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sustainable travel in China

Chinese door in Hutong alley

Seeking your advice: How to solve WildChina’s waterbottle problem?

Each year, WildChina plans and leads journeys for thousands of clients from all over the world. And with these clients, comes lots and lots of used plastic water bottles– which doesn’t make us, as committed...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

Applications for the WildChina Explorer Grant due soon!

Interested in exploring forgotten villages in Guizhou? Have a passion for the traditional art of rug weaving from Xinjiang? Itching to retrace a famous route? If so, you better act quickly! The WildChina Explorer Grant...
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Ethnic Minorities of China

Wild no more? Beijing’s ‘Wild Wall’ to open to the public

Wild no more? Beijing’s ‘Wild Great Wall‘ to open to the public. Huanghuacheng, or the “Yellow Flower” Great Wall, has long been a lesser-known section to visitors.  Often been referred to as the “Wild Wall,”...
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Ethnic Minorities of China

Lonely Planet’s China Guide: Good-looking, but mediocre

I was very impressed by the beginning of the Lonely Planet China Guide book. “The Best of China” page offered a quick summary of the classic highlights of the country that one should never miss...
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The Ancient Tea Trees of Southern Yunnan

Deep in the heart of Southern Yunnan there exist tea trees unlike any other on Earth. The jungles of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture and the districts of Simao and Lincang are home to the oldest...
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Imperial dragon patterns

Tea Master Zheng and Organic Tea Production near Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province

Although the Wangs and many other tea growers feel they must resort to using pesticides, there exists a select group of tea cultivators that refuse to use hazardous chemicals—keeping their tea 100% organic. Tea Master...
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