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Guilin – pearl on the Li river

Guilin – pearl on the Li river

Guilin supposed to be one of the most beautiful places in China. It’s consider to be the most beautiful limestone karst area. If you’ve never been to China you’ve most probably never heard about this place. But once you start to plan your trip in China, Guilin will be offered to you as one of the top ten places to visit. Its scenery is so beautiful that you can find it also on the Chinese twenty yuan bank note. We…

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Thousand shapes of Guizhou part 2

Thousand shapes of Guizhou part 2

Guizhou province lies in southwestern part of China. It’s indeed incredible source of adventures. Guizhou province has beautiful mountains, rural villages with minority tribes, rice paddies, waterfalls, caves and also one of the highest bridges in the world. Guizhou is just amazing place and it’s definitely can’t be missed! Welcome at the second part of small series about Guizhou. Today I will introduce you a place that many Chinese people don’t know. My Chinese friends were very surprised when I…

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THOUSAND SHAPES OF GUIZHOU

THOUSAND SHAPES OF GUIZHOU

Guizhou province lies in southwestern part of China. It’s indeed incredible source of adventures. Guizhou province has beautiful mountains, rural villages with minority tribes, rice paddies, waterfalls, caves and also one of the highest bridges in the world. Guizhou is just amazing place and it’s definitely can’t be missed!   I have been to Guizhou twice and so far I explored only the southern part of this beautiful province. I can’t believe that only such a small part of one…

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Piece of paradise on the dongjiang lake

Piece of paradise on the dongjiang lake

Until today I still don’t know how I found this place. I just remember that we had a free weekend and we wanted to go somewhere ”nearby” (which can be quite difficult in China) but anyway I checked all possible travel guides and found nothing but places we’ve already been to. So I simply looked at the Google maps and search for nearby places. I found a big lake with some island in the middle. So I thought let’s go…

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Shaolin temple and sacred SONG SHAN

Shaolin temple and sacred SONG SHAN

I think everyone has already heard about Shaolin temple, about the monks that training incredibly hard every day to get unique strength and deadly Kung fu skills. Shaolin temple was definitely on my list. I imagined a temple hidden in misty mountains in the middle of nowhere that is actually hard to find and even harder to get there. Well reality is slightly different….   Shaolin temple lies in Henan province in central East China. The best way how to…

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Shaanxi province: Places where travel agencies won’t take you

Shaanxi province: Places where travel agencies won’t take you

Shaanxi province is famous for three places – Xi’an city, Terracotta army and Hua shan (Flower mountain). These three tourist spots lies very close to each other so it’s very easy to visit them. But Shaanxi offers lot more than this! Let me introduce you places that are no less interesting but not so touristic as they are not on top list of travel agencies. It might be a bit difficult to get there but nothing is impossible and these…

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The greatest afterlife army in the world

The greatest afterlife army in the world

If you are an ordinary person then you may have flowers and candles on your grave after your death. But if you were an emperor, especially Chinese emperor, you can build tomb size of a small town. But it would be boring to lie in peace in such extraordinary place alone so why not to build also some companions to join you. Several thousands should be enough… TERRACOTTA WARRIORS AND HORSES…. …sometimes just called as Terracotta army, is collection of…

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15 photos that make you visit Xi’an

15 photos that make you visit Xi’an

Xi’an (Sian) is one of the oldest cities in China and one of the major ancient civilization capitals of the world! However, despite of its culture and historical value it’s primarily top gastronomic destination in China. Xi’an definitely must be on the bucket list of every traveler and food lover!   First I must say that I absolutely love Xi’an. I have been here already three times and I am sure it wasn’t my last visit. Xi’an lies in northwest…

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A sectret of Hua shan that no one else will tell you

A sectret of Hua shan that no one else will tell you

Hua shan (Flower mountain) lies about 80 km from Xi’an city. This mountain is very popular in China because it’s one of the sacred Chinese mountains which means that everyone should climb at least once in his/her life. But especially famous is for its reputations of being the most dangerous hike in the world. I wanted to hike Hua shan for long time but I was a bit nervous. All the pictures of the mountain I saw on the internet looked…

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Ancient town of Lijiang

Ancient town of Lijiang

There are 56 ethnic minorities in China. All of them have their own language, customs and culture. On the border of Yunnan and Sichuan province lies a place which is home to one of them – Lijiang. Lijiang was the first place where we went for holidays and I must admit it made an impression on me. Old traditional houses with rich decorations and carvings create labyrinth of tiny streets lined by water canals trough all the city. When we…

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