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Thru-hiking the Great Wall to China

Thru-hiking the Great Wall to China

Thru-Hiking the Great Wall of China Stretching from one end of China to the other with a total length of over 21,000 kilometers and a history of over 2,500 years, the Great Wall of China is an incredible tourist attraction. For people who like the outdoors and enjoy hiking, walking the great all is a

Two Days Hiking Huangshan

Two Days Hiking Huangshan

Hiking Huangshan Huangshan (also called Yellow Mountain) is one of the most beautiful mountains in China, listed as a world heritage site and a must see for anyone travelling in China who likes nature and hiking.  With a maximum height of 1,864 meters, Huangshan is not a tall mountain. Its charm comes from the profusion

Great Wall of China Hike – Jiankou to Mutianyu

Great Wall of China Hike – Jiankou to Mutianyu

Hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu on the Great Wall of China Normally when you visit the Great Wall of China, you are seeing just one section of the wall such as Badaling or Mutianyu. The walk along that section will take a few hours and you’ll have a great time and an excellent experience.  Another

The Heroes of the Jiankou Great Wall of China

The Heroes of the Jiankou Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is one of Beijing’s most popular tourist attractions and one of its most dangerous. Of all the sections of the Great Wall of China near Beijing, the Jiankou section is one of the most spectacular and rewarding sections to visit and the most dangerous. Every year dozens of tourists are

Surviving Jiankou Great Wall of China

Surviving Jiankou Great Wall of China

There are at least 5 major sections of the Great Wall near Beijing and each section of the wall is different in character and in the type of tourist it appeals to. For example you have Badaling which is easily accessible, immaculately restored and extremely crowded and then you have sections like Gubiekou that are

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain on a shoestring

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain on a shoestring

One of the great things about travel is the people you meet and the unexpected experiences you have. During a recent trip to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (JDSM) nature reserve in Yunnan province, I met two university students from Hunnan province and we had a great day on a tight budget in JDSM. A

Lijiang Travel – Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Lijiang Travel – Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a small mountain range in Yunnan province just north of Lijiang city. Towering over the head waters of the Yangtze River, the mountains are famous for their incredible views and are part of a high altitude nature reserve. If you are in Lijiang, a trip to the Jade Dragon

Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge

Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge

Hiking Leaping Tiger Gorge Tiger Leaping Gorge is an incredible hiking trail on the head waters of the Yangtze River north west of Lijiang in Yunnan province. I first learnt of Leaping Tiger Gorge earlier this year from a fellow traveller in China and every thing I heard about it was incredible. The Yangtze River

Legless at Mutianyu Great Wall of China

Legless at Mutianyu Great Wall of China

After Badaling, the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China is the most famous and visited section. Mutianyu is also the longest restored section of the wall, much more enjoyable to walk and most half decent Great Wall tours go to Mutianyu instead of Badaling.  I had never been to Mutianyu so during a

How to Hike the Great Wall of China

How to Hike the Great Wall of China

There is no better way to experience the natural beauty and history of China than hiking the Great Wall of China. Hiking the Great Wall solo can be a little confusing and intimidating so I have put together a how to guide for hiking the Great Wall based on my experiences on the wall. The

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