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2 Days in Datong

The city of Datong lies in Shanxi province to the South West of Beijing. It's easily accessible from the capital by bus and well worth a weekend visit. Below are the top three sights to see if you can only manage a couple of days in the area:   The Hanging Temple The Hanging [...]

Train travel in China

During my time in China it has become evident that a lot of people put off seeing more of the country, because train travel worries them. Which is understandable! Train stations are big, crowded and most of the time don't translate information into English. On the flip side, trains are affordable, fun and reliable. Especially if [...]

The Five Great Mountains of China

There are five sacred mountains in China that, during ancient times, were mounted by many emperors, for sacrifice, prayer and to visit the Buddhist and Taoist temples. Today, poetry can be seen written on the rocks of these mountains, supporting the notion that many famous writers an poets visited to witness the outstanding natural beauty. The [...]

Visit Harbin, in winter

Harbin is the capital city of Heilongjiang province, Northeastern China. It is famous for its Russian settlement history, as well as the bitterly cold Ice Festival held there each winter. A visit to the city itself is well worthwhile, especially if you enjoy 20th century architecture, cobbled streets and delicious hot pot. Walking around the [...]