Zhangjiajie & Wulingyuan Scenic Area – Travel Guide

Zhangjiajie & Wulingyuan Scenic Area – Travel Guide

Zhangjiajie (张家界市), a city located in Hunan Province, is famed for its mountainous regions featuring karst rock formations that were the inspiration for the scenes in the movie Avatar. Near to the city is the Wulingyuan Scenic Area featuring large-scale limestone karst landforms in the northern part of the scenic spot have been eroded and dissolved by the transition of hundreds of millions of years of rivers, forming spectacular landscapes and native wonders. read more

Mount Huangshan, Anhui – China’s Most Beautiful Mountain – Travel Guide

Mount Huangshan, Anhui – China’s Most Beautiful Mountain – Travel Guide

Huangshan, aka Yellow Mountain, is a famous scenic mountain located in southern Anhui Province. It features amazing scenery the exact liking to that in many famous Chinese paintings, along with rock formations, waterfalls, hot spring, and most famously its cloud viewing areas. It features 36 peaks with the main peak, Lotus Peak, being 1864 meters above sea level. read more

Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan – An Immense area of Ecological Wonder

Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan – An Immense area of Ecological Wonder

The Three Parallel Rivers originate in the Tibetan Plateau flowing from north to south for 170 kms to Yunnan Province crossing several mountains along the way. It consists of the Salween River (怒江 Nujiang River), the Mekong River (澜沧江 Lancang River) and the Yangtze (金沙江 Jinsha River) and its mountain ranges. It is a UNESCO World Heritage protected area. read more

Pingyao Ancient City of Shanxi Province – Travel Guide

Pingyao Ancient City of Shanxi Province – Travel Guide

Pingyao Ancient City is located in Shanxi Province with a history of more than 2700 years. It is the most complete ancient city in the Han nationality region of China. The city was founded on an existing settlement by Zhou Xuan Wang of the Zhou Dynasty sometime around 800 BC and during the Qing Dynasty, the city became the financial hub of ancient China containing more than half of the empire’s financial institutions from the 16th century right through to the late 19th century. read more

Mount Wuyi of Fujian – Travel Guide

Mount Wuyi of Fujian – Travel Guide

Wuyi Mountain, or Wuyishan, is a famous scenic tourist area and summer resort in China. It is located at the junction of Jiangxi and the northwestern provinces of Fujian. The northern section of the Wuyi Mountains has a total area of ​​999.75 square kilometers. It is a typical Danxia landform with its tallest peak being Mt. Huangguang at 2,158 meters (7,080 feet) and is one of the first national key scenic spots. read more

Xiong’an – the Bold New Mega City that will shape China’s Future

Xiong’an – the Bold New Mega City that will shape China’s Future

Xiong’an New Area (CN: 雄安新区) is a new mega urban area and smart city project that encompasses three counties and 500 villages located in a strategic area that lies within the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei triangle. What makes this project unique is, not only the scale and the vision, that it is directly under the management of the CCP Central Committee and the State Council. read more

How it Works: the Communist Party of China (CPC) [and how you join]

How it Works: the Communist Party of China (CPC) [and how you join]

Politics in China is a mystery to anyone outside of the nation and not many will move beyond the label of “authoritarian”, and perhaps a few other names, so today, let’s take a bit of deeper dive into the core element of China’s political system which is the Communist Party of China (CPC) – 中国共产党  which can also be referred to as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). read more

China at War – From Ancient times to the Modern Day

China at War – From Ancient times to the Modern Day

In this chronology, I’ll list major conflicts, battles, and war in, and involving, China from Ancient times right through to the modern day.

This timeline of China’s wars, both civil and with other countries, is broken into three main sections being Ancient China, Imperial China with sub sections for the dynasties, and lastly Modern China post becoming a republic. read more

Guangzhou Travel Guide [inc. Top Ten Things to Do, Eat, and Where to Stay]

Guangzhou Travel Guide [inc. Top Ten Things to Do, Eat, and Where to Stay]

The capital of Guangdong province, Guangzhou, is a vibrant city that is the beating heart of trade, not only in the province, or southern China, but perhaps even the whole of China itself. It’s home to the country’s number one trade fair, the Canton Fair, and has throughout history been a major domestic and global exporting hub. read more