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This off-the-beaten-track northern city provides a perfect gateway for adventures in the grasslands and deserts of Inner Mongolia

The city of Harbin, with Russian influences and known for Siberian winters and ice displays, will melt the hearts of the summer visitor

When the capital starts to heat up, many, like the imperial family of old times, dash for the cooler climes of Chengde, with its royal gardens and cliff-hugging temples

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A trip off Beijing’s beaten track rewards the visitor with quirky sites away from mainstream tourist trails

A winter visit to the roof of the world might have been extra chilly, but when the views are of herds of yaks not tourists, it makes for a cool time

A trip to the otherworldly Zhangjiajie may bring you closer to heaven, or to alien worlds