The giant panda is China’s unofficial mascot and Sichuan, a province located almost directly in the middle of the country, has long been where these cherished animals have made their home. A number of breeding centers, reserves, and research facilities have been established in Sichuan to help protect the giant panda from extinction. These reserves offer […]
On your first trip to China visiting Beijing and Shanghai is a must. Ideally, we’d then recommend adding Xi’an and Chengdu to the mix. But if you’re pushed for time, how should you choose between these two cities that are both chock-full of history and culture? We’ve compared Xi’an and Chengdu side-by-side to help you make […]
China’s Sichuan Province, also popularly written as Szechuan, is well-known for its notoriously spicy food. But it’s not just the cuisine that makes Sichuan a hot destination. The diversity of culture, history, and animal-life found in the region make the province a veritable feast for the senses. Let’s take a look at how Sichuan can tantalize more than […]
While they may be beyond the bright lights and popular sights of Beijing and Shanghai, a handful of second-tier cities in China pulse with unique character and flare; offering first-tier attractions, including the world’s largest Giant Panda reserve, the foreboding Terracotta Army, the glistening Potala Palace, and the dreamlike West Lake. Let’s take a look […]
Chengdu is well known as the big city that’s always kept its small town feel. You might know it as the best place to see China’s pandas. Each year, more hotels are opening in this popular destination. Here are some we’re looking forward to seeing in 2016.
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