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The Unknown Fujian: a 4 day trip to Dayushan Island, Xiapu and Taimu Mountain

In 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I wasn’t able to travel outside of China on official holidays, like I usually do. Instead, I decided to explore a region in China that I barely knew – Fujian province. As I’ve visited Xiamen a few times already, and because I wanted to avoid the crowds, this …

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Self-guided Shanghai French Concession Walking Tour: history and must-see places

The Former French Concession (FFC) is a historic neighborhood and one of the most famous spots to visit and experience in Shanghai. In my opinion, this place gives the city its unique charm and cosmopolitan atmosphere and Shanghai wouldn’t be the same without the French Concession. The Former French Concession was one of the fourth …

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Two-day hiking itinerary in The Yellow Mountains (off the beaten path)

The Yellow Mountain in China is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the country’s major tourist destinations. The Chinese name of the Yellow Mountain(s) is Huangshan (黄山). “Huang” (黄) is the Chinese pronunciation of “yellow” and “shan” (山) means “mountain”. There are many stories and legends about the Yellow Mountains, most of them speak about the …

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Jing An Temple: a must-see spot in the city center of Shanghai

Jing‘an Temple (静安寺) is undoubtedly the most famous temple in Shanghai. Located in the city center, Jiang An temple is one of the main tourist attractions in Shanghai and it is included in all city tour trips and tourist guides. Even if you’re not into temples and Buddhism, you should give this Shanghai landmark a quick visit. …

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Unknown Shanghai: Visit of DuoLun Cultural Street

Duolun Road is a small quiet street located in Hongkou District, Shanghai. This place has a unique atmosphere that I haven’t felt anywhere in the city. Duolun Road is famous for being the residential area of some of the most influential writers, as well as several Kuomintang generals (the Nationalist political party) in the beginning …

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My Top 10 Things to Do in the Yellow Mountains

The Yellow Mountain in China is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the country’s major tourist destinations. The Chinese name of the Yellow Mountain(s) is Huangshan (黄山), where “Huang” (黄) means “yellow” and “shan” (山) means “mountain”. The mountain is located in the south of Anhui Province, and it is believed by many Chinese to be the …

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The Shangqing Ancient Trail: a stunning hike only 3 hours away from Shanghai

If you live in Shanghai and you’re looking for a quiet place to escape from the busy city on the weekend, you may consider spending a day in nature and hiking the Shangqing Ancient Trail! Located in Shaoxing County, the Shangqing Ancient Caravan Trail is also known as Huiji Ancient Caravan Trail and it is one …

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Why Visit the Yellow Mountains in China: Yellow Mountains Travel Guide

Of all the notable mountains in China, the Yellow Mountain (also called Huangshan) is probably the most famous and it is deeply rooted in Chinese folklore and history. The Yellow Mountain is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of China’s major tourist destinations. It is located in the south of Anhui Province and it is believed …

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