Lonely Planet Writer

See how destinations in China are transformed with paper cut-out art by Paperboyo

Rich McCor, or Paperboyo as he is known on Instagram, has already reimagined Europe’s famous destinations with his paper cut-out art, but he recently travelled to Asia to add his creative take on places like Nanjing, China.


McCor has a massive social media following with more than 150,000 Instagram followers. He recently won a round trip to China with Discover Nanjing after the tourism group held a contest for which McCor took the top prize.

He travelled to Nanjing on the newly-launched 144-hour visa permit, and according to the tourism agency, he stayed in the country for four days, creating paper-cut artwork at tourism attractions like the Nanjing Eye, the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, the city wall of Nanjing, the SiFang Art Museum.

In a video shared by the tourism group, McCor explains that he “you know when you are a young child and you at clouds and shapes in clouds, I think I am think I am still doing that, but I am doing it with buildings and architecture now”.