Places in China
The Great Wall
He who has not climbed the Great Wall is not a true man. Mao Zedong China’s greatest engineering triumph and must-see sight, the Great Wall (万里长城; Wànlǐ Chángchéng) wriggles haphazardly from its scattered Manchurian remains in Liáoníng province to wind-scoured rubble in the Gobi desert and faint traces in the unforgiving sands of Xīnjiāng.
It's fitting that an ancient form of opera and magic called biànliǎn (face-changing) originated here, for Sìchuān (四川) is a land of many guises. Capital Chéngdū shows a modern face, but just beyond its bustling ring roads you'll find a more traditional landscape of mist-shrouded, sacred mountains, and a countryside scattered with ancient villages and cliffs of carved Buddhas.
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Exploring the ancient towns of Guangxi, China
With limestone peaks protruding dramatically out of the winding Li River, it’s not hard to understand why the southern province of Guangxi has been the darling of China travel for decades...
Escaping modern China: unwind in historic Huizhou
It is said that an immortal from the north flying on a goose was so taken by the scenery at Huizhou’s West Lake that she landed and turned into Flying Goose Mountain...
Secret Hong Kong: singalong parlours and modern monasteries
It’s hard to keep anything in Hong Kong a secret for long. The walls between the world city and the world are thin; its people travel far and frequently, and they talk loudly...
Hong Kong hustle: exploring Kowloon with kids
Kowloon might be loud, crazy and disarmingly brash – but the pulsing heart of Hong Kong is full of delights for younger travellers...