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12 travel features tagged “History”

Why is there graffiti on the Great Wall of China?

Officials in China have taken an unlikely step to preserve one of the country's most famous ancient monuments.
Read more… 04 September 2014


Worldwide Weird

China’s Atlantis of the East

The Chinese city of Shicheng was flooded in 1959, then forgotten. With its recent rediscovery, divers can explore a 600-year-old city that is both underwater – and unseen for decades.
Read more… 24 July 2014


China’s ancient capital rises again

Once a booming metropolis as important as Rome, Xi’an has at last been propelled back onto the international map.
Read more… 08 December 2013


Asia’s ancient Tea Horse Road

Chinese tea and Tibetan horses were long traded on the legendary Tea Horse Road, a harsh 2,250km trail stretching from China’s Sichuan Province to Tibet’s capital city of Lhasa.
20 September 2012


China’s kung fu revival

In the shadow of China’s legendary Shaolin Temple, the ancient Chinese martial art of kung fu is experiencing a renaissance of industrial proportions.
19 July 2012


The world’s most-visited ancient ruins

From Egypt to China, ruins inspire us to contemplate the passing of time. But the most-visited draw millions of travellers annually, putting some in danger of being loved too much.
18 July 2012


Reliving Shanghai’s 1930s past

Smoky jazz clubs, underground gay bars and family-run food stands transport visitors back to the city’s first golden era.
Read more… 30 January 2012


Cruise ports of call: East Asia for history buffs

Visit Vietnam War tunnels and ancient Hong Kong villages, enjoy Chinese opera and explore Tokyo by bike.
Read more… 05 January 2012


The Passport blog

Relighting Harbin’s history

In a city rapidly becoming Asia’s winter sports capital, the 2011 Ice Festival harks back to the pre-communist era.
Read more… 03 March 2011


The Hakka earth buildings of Fujian

The colossal Hakka earth buildings (Kejia tulou) are a unique vestige of an ancient, but slowly disappearing way of life in China.
Read more… 05 August 2010


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