Tag: china bucket list

Please Visit the Nanjing Massacre Memorial While You’re in China

Nanjing – just another Chinese city. Or is it? The place has actually boasted a huge amount of national importance over the country’s history. It was once the capital of South China (‘Nanjing’ literally means ‘South Capital’ whereas ‘Beijing’ means ‘North Capital’) and today, is one of those cities with…

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Is hiking Mount Huashan dangerous?

When it comes to thrill-seeking and risk-taking, I either charge in all guns blazing or I’m as paranoid as hell. And when I got to Beijing and was planning out my China trip, apparently my guns were blazing. I  chatted to some people who had been travelling around China for a while,…

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Things to do in Jiuzhaigou: A Magical Himalayan Valley

There were coloured flags everywhere. About six hours after we’d left Chengdu in Central China, the landscape started to look notably more mountainous and rural. It almost seemed Alpine, with long roads winding up mountainsides and deep valleys with water running through. But then we drove past a Buddhist temple,…

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Hiking and Camping on the Great Wall of China

You’ll never guess the last place I went camping… The Great Wall of China! Crowds are something that you just have to deal with in China. Whether they be outside museums and attractions, or inside subway stations, there’s no escaping the masses of people in this country – up to…

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