China

Dehang Miao Village

An Eventful Day at The Dehang Miao Village

Dehang translates to “beautiful valley” in the Hmong language, and it’s easy to see why. Located about 20km west of the city of Jishou, the village has been open for tourism since the 1980s. And most visitors make the trip over for two reasons: to experience local Miao culture and to hike through one of

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Southern Great Wall Fenghuang

A Walk Along China’s Southern Great Wall

The Fenghuang Ancient Town area has plenty to do and see. Accordingly, many visitors like to spend several days in the area, exploring the town’s hidden spots and cobblestone backstreets. And if you purchase the ¥168 ‘through ticket’ for the attractions around Fenghuang, you’ll notice that the ticket includes a few places well outside the

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Nanhua Mountain Phoenix Cultural Spot

Meeting a Mythical Bird at The Nanhua Mountain Phoenix Cultural Spot

Fenghuang, one of China’s most beloved historical towns, translates to ‘Phoenix.’  The legendary bird, in fact, has been a part of Chinese folklore and culture for around 8,000 years. And arriving in Fenghuang Ancient Town, I wondered if I’d get the chance to learn more about it. But while Phoenix imagery is abundant throughout the

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Fenghuang Tuojiang River

Fenghuang Ancient Town: The Ultimate Guide

It would be hard to look at pictures of Hunan Province’s Fenghuang Ancient Town and not feel immediately drawn to the place. Its stilt houses, picturesque river area and cobblestone alleyways combine to make it one of China’s most scenic towns. But while domestic tourists flock to Fenghuang in droves, it remains well off the

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Zhangjiajie Golden Whip Stream

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (3 of 3): Hiking Huangshi Village

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is one of China’s, and the world’s, most breathtaking natural scenic areas. China’s first ever national park, Zhangjiajie first opened its doors back in 1982. The huge sandstone pillars which it’s known for, however, were formed many millions of years ago. Most visitors flock to the Yuanjiajie and Tianzi Mountain districts to see

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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Tianzi Mountain

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (2 of 3): Hiking Tianzi Mountain

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is one of China’s, and the world’s, most breathtaking natural scenic areas. First opened in 1982, it’s the country’s first ever national park. Zhangjiajie is known for its huge sandstone pillars formed by many years of water erosion, and there are a near countless number of them throughout the area. At

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