5 fun things to do in Xi'an

5 fun things to do in Xi’an

Long before Xi'an as we know it now came to exist, there was a city called Chang'an, which was the home of emperors, artisans, warriors and merchants. Chang'an, the Xi'an of the olden days, has a past filled with glory and riches thanks to its strategic position on the Silk Road. Xi'an used to be one of the end of the Silk Road, and it reached the pinnacle of Chinese civilization thanks to its mix of cultures, its wealth and its power, but all of this was all gone by the 10th century. Even w... [ read more ]

Amazing biking trails in China

Amazing biking trails in China

Unless you are endowed with superhuman strength, stamina and lots of time, exploring China on a bike is an almost impossible task. But if you are a cycling enthusiast who is visiting China, you will not have to abandon your wheels during your stay. Bikes are not only a great and affordable way to see large cities like Shanghai or Beijing, but also the perfect means of transport for short incursions into the lovely Chinese countryside. You can take day trips that will let you escape the city ... [ read more ]

The best outdoor activities in Yangshuo

The best outdoor activities in Yangshuo

The very small and very scenic town of Yangshuo has been a hotspot for backpackers for a long time now, but regular tourists are slowly but definitely adding this great destination to their list of places to visit in China. As in the case of many backpacker paradises, Yangshuo is the kind of town that has some nightlife and attractions, but mostly caters to those travelers who love to spend time outdoors. If you are an active sort of person who can't sit still for a minute, then Yangshuo is ... [ read more ]