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Sacred Buddhist Land

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Silk Road Impression

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Ascend to the peaks of Yellow Mountain to view a sea of soft clouds stretching out below you. Adorned with pine trees and stone-carved steps dating back more than a thousand years, this mountain is a monument of classic Chinese beauty. The mist-swathed peaks of Huangshan are an elegant Chinese scroll painting come to life. …

Learn about the customs and way of life of the Hakka people in the southern province of Fujian. The Hakka are a subgroup of Han Chinese with their own language, culture, and in Fujian, their own type of UNESCO World Heritage earthen rural dwellings. Called tulou, these enormous circular residences housed up to 80 families and …

Be enchanted by China’s lesser-known Tibetan regions of Qinghai and Gansu, where elderly monks create intricate thangka artworks to the flicker of yak-butter candles, and locals herd livestock across pristine grasslands. “Glamping” among nomads, you’ll enjoy a magical blend of cultural immersion and off-the-beaten-track adventure. Experience how Tibetan Buddhism has manifested itself outside of Tibet …

For centuries, the winding province of Gansu marked the eastern edge of the exotic Silk Road. On this adventurous twist on a classic Silk Road tour, you’ll encounter sand dunes that sing in the wind, mountains with colors that dance in the sunlight, and deserts that hide ancient Buddhist art in clandestine caves. Day 1: …

For centuries, China’s imperial court used porcelain hand-crafted in the workshops of Jingdezhen to decorate their palaces. They tried to keep their discovery a secret, but porcelain was covertly traded all the way to Europe where it quickly became a treasured item. You may have heard of “fine china” and here is where it got …