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China Inaugurates World’s Highest Bridge [Video]

4 Jan , 2017  

Designed by a team of Chinese engineers, the Beipanjiang Bridge is now officially the world’s highest bridge, suspended 564 metres above the Beipan River in mountainous southwest China. Since 8 of the Globe’s 10 highest bridges are in China, this news may not come as a surprise. According to Dezeen, the new constructions (open just before the […]

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Asia, Hidden Places

Zhangye Danxia Landforms, the Perpetual Rainbows of China

30 Sep , 2016  

Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, also known as Zhangye Danxia (Landform), has become one of the most important sites for landscape photographers and travelers that visit China since it was classified as a national park in 2011. Located near the city of Zhangye (about 30 minutes west by car) in China’s northwestern Gansu province, in […]

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Asia, Hidden Places

Hidden Colorful Pools in Huanglong Scenic Valley, China

20 Sep , 2016  

Today we are sending you to China, to travel the southwest of the country and discover a hypnotizing landscape. We are talking about the Huanglong Scenic Reserve, part of the Huanglong National Park. Even if the conditions are a bit harsh, with an average temperature of 7 degrees Celsius all year round and altitudes that might be […]

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Asia, Hidden Places

The World Without Us: Abandoned China Village Overtaken by Nature

12 Jun , 2015  

Surprisingly, these photos are not taken in a village where landscape architecture takes central stage, but in an abandoned site where people are no longer part of the scenery. Time seems to also be taking a break in this former fishing village on Shengshan Island, China (one of almost 400 that make up the Shengsi […]

Europe, Hidden Places

Vibrant London Landmarks: Portobello Market and Chinatown

15 Aug , 2014  

  Portobello Market in West London is visited every Friday and Saturday by nearly 100,000 guests. Representatives of every single nation in the world stroll past a mile-long strip of multicolored Victorian homes, attracted by the vibrant spirit. Nearly 150 years old, Portobello Road Market started out as a village and its old charm is […]

Asia, Hidden Places

A Photographers’ Haven: Golden Sea of Canola Flowers in Luoping, China

1 Jul , 2013  

If by any chance, the complicated twists of traveling will take you to the county of Luoping in eastern Yunnan, China in Spring, prepare for quite a visual spectacle: the golden sea. It is here that you will encounter fields of the yellow rapeseed flowers (also known as canola) in full bloom, perfectly blending in […]

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China from a Vantage Point: Glass Skywalk in the Tianmen Mountain

8 May , 2012  

The glass skywalk in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in the Tianmen Mountain, China, seems especially built for the fearless. But walking on this incredible pathway, suspended 1,430 meters high up in the air (about 4 691.6 feet) is also 6,35 centimeters thick (2.5 inches), making it safe for the avalanche of tourists. The Skywalk in […]

Asia, Hidden Places

Danxia Landforms Shaping Magical Sights in China

18 Mar , 2012  

China Danxia is a general name for several Danxia landforms in southern China which are currently part of a World Heritage Site. The inscribed areas have a total surface of 65446 ha, consisting in an unique type of geomorphology. A Danxia landform is made up of two red colored sandstones and conglomerates (said to belong […]

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Asia, Hidden Places

Guilin Hills China, a Surreal Landscape

21 Dec , 2011  

Guilin stands for “cassia forest”, a special tropical tree with yellow flowers that can be found here in abundance and which is what we “naive” Europeans refer to as  “cinnamon”. Cinnamon is the natural scent of this fascinating Chinese city, as from August to October the tropical tree “cassia” is in blossom.  Guilin is said […]

Asia, Hidden Places

Reed Flute Cave, an Underground Fairyland in China

9 Sep , 2011  

The Reed Flute Cave, also known as “the Palace of Natural Arts”, is a natural limestone cave situated in the northwest of  Guilin City, China. It is said that locals gave this name from the reeds growing outside it, as they were used for making flutes. With a length of 240 meters, the cave is […]

Asia, Hidden Places

Avatar Hallelujah Mountain in China Inspired (by) the Famous Blockbuster

4 Feb , 2011  

According to DailyMail Online, after the Avatar success, China decided to rename a mountain  previously known as the ‘Southern Sky Column’ into ‘Avatar Hallelujah Mountain’:  The 3,544ft Southern Sky Column is one of 3,000 in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and became the inspiration for the magical ‘floating peaks’ in James Cameron’s film after a […]

Asia, Hidden Places

Shilin Stone Forest, China, Weird Rocks Pointing to the Sky

1 Nov , 2010  

The Stone Forest of Shilin is located in the Lunan Yu Autonomous County, southeast of Kunming Qujing Prefecture in Yunnan Province, China. This amazing “forest” is said to exist for over 270 million years, from the Paleozoic era and is considered a world wonder by the Chinese. Shilin Stone Forest consists of  karst landforms with […]

Asia, Hidden Places

Cut Through Ages: Guoliang Tunnel Road, China

25 Mar , 2010  

“The magnificent tunnel road in the Taihang mountains was built by 13 local villagers headed by their chief, Shen Mingxin, and took around five years to finish. Many villagers lost their lives in accidents during construction of the tunnel but the others continued relentlessly. The tunnel was opened to traffic on May 1st, 1977. The […]

North & Central America

Five Kid-Friendly Hikes Near Las Vegas​​ [Guest Post]

12 May , 2017  

All around Las Vegas lie areas of breathtaking natural beauty, offering families with young children the easy opportunity to explore unspoiled wilderness without traveling great distances. To compose this list, I tapped the memories of three experts: my children, who spent much of their childhoods hiking Southwestern trails with me. These came up as the […]

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Get Cultural

Trailer Bookshop on the Move by „Tell a story”, Portugal

18 Dec , 2016  

Day after day, authors all around the world lay back in their quiet working room, pouring out a part of their souls on a piece of paper. They do this for many different reasons: to be remembered, to inspire, to send a message, to talk to someone and so on. When a new book finally […]

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