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Best of the Net Weekly: Our favorite China travel stories from around the web | Bamboo Compass

Best of the Net Weekly: Our favorite China travel stories from around the web

by Sascha Matuszak
Posted: May 29th, 2011 | Updated: July 25th, 2012 | Comments
We read a lot about travel over the course of one week and, after much sifting and sorting, we've rounded up a few of our favorites. From news and reviews to great blog posts, unusual destinations and travel stories, read on for our picks.
  • Sichuan is one of China's most fascinating provinces, with a wealth of cultural and natural beauty to offer any tourist. In this WSJ piece, Danba. This story, China's Sichuan province: Visiting the Lair of the Yellow Dragon for the Daily Mail is less specific, but deals with a lot of the same themes: tough roads, amazing beauty.
  • One of the more interesting stories of the week was the discovery of old forgotten tombs in southeast China. This story, Underwater Ancient Tomb Resurfaces Due to Drought in China tells of the spectacular emergence of 500 year old tombs.
  • I remember when it was hard to get good books in China. I carried dozens of books with me for more than eight years and often had friends and family send me books from teh states. Not only has the iPad solved that problem, but China now has cool bookstores, as Timeout tells us in this article on Beijing's Lesser-known bookshops.
  • China's music festivals are largely over until later in the year, but we just can't let go. Shanghai World Music Festival: China's music festival high season goes out on high note.


  • China Underground constantly provides us with great images of China. Matteo Damiani does it again with Bem-vindo ao Amoy: 40 Xiamen pictures, a great collection of seaside China pics.
  • And last but not least, this story about French awesomeness in Shanghai just tickles that sense of adventure we all have inside. Sure, the pigs ... I mean authorities put an end to it. But not before the word spread. Damage done: City street food with ooh la la
Let us know of your own favorite posts from around the interwebs... or just let us know about your site if you think you've got some great stuff on your site having to do with things to see and do in and around China.
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