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Fisherman in YangShuo

WildChina Twitter Live Q+A, Question 3: Exploring Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province

Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, a region in the southern part of China’s Yunnan province, is known for its intriguing combination of Dai and other minority culture, incredible biodiversity, delicious cuisine that combines Chinese and Thai...
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Traditional Chinese Architecture

WildChina Twitter Live Q+A, Question 1: Staying Healthy While Dining in China

The WildChina Twitter Live Q+A question series is a collection of five questions either posed or inspired by WildChina’s Twitter Live Q+A session on Wednesday, November 11. If you have questions about China Travel, follow...
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Imperial dragon patterns

How can you save money when traveling to China with an iPhone?

I learned how expensive it is to use my Iphone in China, the hard way! When I landed at Beijing airport and turned on my iPhone, the first text message popped up: “AT&T Free Msg:...
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The mystic Yellow Mountain in Anhui

What Should I Pack for My Trip to China?

Your tickets are booked, your travel plans are confirmed, you’re ready to go! Except for the question: what should I pack for my trip to China? Here’s a list of items you might want to...
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Ethnic Minorities of China

Breastfeeding when traveling to China: My breast pump

I am about to travel to China with my 3 kids in 2 days. My youngest baby is only 9 months old and still happily nursing away. Formula? Tried once and was rejected completely. So,...
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Candles in a Buddhist temple

Minding Your Manners: 4 Tips On China Etiquette

One of the most common topics our guides are questioned on while they are on trips is etiquette. While a friendly smile and a xie xie (thank you in Mandarin) go a long way, it’s...
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Rice Terraces in the south of China

Finding a Good Restaurant in China

Out of all the questions I’m asked about living in China, the most common is definitely “So, how’s the food?” In a word, delicious. From dumplings and noodles to spicy Sichuan and Hunan fare, there’s...
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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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Traveling During Chinese New Year

Traveling During Chinese New Year? Read This First

While it’s one of our favorite times of year, traveling during Chinese New Year can also be an overwhelming time to travel. With a majority of Chinese citizens off of work and traveling with or...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

Troubles getting visa to China?

You may have heard about some people having difficulties getting visa to China.  If you look on the Web, it's very easy to find a host of rumors about China's harsh visa policies. 
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