Beyond the Great Wall: 7 unique experiences to try in China; Nathan James Thomas; Intrepid Travel Blog

China – West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou

From sultry forests that spread into Myanmar to the icy steppes of Inner Mongolia, China borders 14 other countries, more than any other nation. It has four times the population of the USA, and your shoes were probably made there. It is, in other words, so much more than just a famous wall.

Sure, the Great Wall really is a site to behold, but it’s not the only adventure to be had in China. Here are 7 epic, wall-free experiences you can have in ‘The Middle Kingdom.’

Eating Chongqing hotpot, the spiciest dish known to man

Well, the spiciest dish known to this man, anyway. Most people who haven’t visited China – and even some who have – have never heard of Chongqing, but it’s actually the biggest city in China by population!

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