The best China travel stories from around the net

by James Weir
Posted: November 14th, 2011 | Updated: August 1st, 2012 | Comments
China travel features_china travel news_china travel blogs_china travel stories Travel to Songpan 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. >>> The highlight of this week's Best of the Net comes from the fellas and ladies over at Go Kunming. This week's story is a tale of a fantastic-soundingTibetan plateau. In addition to being an entertaining travelogue, they don't skimp on practical information and give you all the information you need to plan your own Sichuan mountains.  So if you're yearning for some fresh air and a healthy dose of forest, now would be a good time to book a flight to Chengdu or any of the surrounding areas and take advantage of this beautiful, brisk fall weather. More links after the jump....
  • Over at Chengdu Living they give us the skinny on a Chengdu. Fantastic photos of gingko trees, happy children and an old Tibetan temple.
  • Heading to Xi'an? The folks at GoChengdoo have put together a great Xi'an travel itinerary. Travel information, suggestions and history.
  • For those of you who missed it, China celebrated singles day on 11/11/2011. In one of the odder pieces of news to emerge in the day's wake, Shanghai's Thames Town (China's take on a traditional British neighborhood in the suburbs of the city) hosted an immensely successful matchmaking event on singles day that drew an estimated 10,000 t0 40,000 singles looking to mingle. Sounds kind of terrifying, actually.
  • Here's China Daily's take on theBeijing in particular." The article has some great pictures, a discussion of changing China and some 'interesting' quotes by foreigners.
  • Hainan for the Hainan Riyue Bay International Surfing Festival. Duuuuuude, sweeeeeet.
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