Places in Jiāngxī
One of the great early cultural centres of Chinese civilisation, the dramatic fog-enshrouded cliffs of Lúshān attracted large numbers of monastics and thinkers for some 1500 years. The monk Hui Yuan, one of the first Chinese teachers to emphasise the importance of meditation, founded Pure Land Buddhism here in the 4th century AD.
Imagine a hiking trail built into a sheer rock face, looking out onto a forest of fantastical granite spires and a gorgeous canopy sprinkled with white rhododendron blooms. This is one of the many walks you can do at Sānqīng Shān, one of the most underrated national parks in eastern China.
The countryside around Wùyuán is home to some of southeastern China’s most immaculate views. Parcelled away in this hilly pocket is a scattered cluster of picturesque Huīzhōu villages, where old China remains preserved in enticing panoramas of ancient bridges, glittering rivers and stone-flagged alleyways.
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Hiking China's Sunshine Coast
Imagine a 4km hiking trail that's built into a sheer rock face, looking out onto a forest of fantastical granite spires and a gorgeous canopy sprinkled with white rhododendron blooms...
Another view from the roof of the world: alternative Tibet in Sichuan
With epic mountain vistas, lively Buddhist monasteries, and grasslands peppered with yaks and alpine lakes as far as the eye can see, Tibet is, without a doubt, one of the most remarkable places to visit in the world...
Secret Macau: dives, designers and stilt houses
Macau is often described in terms of dichotomies: old versus new, Portuguese versus Chinese, flashy versus modest, and for a good reason – the city has plenty to offer from both ends of the spectrum...
Seeking the yeti, mythical monster of Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan
Everyone has heard the stories. The grizzled mountaineer who stumbles from his tent high in the Himalaya to find enormous footprints in the snow...