Old Chengdu

A Taste of Old Chengdu

On Chengdu's central Wenmiao Street a truly local snack awaits those who know where to find it. One stall, an elderly couple and a window to a forgotten city.
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Episode 15: Beijing Ghost Stories and Chinese Supernatural Beliefs

In this seasonal special we cover a range of afterlife and ghoulish topics, from joss paper burnings going virtual with the growing awareness of environmental impacts, to Chinese Ouija boards and supernatural beliefs, and of...
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Episode 14: Sanxingdui and Archaeology in Sichuan

For our fourteenth episode, we head to the Sanxingdui archaeological site in Sichuan province with Harvard’s anthropology department professor of archaeology, Rowan Flad.
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Where to Travel Around China This Fall

From up-close experiences in Tibetan monasteries to an epic foodie journey around Sichuan, your fall adventure awaits.
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April 8, 2021

Book Talk: Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper by Fuchsia Dunlop [in Mandarin] (Event #5)

Fuchsia Dunlop, prolific food writer and trained Sichuanese chef, reads to us from her book Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China and reminisces with Mei on a life spent...
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Top 7 Fall Destinations Around China

Make the ultimate escape this fall Autumn is, for many of us at WildChina, our favorite season to travel. The rain and humidity of the summer lifts, the skies clear, and the air starts to...
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The mystic Yellow Mountain in Anhui

Jiuzhaigou National Park Reopens Further Following Devastating 2017 Earthquake

Jiuzhaigou National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in China’s Sichuan Province is a true gem of an attraction. Meaning ‘Nine Village Valley’, Jiuzhaigou is named for the nine Tibetan villages that dot the sprawling...
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WildChina’s Donation

Confronted by such terrible tragedy, every little bit counts.  We have decided to make a collective donation to assist with the relief efforts in Sichuan. WildChina has donated 21,906 RMB in total.  The staff raised...
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The mystic Yellow Mountain in Anhui

What to do in Chengdu: Pandas, Hot Pot, and Lazy Days in the Park

Here’s the essentials that you absolutely can’t miss on your trip to Chengdu, as well as a few extras that are well worth your time if you’ve got an extra day. Chengdu is home to...
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Adventures on the Tibetan Plateau: No Permit Required

Summer is the perfect time for an adventure on the Tibetan Plateau. But you don’t have to go through the process of getting special permits to Tibet in order to experience the richly spiritual and...
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