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Pingyao’s most valuable assets have largely been preserved. Its Ming and Qing layout is still surrounded by city walls, and beyond them fortified villages and an apocalyptic landscape of power stations

When one thinks of Beijing, peace is not the first thing that springs to mind

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

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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

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