Traditional Chinese Architecture

Three Yunnan Spots Considered for World Heritage Designation

As is obvious from our previous posts about Yunnan, we at WildChina can’t say enough about this beautifully diverse southwestern province. Not only do we regularly run tours to the area, but we also love reading...
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Candles in a Buddhist temple

What We’re Reading: NatGeo in Shangri-La

Yunnan continues to be an inspiration for interesting commentary, with National Geographic‘s May 2009 issue featuring a piece on Shangri-la (Zhongdian). Mark Jenkins explores this “complicated” and “confounding” Tibetan town in southwest China and the competing visions...
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Experiencing the Power of Lijiang & Zhongdian

Our first stop was in Lijiang's lovely Old Town, which was restored after a devastating 1996 earthquake. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lijiang is considered the "Venice of the East" as it features cobblestone alleyways,...
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