As China is the third-largest country in the world, you're unlikely to find many places to visit in China where the streets are empty of either cars or people. The other thing you won’t see is families with lots of children, as China’s one-child policy is strikingly evident where...
Known around the world for its famous Terracotta Warriors, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a stunning China landmark, Xian is well and truly on the radar for most visitors to China. Other Xian attractions include the culture and architecture in Xian's Muslim quarter, temples and towers.The...

Yangtze River Cruise

When I went on a Yangtze River cruise, back in 2006, the Three Gorges Dam project was half-way through completion. Since then, China’s Three Gorges Dam project has tamed Asia’s longest river. According to a famous travel quote by Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, "A journey of a thousand miles begins...
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5 Things To Do in Xiamen

It may be just one square kilometre in size, but Xiamen's Gulang Island knows how to drum up interest beyond its sleek measurements making a visit to the island one of the top things to do in Xiamen. The local guide will tell you the local population is somewhere between...
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Inner Mongolia in winter

A realm of snow-covered grasslands, yurts, ice castles and Russian dolls, Inner Mongolia is a Chinese region with Mongolian heart and Russian soul. Mongolia in winter is like being in a dream. As dawn breaks, the city of Manzhouli becomes a distant dot in the rear vision mirror of our...
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Yunnan is one of the places to visit in China that nobody thinks of because it's a little out of the way. A Yunnan holiday offers a serene mountain getaway with World Heritage attractions, small cities and towns.The World Heritage old town of Lijiang and the otherworldly Shangri La...