Ecolodges and Restoration in Yangshuo and Shaxi

Episode 30: Ecolodges and Restoration in Yangshuo and Shaxi

For this episode we’re exploring Yangshuo, Guangxi and Shaxi, Yunnan with Chris Barclay. Who is Chris Barclay? Well, if you’ve been to Yangshuo anytime in the last 20 years, you’ve probably heard of the Yangshuo...
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Traditional Chinese Architecture

It’s all about the tea…into the mind of WildChina Expert Jeff Fuchs

Musings from WildChina Explorer and Expert Jeff Fuchs on the importance of the Ancient Tea & Horse Caravan Road, and why we should all bump it up on our travel list… The Ancient Tea &...
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Girl praying at an ancient temple

Review: Tea Horse Road by Michael Freeman and Selena Ahmed

For many travelers, one of the difficult aspects of setting aside the time and money for a trip to China is that it’s hard to know what you’re getting yourself in for until you’re stepping...
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Tibetan Buddhism Flags

Trail Tribulations

Ancient tea and Horse Caravan Trip: The following is an excerpt from “Trail Tribulations” by Paul Mooney, South China Morning Post ———– Ouyang Shangxian worked briefly on the trail. His classic Shaxi courtyard house is...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

South of the Clouds: Shaxi, Yunnan, China

The following post is an excerpt from Catherine Bodry, a writer for AOL’s Gadling Travel Blog. Once an important market town on China’s ancient tea-horse road, Shaxi is one of seemingly very few Chinese villages that have...
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A camel resting in the Gobi Desert

Shaxi: A small patch of paradise in Yunnan

Teeming with geographical, ethnic and biological diversity – plus some of the best food in China – Yunnan has always been one of our most popular destinations. The charming small towns of Lijiang, Dali, Jinghong and...
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