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China

China travel guide, including map of China, top Chinese travel experiences, tips for travel in China, plus where to spot pandas and

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Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China travel guide, including map of China, top Great Wall of China experiences, tips for Great Wall of China travel, when to visit the Great Wall

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Travel in China: frequently asked questions

From climate to etiquette, language to trains, China expert Simon Lewis tackles the commonest questions from China first-timers

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Nomads' land: Qinghai, China

China's wild western Qinghai region is the birthplace of the Dalai Lama, the source of the Yangzi river, and home to myriad minority groups

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The wrong 'season' to cross into China

Wander Woman, Marie Javins, hits an obstacle crossing from Laos into China. But discovers that with a little local help anything is possible

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Welcome to China – in the Congo

Round-the-world cyclist Charlie Walker finds himself reminded of Hunan, China, as he battles his way through the Congo

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How to avoid looking foolish in China

5 tips for navigating China's difficult languages and complex social customs...

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Minority groups in China

There are nearly 60 minority peoples in today's China. Amar Grover discovers how their unique cultures and traditions offer an insight into ancient lifestyles

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of China

From bustling cities to rural enclaves that haven’t changed in centuries, China has something for everyone. Here’s your guide to its best bits and hidden corners

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Pandas and beyond in Sichuan province, China

China’s Sichuan province is famed for its pandas – but there’s far more to it than that: find holy mountains, fiery food and a taster of traditional Tibet

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In search of Shangri La in south China

Mark Stratton explores the perfect peaks, wild treks and hidden cultures of China’s mythical Shangri-La region, taking in hilltop Buddhist temples and opium-infused delicacies along the way

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Top 6 things to do in Chengdu, China

There's more to Chengdu than pandas, you know: this charming city in south-west China has culture and tradition aplenty

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China's 5 most amazing 'new' cities

Author Wade Shepard travelled through China witnessing immense cities being built from scratch. He lists his favourites and why every traveller should visit them

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Advertorial: Travel to the real China with Hainan Airlines

Take a flight into China's bountiful history, tradition and culture, from checking out the famous Terracotta Warriors to cruising the Yangtze river. It’s time to plan your own Chinese odyssey…

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Discovering China's 'hidden' Himalaya

The mountains of north-west Yunnan, home to minority villages and snow peaks, offer the chance to experience a remote Himalayan enclave without forsaking creature comforts

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Jin Jian's Secret China

Leading Chinese tour guide Jin Jian lists the little-known places you need to visit

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5 fantastic ways to immerse yourself in the real China

An authentic cultural experience will help you get beneath the skin of the real China, whether cycling Xi'an's city walls, taking a Tai Chi class or doing breakfast like a local...

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China trip planner: 5 epic itineraries from east to west

Blimey, it’s big. But don’t be deterred. China is also wild, bustling, ancient, modern, scenic and full of surprises. Get your head around it all with the best routes and more top itinerary ideas...

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Colin Pyle on China's longest motorcycle ride

Colin Pyle on the challenges of beating Chinese bureaucracy to set a Guinness world record

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Simon Reeve: “China will impact the future of us all”

After filming BBC One's Sacred Rivers, presenter and adventurer Simon Reeve chats spiritualism, sustainability and the surprises to be found along the world's greatest waterways

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Sven Hedin maps Xinjiang, China, 1934

Today, it seems every inch of the world has been measured and mapped. Turn back the clock to 1934 and things were very different

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Book Review: Life on the edges

This month's books roam from China's borderlands to the wilds of Benin.

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Advertorial: Take a fairy-tale trip to Hangzhou, China

Visitors are drawn to Hangzhou’s gorgeous West Lake, as well as its temples, pavilions and gardens. Find out why the city's sites and rich history deserve to be explored in depth

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How to get through China's most notorious roadblock

Charlie Walker channels the spirit of James Bond to slip past a Chinese military checkpoint in Tibet

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Chinese Medicine

China is vast and the health issues many and varied. Here we help assess the risks for travellers

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How to sleep well on a Chinese sleeper bus

Wander Woman Marie Javins arrives in China to find a lot has changed in ten years. And it's not just the toilets...

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A family-friendly way to celebrate Chinese New Year in London

Avoid the crowds in China Town and head to west to a magical lantern festival at Chiswick House

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7 breathtaking bridges from around the world. How many have you crossed?

With the opening of the world’s highest bridge in Beipanjiang, China, we look at 7 bridges that are as clever as they are beautiful

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Made in Taiwan: Hi-tech temptations and majestic mountains

From non-stop Taipei city to a majestically mountainous interior, Wanderlust explores the island that's more Chinese than China

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5-step guide to learning Mandarin

Travelling to China? A little Mandarin can get you a long way – here's how to get to grips with the basics

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10 things to do for free in Beijing

Let your budget stretch as far as your imagination on a trip to China, with these freebies from Clare Wilson

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The Pearl River Delta’s Lucky Eight

Guidebook author Thomas Bird reveals an auspicious list of the Pearl River in China's best kept secrets

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Bamboo stalks and panda poo

Stalking pandas in China is a damp, yet fulfilling adventure - even in you don't find any, reckons Mark Carwardine

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Beijing's top 10 experiences

China's capital can be overwhelming: get orientated with our guide to the city's essential Top 10

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Gallery: Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year – Landscape

From the USA to Iran, Scotland to China, these are the breathtaking photos that made the shortlist of our Landscape category and the amazing stories behind them

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The restaurant at the end of the Trans-Manchurian Express

Matthew Woodward goes in search of a decent red to toast his last meal in Russia. Next stop: China.

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Olympic losers?

So the 2008 Beijing Olympics has ended to great acclaim, and China has proved beyond all doubt that in a world of global powers, it is a player, a contender and a winner.

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10 reasons to visit Shenzhen - China’s ‘capital of culture’

The city of Shenzhen is a mega-metropolis, producing 90% of the world's electronics. Go beyond the industrial reputation and you'll see why it was voted one of 2019's top cities to visit...

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20 best Silk Road experiences - in China, Uzbekistan and beyond

With epic scenery and a history to match, Central Asia’s vast ancient trading trail has re-captured travellers interests. Here are the best ways to take in its treasures...

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'China's sinister stranglehold': Why animal poachers are slaughtering Botswana's wildlife

After 90 elephants and five rhino were found dead in Botswana this week, wildlife guide and safari camp owner Paul Goldstein is outraged – and asks, who is to blame?

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The world's 5 coolest, and toughest, marathons

Endurance athlete Nick Butter reveals the marathons that will challenge you as a runner and thrill you as a traveller, from Morocco to the Great Wall of China

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12 trips to 2017’s new frontiers

New flights, reopened borders, easier access. Get to the planet's freshest destinations first with these exciting trips, including holidays in China, Chile, Guyana and Sri Lanka...

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5 vegetarian Chinese recipes

China can be a tough place to travel as a veggie – but there are lots of authentic recipes that can be adapted at home, says cookbook author Jane Hughes

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Breakfast on the Berlin to Warsaw Express

When the restaurant carriage goes missing on his train to Warsaw, Matthew Woodward risks his entire trip to China to find scrambled eggs and ham

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Nigel Marven interview: "I kept an eel in the bath"

Nigel Marven, Chengdu’s Panda Ambassador, is fighting the good fight for wildlife in China. Here he talks about his recent series, Panda Week

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9 spectacular walled cities around the world

Across the centuries, walled defences have protected cities the world over, making them a common feature from Colombia to France to China... These nine incredible walled cities are among the best of the best

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Gallery: 10 phenomenal eye-in-the-sky photos of the planet taken with drones

Drones have opened up a whole new world of stunning landscape photography. Check out these unique shots of South Africa, China, Iceland and more, captured by international drone photographers

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Tibet's controversial Tanggula Pass: The view from on board

Cross over from Tibet to China at over 5000 meters while battling altitude sickness and sampling stir-fried yak; all aboard the Qinghai-Lhasa railway line

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20 odd tips on how Chinese tourists should behave

Don’t pee in pools. Don’t buy stones in Scotland. China has issued a handbook on how its citizens should act overseas. Here are some of their most bizarre suggestions...

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7 trips for 2014

New year, new journeys: here's our pick of this year's freshest trips... From Chile to China and all the places in between. So where will your Wanderlust take you in 2014?

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How to tough out a nightmare train ride

Struck down by flu and surrounded by chain smokers, Matthew Woodward has to call upon all his reserves to get through a three-day horror trip to Guangzhou in China

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Photo of the Year finalists: 10 extraordinary landscapes around the world

From erupting volcanoes in Indonesia to fairy-tale mountains in China, enjoy these finalist photos from the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year competition

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How to plan your perfect Mekong River cruise

Winding its way from the Tibetan Plateau to the South China Sea, the Mekong River brings together the best of Indochina old and new – explore stilt villages, mountain temples and more with our guide...

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4 of the best overseas charity treks to sign up to now

Go the extra mile with Marie Curie and sign up to these charity treks, taking you across America’s wild west, to the peaks of East Africa, to the heart of China and to Spain’s ancient north...

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The best alternative ways to explore 10 absolute travel classics

When visiting the world’s travel icons, it pays not to follow the crowds. Here's how you can blaze a different trail at the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, the River Nile, The Great Wall of China and beyond...

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2019's best trips for culture seekers

The best way to really understand a destination? Absorb its unique colour, customs and cuisines. Cruise Halong Bay in Vietnam, beat the crowds to classic China and see another side of Peru...

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Countryfile's Anita Rani: "I'm a city girl at heart"

We chat to Countryfile presenter Anita Rani about growing up in Yorkshire, why she's longing to visit Madagascar, and how eating chicken feet in China wasn't as gruesome as it sounds...

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11 of the world's most daring (or dangerous) selfie spots

From the packed Taj Mahal to the tall Trolltunga Rock, and the narrow walkways of Mount Hua, China - you'd definitely need to be brave to take on one of these locations for a quick picture...

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Best walking tours: 9 epic treks from the Himalaya to the Amalfi Coast

Lace up your boots for these hot global hikes, including walks in Nepal, China, Italy and Turkey. From tough terrains to easy strolls, there's something to suit everyone...

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Bless you: 4 Tibetan monasteries you must visit

Author John Dwyer travelled across China and Tibet in search of the most inspirational monasteries in the region. From quiet corners of reflection to rowdy places of debate, here are his top four

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Discover Hainan Airlines

Soaring through the sky since 1993, Hainan Airlines is one of the largest airlines in Asia. Be prepared to have your taste buds tantalised at 30,000 feet as Hainan Airlines offer a delicious on-board menu created by Michelin-star chef (aeroplane cuisine doesn’t get much better than that.) Whether you’re taking a domestic flight in China or a long-haul trip to the U.S, Europe or further afield, Hainan Airlines is a fantastic option.

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