Retreat to Yanqing calms both body and soul

With the temperature heating up, it is time to look for a cooler hideout. Those living in Beijing do not have to travel too far out to cool down. Right outside the Great Wall at the northeast of Beijing, lies Yanqing, a place where the temperature is average three degrees lower compared to downtown Beijing. […]

Rhythms of an Ancient Life

Huangyao town offers all the charms of Guilin but none of its tourist kitsch and clamor. Huangyao, a 1,000-year-old town nestled in the mountains of southern Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, is attracting increasing attention from travelers. They come to enjoy its well-preserved local culture, natural beauty and tranquil rustic life. But day-trippers to Huangyao may […]