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Go off the beaten path to discover Tibet’s yak-dotted grasslands, Buddhist sites and boundless snow-topped mountains

Surrounding China’s capital, southwest Hebei is often overlooked, but a peek through the industrial heartland will reward with some hidden gems you might recognize from the movies

The scenery and sites around the Silk Road city of Zhangye do not disappoint, although for a more peaceful visit, head for some of the lesser-known attractions

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An easy ride from downtown Beijing, the mountains and rivers in the northern counties of the capital make for a breath of fresh air with a side of homestay hospitality

While a winter visit to the capital of Inner Mongolia requires a strong constitution, there are plenty of ways to warm up

Although a thoroughly modern city, its location at the gateway to Tibet and the Silk Road means Xining is still a melting pot of cultures