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China is huge. It's diverse. It's fascinating. It takes your breath away. It clutches at your stomach. It puzzles your nose. It delights and destroys your tongue. It opens your eyes and changes the way they see, forever.
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Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China, 427400
It's expensive to get in to this national park but the ticket gives you 3 days entry. There's a simple hostel that you can stay at between hikes. Macaques, hours of hiking, breathtaking views. Cross your fingers for clear skies and it'll simply be...
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Longsheng, Guilin, Guangxi, China
It’s hard to believe as I pour a cup of crisp white grains into boiling water that they began their journey to the stove in a place as serene as the terraced hills at Longsheng, outside Guilin, China. The Longji rice terraces cover the rolling...
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Jiuzhaigou, Aba, Sichuan, China, 623400
Jiuzhaigou Valley (or Jiuzhaigou National Park) is located in Sichuan, China. It is one of the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This is the longest hiking experience I've ever had - it took me two days to finish every part of the park! However, I...
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Only one and a half hours by train from Xian, the ancient China capital, "Huashan is the most beautiful mountain in China” I was told by many mainland travelers. After a strenuous 5 hours climb, I arrived the snow capped East Peak at 2100m for...
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It's 10:00 A.M. (China Standard Time) on the banks of the Karakul in China's far western Xinjiang province, but the sun has just barely risen. I watch a Kyrgyz family emerge from their stone houses to feed chickens and collect water in the long...
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Wulong, Chongqing, China
Located in the Wulong National Geology Park, the Wu Long karsts form a range of stone bridges and deep mountain valleys in Wulong county of Chongqing municipality. The Wulong karsts, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are also home to the Three...
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E Ring Rd, Xianggelila Shi, Diqing Zangzuzizhizhou, Yunnan Sheng, China
At 18,000 ft a 2 day trek through the Tiger Leaping Gorge is no easy task (at least not for sea level people like us.) With the rest of China running full steam ahead the gorge was a nice respite from the swarms of tourists. The remote location...