michael Kleinwort are currently...
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