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Most Important Temples to Visit in China (IV): Labrang Monastery

Most Important Temples to visit in China: Labrang Monastery   The largest Tibetan lamasery outside of Tibet proper, Labrang Monastery is also the most important in Amdo (northern Tibet). Founded in 1709, it is renowned as both an important pilgrimage … Continue reading

Most Important Temples to Visit in China (V)

Most Important Temples to Visit in China: Le Shan   Le Shan is the home of the world's largest Buddha, an incredible 233 feet (71m) high. Carved out of a cliff at the confluence of the Min and Dadu rivers, … Continue reading

Best Cities to Visit in China (X): Xi’an

Best Cities to Visit in China: Xi'an   Xi'an is China's Rome, an ancient city where the empire was originally founded and which ruled over two separate golden ages in Chinese history.    Established in 200 BCE as Chang'an (Eternal … Continue reading

Best Cities to Visit in China (IX): Suzhou

Best Cities to Visit in China: Suzhou   "The city is very great, as large as 60 square miles. It contains merchants of great wealth and an incalculable number of people. Indeed, if the men of this city and of … Continue reading

Best Cities to Visit in China (VIII): Shanghai

Best Cities to Visit in China: Shanghai   "No other city fell to communism in so feverish a whirl of pleasure, dissoluteness, rapacity, and squalor…those who witnessed it will almost certainly never see its like again." – Pan Ling, In … Continue reading

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Best Cities to Visit in China: Kunming   The capital of Yunnan province, Kunming is often dubbed "the city of eternal spring". Sitting at an altitude of 6207 feet (1892m) and ideally situated between the jungles of Southeast Asia and … Continue reading

Best Cities to Visit in China (VI): Hong Kong

Best Cities to Visit in China: Hong Kong   What Hong Kong lacks in size it makes up for with sheer sophistication. There's nowhere in China that comes close to matching the territory's cosmopolitan population or luxurious modernity. Incredibly dense … Continue reading

Most Important Temples to Visit in China (III): Lama Temple

Most Important Temples to Visit in China: Lama Temple   Given today's frosty relations between Beijing and the 14th Dalai Lama, it may come as a surprise to learn that the Yellow Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism served as China's … Continue reading

Best Cities to Visit in China (V): Hangzhou

Best Cities to Visit in China: Hangzhou   "Green mountains surround on all sides the still waters of the lake. Pavilions and towers in hues of gold and azure rise here and there. One would say a landscape composed by … Continue reading

Best Cities to Visit in China (IV): Guilin

Best Cities to Visit in China: Guilin   Located in the southern province of Guangxi, Guilin is generally considered no more than a stopover on the way to more bucolic and scenic spots such as Yangshuo or the Dragon's Backbone … Continue reading

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