There are 55 officially recognized ethnic minorities in China, although you might not notice if you only stay in big cities like Beijing or Shanghai. If you really want to get a taste of the diverse peoples who make up China, you should journey to the outermost reaches of China’s borders: Xinjiang. Where else in […]
So you’ve tried Chinese food from all over the country – Beijing’s famous street snacks, dim sum from Shanghai, hotpot from Sichuan, perhaps even Yunnanese cheese. But have you ever sampled Xinjiang cuisine? Never fear, WildChina is about to give you a 6-dish tour of Xinjiang, China’s next biggest foodie destination. On one of our many Silk […]
You’ve seen the Forbidden City, walked along Shanghai’s Bund at night, stared those famous Terracotta Warriors straight in the face – and now you’ve caught the China bug. So what’s next? Here are some ways to take your China exploration to the next level.
Discover the best of Dunhuang with our guide to this ancient Silk Road trading city. Here are our picks for must-see attractions, best things to eat, as well as some WildChina flourishes to make your journey even more memorable. — —
Even for the seasoned China traveler, the ancient Silk Road regions are a place of mystery and surprise. Past civilizations and modern countries have left layer upon layer of cultural influences in this crossroads of global trade. It’s a world that’s hard to define and hard to place.
When you first heard of the Silk Road, you might have had romantic ideas of a smooth road made out of silk. In reality, the Silk Road is not even a road at all but an ancient network of trading routes that linked China all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. Also, the road […]
Due to recent disturbances in Kashgar and Khotan of Xinjiang province, WildChina does not recommend trips to the area at this time. No WildChina travelers are in this area at this time. As always, WildChina keeps the safety of our clients our top priority, and we will continue to monitor the situation and keep you […]
Submit your photos to WildChina for a chance to win a cash prize! In preparation for the fall photo expedition with Sean Gallagher along the Silk Road in Xinjiang, we would like to introduce the WildChina Photo Contest. Each month, a category of photos will be announced, and participants can submit their photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. […]
Even for experienced China travelers, the vast region of Xinjiang in the country’s northwest is full of surprises. One of the bigger surprises is the mystery of the dried corpses known as the Tarim mummies, which are on display in museums throughout Xinjiang. Two of the mummies have traveled to the US as part of […]
This October, Michael Yamashita will lead a 9-day photography journey on the Silk Road. We caught up with Michael Yamashita to chat about photography tips, his passion for the Silk Road, and the lessons he hopes to share on the road this fall. For over 25 years, Michael Yamashita has covered the world, with a […]
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