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China's Grottoes reopen amid epidemic

UNESCO World Heritage site, the Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, Central China's Henan Province, reopened to the public on Monday, becoming the first grotto scenic area in the country to open amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 2:24:11

Saving cultural relics in North China's coal-rich Shanxi Province

In the city of Jiexiu, North China's Shanxi Province, a 1,600-year-old, once dilapidated underground tunnel has been returned to its original glory.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 11:08:40

Olympics ignites children's passion for winter sports

Wearing a pink ski helmet, 12-year-old Ruan Jiahui tried to keep her balance while smoothly navigating her way down a ski slope in Yanqing, a suburban district of Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 11:03:40

Speaking Chinese changes lives of Egyptian tour guides

Ahmed Saeed, an Egyptian young man, thought in the beginning that he would never be able to speak Chinese one day, let alone the Chinese language would be a turning point in his life.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/22 10:58:12

Tailored winter tour includes culture, nature and skiing in China's capital

In December of 2017, Beijing extended its visa-free transit policy from 72 hours to 144 hours. Many travelers may wonder just what are the most efficient ways to see the best of what the capital and its surrounding areas have to offer during the winter months in just six days. Fortunately, the Bureau of Culture and Tourism of Miyun district of Beijing Municipality has launched two three-day routes that offer the opportunity to visit beautiful natural scenic spots and historical sites, get a taste of the best local cuisine and, best of all, go skiing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 17:53:39

Tourists head to Antarctica to swim among penguins

"It's like getting stabbed," a tourist exclaims, as he plunges into the 3 C water, all under the intrigued gaze of a group of penguins.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/5 16:53:41

Scenery of Nam Co Lake in Autumn

Enjoy the enchanting scenery of Nam Co Lake in SW China's Tibet.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/7 10:04:52

Bangkok's mix of past and present makes for the perfect getaway

For many Chinese, it is somewhat "criminal" to not head overseas when you have a long vacation like the upcoming National Holiday Day. The week-long holiday provides enough time to travel to most destinations around the world that are favored by Chinese travelers including Japan, South Korea and Thailand.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/26 10:58:40

Singapore restaurants make history with three Michelin stars

Two Singapore restaurants have been awarded the maximum three Michelin stars for the first time ever, the French-based culinary guide announced on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/19 18:18:41

Bayeux-inspired 'Game of Thrones' tapestry unveiled

The French town of Bayeux has been home for nearly a millennium to a tapestry depicting a bloody battle for power.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/19 18:18:40

Happy champing: English churches welcome campers

Silent night, holy night takes on a whole new meaning for visitors paying for an unorthodox overnight stay in a mediaeval English church.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/19 18:13:41

Automated buses dodge peacocks, tourists and plants in Singapore test

Roaming peacocks, meandering tourists and curbside bushes were all causing headaches this week for operators of one of the first autonomous bus shuttle services to hit public roads in Singapore.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/5 18:43:41

Drag shows and hipster parties: Jerusalem has an exciting underground nightlife

Jerusalem, ancient sacred city and heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, takes on a wholly different tone around midnight.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/5 18:38:43

The perfect city?

The Austrian capital is for the second year in a row basking in the title of the world's most liveable city, as measured by the Economist Intelligence Unit's annual ranking of the world's urban centers.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/5 18:33:42

Lionsgate Entertainment brings Asia's first high-tech amusement park to Guangdong Province

As the familiar score from the vampire romance movie Twilight floated through the air, I seemed to see main characters Bella and Edward dancing in front of me on the small stage decorated with lights and green plants. On one side of the stage, I could see a replica of Bella's old orange-colored pickup truck in a corner, a reminder of the time Edward saved Bella from a car accident at the beginning of the movie.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/1 18:43:39

Tourism hotspot Barcelona alarmed by crime surge

A surge in muggings and burglaries in Barcelona, mainly targeting tourists, has sparked alarm in Spain's second-largest city, leading local residents to form their own crime-fighting patrols.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/29 15:09:28

Warning signs

"It's nature's magical design," says a tourist guide, waxing poetic as he comments on the impressive red cliffs plunging into a turquoise sea at the Scandola nature reserve on France's Corsica island.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/29 15:09:21

Miami: beach parties, gators on golf courses... and new tech hub?

Miami is famous for beach parties, gators that wander onto golf courses and iguanas that tumble out of palm trees.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/22 15:38:40