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Gansu’s Mogao Caves: A Desert Sanctuary a Millennium in the Making

Originally posted on Caixin Global Buddhism came to China in many waves and through many routes. It brought not just a philosophy, but a cultural milieu of art, sculpture, festivals, and literature. Nowhere is the influence...
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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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Candles in a Buddhist temple

Top 5 China Experiences – For the Return Visitor

You’ve seen the Forbidden City, walked along Shanghai’s Bund at night, stared those famous Terracotta Warriors straight in the face – and now you’ve caught the China bug. So what’s next? Here are some ways...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

The Mogao Caves and More Top Dunhuang Attractions

Discover the best of Dunhuang with our guide to this ancient Silk Road trading city. Here are our picks for must-see attractions, best things to eat, as well as some WildChina flourishes to make your...
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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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Tibetan Buddhism Flags

Along China’s Silk Road

  When you first heard of the Silk Road, you might have had romantic ideas of a smooth road made out of silk. In reality, the Silk Road is not even a road at all...
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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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Beautiful night in an old town in Yunnan

WildChina Photo Contest: May 2011 – People & Portraits

Submit your photos to WildChina for a chance to win a cash prize! In preparation for the fall photo expedition with Sean Gallagher along the Silk Road in Xinjiang, we would like to introduce the...
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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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