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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Chinese door in Hutong alley

A winter visit to the Yungang Grottoes

Earlier this month, WildChina travel consultant Sherry Duo packed her bags and hopped on the train for a short weekend adventure in northern China.  Sherry is originally from Datong, a city of +3 million in...
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Traditional Chinese Architecture

Saving the Secret Towers

The following is an excerpt from an article in The Wall Street Journal by Mitch Moxley, a Canadian journalist with national and international reporting experience. He’s written on politics, travel, business and other topics from China,...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

Mummies a Mysterious Link to Xinjiang’s Past

Even for experienced China travelers, the vast region of Xinjiang in the country’s northwest is full of surprises. One of the bigger surprises is the mystery of the dried corpses known as the Tarim mummies,...
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A camel resting in the Gobi Desert

Traditional papermaking still alive in Xishuangbanna

During a recent visit to Xishuangbanna in southern Yunnan Province we stopped by the small but industrious village of Manzhao, which is known throughout the region for its traditional papermaking. The people of Manzhao are...
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Man enjoying his tea

Tibetan Thangka Academy: Saving a dying tradition

Our journeys are great ways to enjoy the beauty of China’s countryside as well as the dynamism and history of its cities, but they are also unique opportunities to meet inspiring and unforgettable people. During...
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Ethnic Minorities of China

Unveiling Peking Opera

Before I came to Beijing, I remember hearing the word “opera” and associating it with the beautiful arias of Italian singers and world-famous artists like Pavarotti. After going to the Laoshe Teahouse my whole perspective...
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Guizhou: Preserving Cultural Traditions of China

In Guizhou (southwestern China), I joined a family of four from North Carolina, on a trip entitled "Hidden Tribes of China." We were led by our highly energetic guide, Xiao, a lifelong Guizhou native whose...
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Terracotta Army in Xi'an

Xi’an: Exploring the Past and Present of China

The last three days in Xi’an have flown by! This historic city, which is southwest of Beijing in Shaanxi province, once served as imperial China’s capital as well as the eastern starting point for the...
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