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As the border town to North Korea, Dandong is often seen as just part of the journey, but stop off to see what’s on offer or simply get your dose of the DPRK from there

Surrounded by coal mines, pockets of Datong form oases of history and calm, even when dangling from the side of a cliff

An aboriginal tribe realized that the tourism brought by the beauty of its surroundings was driving the community apart – so it set up a cooperative and capped tourist numbers

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An aboriginal tribe realized that the tourism brought by the beauty of its surroundings was driving the community apart – so it set up a cooperative and capped tourist numbers

An aboriginal tribe realized that the tourism brought by the beauty of its surroundings was driving the community apart – so it set up a cooperative and capped tourist numbers

Chengdu and its giant pandas are often the only stop for visitors to Sichuan, but on its doorstep are sacred mountains and a giant Buddha