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A few days ago we made it to Guoliangcun, an out of the way place that most Chinese have never even heard of. For centuries, this small mountain village remained almost completely inaccessible due to its location atop cliffs several hundred meters high. It was the "Village That Time Forgot". That all changed, however, in the early 1970's when the Chinese government decided to blast a bizarre road through the ...
... was finding the place, given that it was far from conveniently located. Nevertheless, keen to escape to somewhere natural(ish) and also up for a language challenge (such remote locations inevitably test your competence in Chinese) I opted to give it a whirl.
My overnight train from Beijing arrived in the sleepy town of Xinxiang well before the sun even thought of making an effort to get out of bed. The train journey had been fairly pleasant, as ...
... World Cultural and Natural Heritage List of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
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Xiaomintun Village, two kilometers northwest of Anyang, is where archeological excavations uncovered the ruins of the Shang Dynasty (BCE1700-1100) capital. Excavations between 1928 and 1937 and more recent work by the Academia Sinica show that occupation starts in the 13th century BC. In 1899 Wang Yiron, director of the ...
There is nothing that strikes fear into my heart these days quite like the thought of visiting a major Chinese tourist attraction at the weekend, it was now Saturday. I had two options of things to do from my base in Dengfeng: go to see the renowned Longmen caves with countless tour groups, or go to Guoliang. Guoliang had merited a short paragraph in my travel guide and that was enough to convince me to go. Plus it was enroute as I was heading in ...