6 things you need to know about Chinese New Year 2018

Year of Dog (2018) With Chinese New Year on 16th February, all of us in the office are getting really excited. Each year in the Chinese Zodiac is associated with an animal. This year will be the year of the Dog. It is traditionally celebrated for 16 days, from the Chinese New Year’s Eve to [...]

My journey on the Tea Horse Road (Lijiang) part 2

Lijiang The journey continued driving north from Dali and Xizhou along the Tea Horse Road to Lijiang, the small city capital of the Naxi kingdom, a matriarchal society whose ancestors claimed these great valleys. A UNESCO world heritage site, with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain behind us, and a burbling brook in front. It was an [...]
Tea Horse Road - Dali

My journey on the Tea Horse Road (Yunnan branch) part 1

We spent eight days in Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Zhongdian (Shangri-la) exploring part of the Tea Horse Road in Yunnan. The Tea Horse Road is an ancient trading route starting in Yunnan province in the southwest of China, through the mountains to Lhasa in Tibet and beyond. In ancient times, traders trekked by foot and [...]
Tie-dye artwork from Bai people

Bai people and their unique “Tie-dye” technique ( Folk Art in China)

The Tie-Dye Heritage originates from the Zhoucheng Village, Xizhouzhen in Dali, Yunnan, which is known as the "Bai Village of Tie-Dye" Bai people, who have been in Yunnan for more than 2000 years, are founded on a complex culture with influences of Taoism, Buddhism, local deity worship, and Confucianism. These diverse characteristics have influenced the Bai people with a [...]

Top 3 Greatest Ancient Buddhist Grottoes in China

The Top 3 Greatest Ancient Buddhist Grottoes in China   1. Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang The UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in Dunhuang (on the Silk Road). There are more than 735 grottoes, 45 thousand square metre Buddhism wall painting, 2415 colourful constructed and decorated with murals and statues over 5 dynasties, periods from  350- 1368. It is the most [...]
Li River, Guilin

Top 5 things to do in Guilin

Top 5 things to do in Guilin Encompass the Guilin scenery while spending time on the Li River Cruise, watch how the local fishermen use cormorants' help for fishing and visit the famous Longji rice terrace. There is a saying describing the beauty of Guilin. "Gulin scenery is the best in it's world - 桂林山水甲天下" 1. Li [...]

Top 5 places to visit in September in China

September is one of the best months to visit China. September is when the hot summer heat begins to cool down and mark the beginning of Autumn season in China. Autumn is where you see many different colours in China, some turning red, some turning yellow. It is also the time when school summer holiday is [...]

Where to see Giant Panda in China?

The Giant Panda has long been loved by people around the world, it is known to be the China's national treasure and the representation of endangered animal species. It is used as the logo of the Word Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) which work on wilderness preservation and is the largest conservation organization in the [...]
High Speed Train- Kumming-Shanghai| Credit: Xinhua

Responsible Travel Across China By Rail

Air pollution has been a long time issue related to China. The recent development of extensive China rail network has placed its hope on reducing carbon footprint produced from inner city transportation across the county.   What can we do as a tour operator or a tourist to play a part in helping the environmental improvement while […]