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Sichuan-Tibet Highway Helps Bring Tourism to Remote Areas10/23/2014

Recent construction on sections of the Sichuan-Tibet Highway’s South Line, which broadened the road and smoothed the asphalt, has brought accessibility to areas that were previously largely undeveloped and not available for tourism. Also known as the 318 State Highway, the line makes getting to mountainous Dawu county in Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China’ ...Read More

Drum-shaped Building Sets Guinness Record in China10/23/2014

Hefei is the capital of eastern China’s Anhui province and now home to a Guinness World Record-holder. A two-story building called the “China Drum” has claimed the title of the world’s largest drum-shaped building. The China Drum is more than 190 feet wide and displays both traditional Chinese elements and local Anhui cultural elements. It is part of the Hefei ...Read More

Terracotta Warriors Exhibition Debuts to Celebrate 40th Anniversary10/15/2014

The famous Terracotta Army was discovered in 1974 near Xi’an in the Shaanxi province of China. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the discovery, an exhibition of terracotta warriors – including rare relics with their original color remaining and other, never-before-displayed warriors – opened in Xi’an this week. The exhibit, which includes 37 relics ranging ...Read More

Universal Theme Park in the Works for Beijing10/15/2014

The Chinese government has approved the development of a Universal theme park in Beijing, making it the first major foreign-owned theme park to come to the Chinese capital city. With a $3.3 billion budget, the Universal development will eventually cover 1,000 acres in eastern Beijing, including the Universal park, entertainment zone and a hotel. The Universal devel ...Read More

Vintage-Style Buses Introduced in Beijing10/15/2014

Beijing is a bustling city full of bright lights and modern-day amenities, but a new bus service aims to bring visitors to Beijing back in time. For just under USD$3 (15 yuan), visitors can take a day trip on buses modeled after the trams that ran in Beijing in 1924. Even the buses’ drivers and conductors are uniformed in authentic 1920s style. However, while the bu ...Read More

“Supercave” in China Takes Title as World’s Most Enormous Cavern10/09/2014

The Miao Room Chamber is a cavern within China’s extensive Gebihe cave system, which lies underneath Ziyun Getu He Chuandong National Park. A recent expedition by the National Geographic Society and China’s Institute of Karst Geology laser-mapped the cavern and discovered that Miao Room is indeed the largest cave chamber in the world. The report stats the the Miao ...Read More

USA Today Lists China’s National Museum among World’s Top Free Museums10/09/2014

SmarterTravel.com’s recent article on USA Today shared a list of 10 of the world’s best museums where admission is free, with China’s National Museum among them. Located in Beijing, the National Museum of China offers visitors more than two million square feet of China’s history and culture. Its excellent arts and history exhibitions include artifacts from tho ...Read More

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