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Top 5 Coldest Places in China… Brrr, and You Think Where You Live Is Cold

As the Northern Hemisphere descends into the depths of winter, many of us are really dreading the chill, and some areas are feeling it already. However, this is nothing compared to the freezing temperatures in the coldest places in China. Just reading about the annual Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin gave me a real sense of the ...

Max Lu

Tree branches rimed with frost outside a snow-covered village in Heilongjiang Province, China.

Top 5 Things to See in Zhangjiajie

Located in Central China, Zhangjiajie is about 600 miles away from Hong Kong. The region is well known for its mountain peaks, which number more than 200. Here are five places you need to check out in Zhangjiajie. What to See 1. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Are you a fan of the 2009 movie Avatar ...

Raven Montmorency

The Jiangjiajie National Forest Park.

Traveling Along the Amazing Yangtze River of China

China’s Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia at 3,975 miles in length. Globally, it is ranked third after Africa’s Nile River and South America’s Amazon River. The drainage basin of the Yangtze takes almost one-fifth of China’s total land area. The Yangtze River delta alone accounts for almost 20 percent of the country’s ...

Raven Montmorency

The Yangtze River through the Three Gorges.

Try These 7 Little Known Travel Destinations in China

While there are many famous travel destinations in China, they are often overcrowded and can be shockingly expensive. However, there are many other beautiful places to visit that may not be as famous, but they are far less crowded and far cheaper to visit. Travel destinations in China Historic Jinxi Town in Suzhou City, Jiangsu ...

Troy Oakes

Little Known Travel Destinations In China

China’s Most Beautiful Town, Ancient Fenghuang

Ancient Fenghuang is an exceptionally well-preserved town and sits on the western border of Hunan Province. It is in an area with exceptional natural beauty where mountains, water, and blue skies prevail. Upon arrival, you will be captivated by its air of mystery, elegance, and primitive simplicity. Located on the banks of the Tuojiang River ...

Troy Oakes

Ancient Fenghuang

7 of the Best Hidden China Travel Destinations

Here are seven of the best hidden China travel destinations, which are not so famous and thus are far less crowded. Yi Chun in Heilongjiang: Appreciate the lingering charms of autumn Yi Chun (伊春) is the definition of a quaint forest town. It is in the region of the Lesser Khingan Mountain Range (小興安嶺), which ...

Armin Auctor

Roof line of an ancient Chinese building as seen through the trees with changing leaves in fall.

The Beautiful Fugui Cape in Taiwan

Situated at the northernmost tip of Taiwan island, Fugui Cape (富貴角) was originally called “Dabin (打賓)” or “Dabian (打鞭),” and was described as “hoek” (small peninsula) by the Dutch in the 18th century. The name was then transliterated as “Fuji,” and was called “Fugui” by local people afterward. As one of the three most significant capes ...

Billy Shyu

China’s Yunnan Province: An Attempt to Decipher Diversity

If there were any place that deserves the crown of diversity, then it most probably would be Yunnan Province, China’s ethnic melting pot. Its landscapes are as grand as its people are diverse. While bordering Vietnam, Laos, and Burma, almost half of China’s 56 minority groups are situated here. Every trip is part of more ...

Hermann Rohr