Imperial dragon patterns

Why You’ll Never Be Bored In Xinjiang

There are 55 officially recognized ethnic minorities in China, although you might not notice if you only stay in big cities like Beijing or Shanghai. If you really want to get a taste of the...
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Buddhist sculpture and art

China’s Secret Foodie Destination  

So you’ve tried Chinese food from all over the country – Beijing’s famous street snacks, dim sum from Shanghai, hotpot from Sichuan, perhaps even Yunnanese cheese. But have you ever sampled Xinjiang cuisine? Never fear,...
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Man looking after cattle on the Tibetan plateau

Out West in China’s Rugged Xinjiang Province

Even for the seasoned China traveler, the ancient Silk Road regions are a place of mystery and surprise. Past civilizations and modern countries have left layer upon layer of cultural influences in this crossroads of global...
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Imperial dragon patterns

Xinjiang: Go West, young man (or woman)

A trip to China’s western province of Xinjiang is a journey to a China that you will not recognize. Although it has a history thousands of years long, and a population of over 1.5 billion,...
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Fisherman in YangShuo

WildChina pends journeys along the Southern Silk Road

Due to recent disturbances in Kashgar and Khotan of Xinjiang province, WildChina does not recommend trips to the area at this time. No WildChina travelers are in this area at this time. As always, WildChina...
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Candles in a Buddhist temple

Autumn destinations: Xinjiang

If you’ve been thinking about an autumn getaway in China, now is the time to make plans for an unforgettable trip. Not too hot and not too cold, fall provides ideal weather conditions to see...
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A camel resting in the Gobi Desert

Goodbye Kashgar Old Town

As we’ve all heard , Kashgar’s Old Town, a place of 2100 years’ history, is being destroyed. I’m sad to say that I witnessed this on a recent trip I lead through Xinjiang, probably one...
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Beautiful night in an old town in Yunnan

Interview With Our Expert – National Geographic Photographer Michael Yamashita

This October, Michael Yamashita will lead a 9-day photography journey on the Silk Road. We caught up with Michael Yamashita to chat about photography tips, his passion for the Silk Road, and the lessons he...
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Traditional Chinese Architecture

2/3 of Kashgar’s Old Town Bulldozed

WildChina's local partners in Xinjiang have confirmed an article written by Paul Mooney in The National on the recent destruction of 2/3 of Kashgar's Old Town. Over the past few weeks, bulldozers have moved into...
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