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I can't believe I've finally visited China's dopest mountain! And no, I'm not referring to Huangshan "Yellow Mountain" or even Zhangjiajie's "Avatar" Mountain—I've been to both of those too. I'm talking about China's Zhangye Danxia National Geopark, or most famously called, "Rainbow Mountains".
It's only been two days, but I still can't believe that I caught my first ever space rocket launch--the Long March 5--in China, my home of the past six and a half years. And boy was it one hell of an experience!
Why Touring Inner Mongolia’s Xilamuren Grasslands & Xiangshawan Desert Turned Out to Be One of My Most EPIC Adventures in China!
Yurts, grasslands, folk wrestling, camels, and dune buggies? Yep, it happened. I finally, finally, finally, got the chance to tour Inner Mongolia--Hohhot to be exact. That's right, it was 2017's Labor Day holiday in China, and having already hit many of the country’s top destinations over the past 5 and 1/2 years, I figure'd it was finally time to cross Inner Mongolia off of the bucket list. And guess what? It turned out to be one of my best China adventures yet!
Momma I Made It: How I Ended Up Exploring FAST, China's Massive Five-Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope in Guizhou!
My trip to Guizhou's 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, also known as FAST, was nothing short of an epic adventure. As a huge fan of any and everything that mega space agency NASA does and has done for as long as I can remember, hearing about China's unexpectedly bold participation in the search for extra-terrestrial life throughout the cosmos naturally caught my attention.
Hands down, China is home to some of the best statues across the world. You’ll find everything from towering Buddhist sculptures to larger-than-life monuments of iconic presidents in Chinese history.
What It’s Like Turning 30 Years Old in China: My Epic Adventure From Shanghai to Guilin, My Favorite Travel Destination in the Country
Karsts hills, bamboo rafting, five-hour cruises, scenic bike routes, hiking trails, and the most beautiful natural scenery you can find across China. What an awesome way to celebrate my 30th birthday in Guilin, China!
Tron Lightcycles, Davy Jones’ lost treasure, acrobats, lively parades, vibrant fireworks, oh yeah, and Mickey Mouse. Fresh from my first trip to Shanghai Disneyland, I must say that I had a wickedly awesome time exploring the “happiest place” in the city of 24 million people.
Awesome, awesome, awesome! Yes, I finally had the chance to explore the observation deck of Shanghai Tower, the tallest skyscraper in China and 2nd tallest building in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai!
Why Guangzhou’s Canton Tower Observation Deck is One of the Best Across China That You Need to Visit ASAP
Oh boy, the top of Guangzhou’s Canton Tower is one of the best observation decks I’ve ever visited, period! It was absolutely insane, and if you can bare towering heights, here’s exactly why you should go.
Why Hiking China’s Most Famous Mountain – Huangshan “Yellow” Mountain – Was an Adventure Like No Other
I felt extremely accomplished after hiking China’s Huangshan “Yellow” Mountain; after all, it’s arguably China’s most famous mountain. Located in Anhui Province, Yellow Mountain is a scenic attraction brimming with stunning natural beauty and spectacular mountainside views, so much so that it’s even listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is classified as an AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration. How awesome is that!?
So, There’s This Giant Statue of Chairman Mao Zedong’s Head in Changsha, China, and Yes, Here’s Why You Should Pay it a Visit!
So, there’s this big, giant, absolutely humungous head of Chairman Mao Zedong in China and yes, here’s why you should see it!
China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest: Yep, I Hiked the Mountains That Inspired the Floating Mountains of Pandora in Avatar & It Was Awesome!
You’ve seen Avatar, right? What am I talking about, of course you have! Remember those cool floating mountains of Pandora in the movie? Well, did you know that they were inspired from the mountainous landscape of China’s very own Zhangjiajie National Forest? That’s right, and I explored it!
Long queues, terrifying roads, lush green mountains, breathtaking scenery, and a giant hole. Know what these things all have in common? One absolutely fantastic trip to Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China!
One of the coolest statues I’ve ever seen in my life has to be the 88-meter high, 700-ton Grand Buddha at Ling Shan statue in Wuxi, China. Have you been?
If You’ve Never Been to a Lantern Festival in China, You Might Want to Check Out These Photos From the 2016 Shanghai Lantern Festival at Yuyuan Garden
I love Chinese lantern festivals! Having lived in China for nearly 5 years now, I’ve had the opportunity to see my fair share, but that couldn’t stop me from enjoying my very first ever lantern festival in my new home of Shanghai.
Chinese Lanterns Galore at the 2016 Shanghai International Magic Lantern Carnival Festival. You Need to Go Next Year!
Ah, Chinese lantern festivals. Have you been? No, no, not in your city’s Chinatown; I’m talking about actually in China! Well in that case, you don’t know what you’re missing!
Why You Should Make a Huangpu River Cruise One of the First Activities to Do After Arriving in Shanghai!
Incredible! My first ride on a Shanghai Huangpu River cruise absolutely blew my breath away, so much so that I had to do it twice!
I Spent My 2016 China Spring Festival in Xiamen. It Was Overcrowded, Overbooked & Overcast, But Still One Hell of an Adventure!
Chinese New Year’s Chunyun, or Spring Festival, is renown as the world’s biggest annual human migration. It’s a time when hundreds of millions of people will not only travel far and wide across China to bring in the new year with loved ones, but will also set a record number trips on flights, trains, buses, taxis, you name it, to explore popular tourist spots in and around the country.
Harbin Ice and Snow World Festival. Check. Saint Sophia Cathedral. Check. Skiing in Harbin. Check. Freezing My A** Off On My Coldest Adventure in China Yet. Hell to the Yeah!
Ice, ice, crazy! Oh man, my trip to China’s infamous northern city of Harbin was undoubtedly the coldest adventure I had ever taken in my life. I’m talking FREEZING. Negatives. Apocalyptic cold. “Colder than a polar bear’s toenails”. Well, you get the meaning.
My First Time Attending a Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) Game—Shanghai Sharks Vs. Qingdao Eagles—Was Fun, But its Definitely Nowhere Close to the NBA
Oh boy! My first time attending a Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) game was such an awesome experience! Wait; did you even know that China has its own version of the NBA? Yep, it’s been alive and kicking since 1995. Where have you been!?
Inside the Observation Deck of One of China’s Most Iconic Landmarks: Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower
Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower just might be the coolest looking tower in the world. Standing at a height of 467.9-meters, ‘Pearl Tower’ is located in the heart of Shanghai’s Lujiazui District, a bustling global financial powerhouse jam–packed with skyscrapers and luxurious high-rise apartments.
What Shanghai Looks Like From Atop of the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) Observation Deck in Lujiazui. You Know, the Bottle Opener Building.
You ever been up to the bottle opener building in Shanghai’s Lujiazui District; you know, to the observation deck of the Shanghai World Financial Center, the 9th tallest building in the world? You haven’t? Well, what are you waiting for!?
Jinmao Tower’s Observation Deck: Is Shanghai’s Original Iconic Skyscraper of Lujiazui Worth the Visit?
Jinmao Tower was the second to last stop on my list of skyscrapers to visit in Shanghai’s prominent Lujiazui District. At the time, Shanghai Tower hadn’t officially opened yet and having already made trips to the observation decks of Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center, or SWFC, I set my eyes on Jinmao Tower on one late evening in the city.
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