Each month, Wendy Perrin recommends the best in-season destinations around the world. For “Where to Go in March”, they featured China – and we couldn’t agree more! March is one of the best times to visit China. It’s when most parts of the country start to wake up. It’s still a bit cold in the north, but… Read more »
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Posts Tagged: Lijiang
Musings from WildChina Explorer and Expert Jeff Fuchs on the importance of the Ancient Tea & Horse Caravan Road, and why we should all bump it up on our travel list… The Ancient Tea & Horse Caravan Road has long held the attention of explorers and vagabonds alike for the fact that it represents one… Read more »
We would like to introduce a new experience in educational travel in China – the WildChina Student Summer Expedition. Designed to bring together unforgettable experiences and cultural discovery in a safe, professionally managed adventure learning experience, highlights of this program include: – Experience life in China’s capital of Beijing where Imperial history collides with hyper-modernity – Trek… Read more »
A wildfire broke out in Huangshan township of Lijiang City yesterday morning. According to China-Daily.org, at least 14 hectares (about 35 acres) were affected. WildChina’s on-the-ground partner reports that the fire has been contained, but the cause of the fire is currently still under investigation. Our partner also says that Lijiang itself, a UNESCO World… Read more »
Today marks the beginning of the busiest travel season in China: from January 21 to February 27, China’s skies, roads, and rails will be inundated as an expected 640 million people, from every corner of the country, go on the move. What destinations could possibly be so compelling as to temporarily shift more than 9%… Read more »
Teeming with geographical, ethnic and biological diversity – plus some of the best food in China – Yunnan has always been one of our most popular destinations. The charming small towns of Lijiang, Dali, Jinghong and Shangri-la and the Naxi, Bai, Yi, Dai, Hani and Tibetans who live there have provided our clients with unforgettable travel… Read more »
Around a decade ago Yunnan was still a bit off most travelers’ radar, but today it is one of China’s top draws for both international and domestic travelers. For international travelers, it wouldn’t be difficult to argue that the main factor that put Yunnan on the map toward the end of the 90s was… Read more »
This week on Twitter, we engaged in a short but telling debate with @chinaandbeyond, or blogger Jessica Marsden, on Lijiang, Yunnan province. After reading our tweets on our Chinese Treasures journey – our ‘China 101′ itinerary with an-off-the-beaten-path twist – she challenged our choice of Lijiang among cultural and historical mainstays Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an… Read more »
Incredible scenery, history, and culture. Overrun destinations, touristy shops, and luxury chain hotels. In Lijiang, Yunnan province, there is a constant push and pull of cultural value versus cultural commodity, authentic experiences versus commercialized sites. After what many consider Lijiang’s tragic transformation from quaint town to loud, touristy hub, is there any beauty… Read more »
When reading Orville Schell’s recent article in Conde Nast Traveler, “China’s Magic Melting Mountain,” readers might notice that the destinations in Yunnan he describes seem rather, well, touristy. Schell is quick to outline the realities of these tourist meccas. Of Mt. Kawagebo, he writes: “A distant rooster crows, and the sun bursts into full flame… Read more »