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Girl praying at an ancient temple

Conde Nast Traveler names WildChina Founder Mei Zhang “Top Travel Specialist for 2010”

We at WildChina are thrilled to announce that founder Mei Zhang has been named by Condé Nast Traveler‘s Wendy Perrin as a Top Travel Specialist for 2010. For the past 11 years, Perrin has hand-selected a...
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Traditional Chinese Architecture

Living like the Miao: Guizhou Homestays

It is one thing to visit a remote Chinese village – but have you ever wondered what it would be like to live and participate in a Guizhou homestay? I often think back to my...
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Buddhist sculpture and art

Interview with Matthew Hu, Chinese cultural heritage preservationist

Beijing’s whirlwind of development, like the rest of China’s, is having serious consequences for the city’s traditional neighborhoods. In wake of such destruction and construction, who is behind the movement to protect the structures of...
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A camel resting in the Gobi Desert

Travel Tips for Backpacking in China’s Wild West

I recently returned to WildChina’s Beijing office after spending 11 days in Gansu province, and a friend similarly returned via train to the capital city yesterday after a month in Xinjiang and we decided to...
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Fisherman in YangShuo

What We’re Reading: 72 Hours in Yangshuo

At WildChina’s Beijing office, we loved the playful and poetic piece by CNNGo‘s Dan Ouyang, “72 Hours in Yangshuo: Tourist town by trade, simple village at heart,” on one of Guangxi‘s most charming areas. Our...
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A camel resting in the Gobi Desert

Where did the beauty of Lijiang go?

Incredible scenery, history, and culture. Overrun destinations, touristy shops, and luxury chain hotels. In Lijiang, Yunnan province, there is a constant push and pull of cultural value versus cultural commodity, authentic experiences versus commercialized sites....
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Man enjoying his tea

The Hypocrisy of Tourism?

Clean technology, sustainable tourism. They go hand-in-hand in China, right? Not so, says Hunan province’s Zhang Yue, or “Chairman Zhang” – the founder and chairman of innovative, clean-tech Broad Air Conditioning and accompanying utopian Broad...
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Traditional Chinese Architecture

Mei Zhang elected to TIES Advisory Board

At its recent biannual Board meeting, The Board of Directors of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) unanimously agreed to implement a new structure of TIES Board, with the new Advisory Board consisting of ecotourism experts...
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Fisherman in YangShuo

Cliff Tea of the Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

The Wuyi Mountains, located in northwest Fujian Province, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. According to UNESCO, “Mount Wuyi is the most outstanding area for biodiversity conservation in southeast China and a refuge...
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Candles in a Buddhist temple

Hakka home cooking adventures in Guangdong, China

This is the third post by guest blogger Shanti Christensen. Méixiàn 梅县, Guangdong, China — I am fascinated by the diaspora of any people. Given the ease of mobility, we find ourselves in every country...
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