Eating in China: Sweet Coloured Rice in Luoping, Yunnan

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Today’s Eating in China post comes from the dreamy Yunnan Province. We know how much the Chinese love their rice, but how about some special coloured rice with sugar added to it? Throw in a walk to some gorgeous waterfalls called Jiulong, …

Backpacking in Chongqing: Top Tips For This Massive City

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If you read our article on top 5 sights in Chongqing, you’ll know how much visiting this colossal city in China was a huge huge childhood dream of mine. When the time finally came round, I was completely inspired by …

Backpacking in Fujian Province: Tian Luo Keng Cluster Tulou

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After visiting our first Earthen Building of the Fujian Tour, our driver dropped us off for a few minutes to check out the views up to the small settlement known as Tian Luo Keng. We had two stops in total for Tian …

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5 Crucial Tips for Successful China Train Travel

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If you’re planning a trip out to China in 2015, chances are you’re considering taking a train. This is especially true if you hope to save money while journeying across China. Trains are by far the best way to see …

China Included on “Around the World in 80 Masks”

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Here at backpacking in China, we recently came across this cool infographic called “Around the World in 80 Masks” and loved it. Of course the first thing we did was to check that China is represented and of course it …

Backpacking in Jiangxi Province: Exploring Sanqing Shan

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When you head to the remote Jiangxi Province you are overwhelmed by the amount of things to do. In my time in Jiangxi I managed to tour 4-5 remote villages in the countryside including Little Likeng and Wangkou (more to …

A view of Turpan's Emin Minaret in Xinjiang, China

Backpacking in Turpan, Xinjiang | Budget Guide

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Author’s Note: Although we hope to give you a good overview of backpacking in Turpan, Xinjiang in the article below, we also recommend the Turpan Travel Guide for more in-depth coverage of what to do and where to stay here.  …

Experiencing Dim Sum in Hong Kong

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When you finally make it to Hong Kong, there is something you definitely need to try, especially if you’re a travel foodie. Soft and yummy, steamed and healthy, extremely nutritious and healthy – that’s dim sum!  What’s dim sum?  Dim …

A Guide to Chinese KTV

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When backpacking in China, locals will often invite you for a KTV night. In very simple words, KTV is a kind of bar or club where most of Chinese go to have fun every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. KTVs have …

Backpacking in Sichuan Province: Chengdu

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There is a place in China where you can experience a different side of the country – idyllic landscape, challenging hiking trails, spicy cuisine and pandas. It’s Chengdu and it’s located in China’s Sichuan Province. If you ever make it …

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