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Renovation Program Underway at Labrang Monastery09/25/2014

The Labrang Monastery in China’s Gansu Province is an important monastery, as one of the six major Tibetan monasteries of the Gelupa order and the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery outside of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. Established in 1709, the monastery has seen centuries of religion, study and culture. This major landmark is also now undergoing its largest ...Read More

Mogao Grottoes Reopen after Largest-Ever Preservation09/25/2014

Located in the desert city of Dunhuang in Northwest China and along the famous Silk Road, the Mogao Grottoes (sometimes also called the Mogao Caves) are a UNESCO World Heritage site. The 492 caves house more than 2,000 sculptures and almost 485,000 square feet of murals. These ancient works of Buddhist art date back to 1,600 years ago. Since 2008, a series of preserv ...Read More

“Year of Smart Travel” Continues to Grow throughout China09/18/2014

The China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) dubbed 2014 the “Year of Smart Travel” and the country continues to expand initiatives that use technology to make visiting the destination even more navigable and enjoyable. Several regions throughout China have developed helpful travel apps, with the Qiandao Lake area in Zhejiang province; Jinan, the capital of Sh ...Read More

China Pegged as New Hot Spot for Wine Lovers09/18/2014

A recent article in Travel Weekly cites China’s quickly growing wine market. Of note is the under-development Golden Pebble Winery, a winery and resort from the architects behind Napa Valley’s Calistoga Ranch, located on China’s Liaodong Peninsula. The Liaodong Peninsula is already known for its beaches, golfing and temperate climate, but winemaking in the regio ...Read More

Two Chinese Sites Named to “World’s Best Ecotourism Destinations” List09/18/2014

The Hurun Report, a leading luxury magazine based in China and run by expat Rupert Hoogewerf, named two Chinese attractions to its year-long “best ecotourism destinations” bucket list. Changbai Mountain in Jilin province and Tengchong in Yunnan province were selected based on their ecosystems, diversity of species, beauty of environment, quality of air, as well as ...Read More

Tourism Summit in Beijing Focuses on Cultural Exchanges09/12/2014

The World Tourism Cities Foundation (WTCF) kicked off a two-day tourism summit, titled the 2014 Beijing Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit, this week. Wang Anshun, the mayor of Beijing and chairman of the WTCF council, welcomed attendees at the opening ceremony and spoke of the event’s goals of fostering cooperation and sharing of ideas. Beijing announced its intention i ...Read More

Nanchang-Changsha High-Speed Railway Opens this Month09/12/2014

The Nanchang-Changsha high-speed railway, a 212-mile stretch of the central section of the Shanghai-Kunming railway, will officially start operation on September 16. The Nanchang-Changsha rail covers seven stations and hits maximum speeds of 217 mph. The high-speed service is expected to cut travel time between the two cities from 3.5 hours to 1.5 hours. China’s hig ...Read More

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