Mati Si 1200

The Cave Temples of Mati Si

65 kilometers outside of Zhangye in China's Gansu Province, not too far from the impressive Rainbow Mountains, lies one of the country's most underrated attractions: a system of Buddhist cave temples carved...
Songzanlin Monastery

Shangri-la: Paradise Found and Paradise Lost

Picture a jumble of bright white buildings, painted in long colourful bands of a deep burgundy and yellow, white and black dots arranged in neat lines. The windows are covered in cloths of a vibrant yellow...
The Sun and Moon Pagodas in Guilin

What to do with a Day in Guilin

Guilin doesn't seem to be a very popular city and most travelers head straight to Yangshuo, a smaller town about one hour down the road, which offers much more nature in a more relaxed and less smoggy setting....