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Baoshan or Yongchang as it was called in the old days is located in south west Yunnan about half way between Dali and Ruili. The city of Baoshan also played an important role during WW II when the Flying Tigers were operating an Airbase in the area.

Cang Shan Mountain, Dali, UNESCO Geopark Dali,

Cangshan Geopark located in Yunnan Province in Southwest China west of Dali. The Geopark covers almost the entire Cangshan Mountain Range and is well-known for its biodiversity. By the Ximatan Cable car you can reach almost the top of Cang Shan at over 4000 meters above sea level.

The idyllic village of Dimaluo is located in a side valley of the Nu Jiang (Nujiang River) Valley in the north-eastern part of the Yunnan province. About 80% of the population are Catholic which is a result of some missionary activities by Swiss and French Jesuit Priests, who arrived in the area around 1850 and 1960.

Journey on Silk Road to Kumbum Monastery near Xining, birthplace of Tsonkapa, China

The Kumbum monastery – also called Ta’er Monastery - monastery is located about 1 hour drive southwest of the city of Xining in the Qinghai province. The walled temple complex Kumbum is situated in a valley and was built at the birthplace of Tsonkapa, the founder of the "yellow hat" sect in Tibetan Buddhism.

Lanzhou Bingling Travel Information in Gansu Province Northern China

On a journey along the Silk Road to Lanzhou, we recommended making a small detour to the Bingling Grottoes south-west of Lanzhou. Work on the fascinating Bingling Caves near Lanzhou began in the late 5th century and is considered as one of the earliest Buddhist stone works in China.

The Laojunshan National Park is located in the western Yunnan Province in China

A visit to Laojun Shan National Park should not be missed on a trip to the Yunnan Province in China. The Laojun Shan National Park is part of the "Three Parallel Rivers" National Park. From Lijiang you can reach the Laojun Shan National Park by car in about 2 hours.

Zhangye on the Silk Road with Mati Temple in Gansu Province in Western China

The city of Zhangye in Gansu Province is located on the Silk Road in the Hexi Corridor. Zhangye is a good starting point for an excursion to Mati Si (Horse Hoof Temple) and Zhangye Danxia Geopark. The town of Zhangye dates from the 2nd century and, during the Ming Dynasty, was once a garrison town for soldiers guarding the Great Wall of China.

Tengchong was once a staging post on the “Tea and Horse Road” a branch the southern Silk Route in South West Yunnan. Due to its location and its wealth, the British decided to build a Consulate in Tengchong in 1899. 

Liming, National Park, Yunnan Province, Travel

This vast complex comprises eight clusters of largely mountain protected areas in northwest Yunnan, between which the 2,000m deep gorges of the upper Yangtze (Jinsha Jiang), Mekong (Lancang Jiang) and Salween (Nu Jiang) rivers run parallel for over 300 km.

Journey Silk Road, Xining, Qinghai Lake, China Tours

For most visitors to China the main reason for travelling to Xining is the Kumbum or Ta'er Monastery, the birthplace of Tsongkapa, the founder of the Yellow Cap School of Tibetan Buddhism. The nearby Qinghai Lake and the Muslim Quarter of Xining are other worthwhile places to visit during a trip to Xining in Qinghai Province.

The magnificent Danxia Geopark of Zhangye should not be missed during a journey along the silk road

During a journey along the Silk Road a stop at the Zhangye Danxia Geopark in Gansu Province should not be missed. The Zhangye Danxia Geopark is located 30km west of the city of Zhangye in the Hexi Corridor in Gansu Province in western China.

Mati Monastery near Zhangye, Travel the Silk Road, Gansu Province, China

The city of Zhangye in Gansu Province is located on the Silk Road in the Hexi Corridor. Zhangye is a good starting point for an excursion to Mati Si (Horse Hoof Temple) and Zhangye Danxia Geopark. The town of Zhangye dates from the 2nd century and, during the Ming Dynasty, was once a garrison town for soldiers guarding the Great Wall of China.