World Migratory Bird Day, 12 October: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution; Unesco

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The mysterious ancient figure challenging China’s history; Alastair Sooke; BBC

A spectacular jade carving may hold the clue to an early society that predates what many historians believed to be China’s oldest, writes Alastair Sooke.

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Exploring Shanxi’s secrets: temples, natural beauty and Unesco ancient city of Pingyao; Martin Williams; SCMP

Martin Williams checks out the natural delights of Qinyuan county in China’s Shanxi province and peak into China’s financial past at the province’s ancient city of Pingyao, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

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Tibetans look to tourism to end isolation; Marco Ferrarese; Nikkei

Globalization is shaping a new future for Tibetan Autonomous Region…

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Welcome to Hangzhou: ‘the finest and most splendid city in the world’; Theodora Sutcliffe; Guardian

History, culture and nature make this southern Chinese city a uniquely wonderful holiday destination…

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Silk Road hub takes cultural lead; Telegraph

Dunhuang Academy director, Zhao Shengliang, on why the iconic Buddhist art of the Mogao Caves plays an important global role in promoting Chinese culture.

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Emeishan and the dawn of Chinese whisky; Richard Woodard; Scotch Whisky

In 2021, a new malt whisky distillery called Emeishan will open in a dramatic location close to the sacred peak of Mount Emei, in China’s Sichuan province. Pernod Ricard will spend up to US$150m in an effort to create China’s ‘most iconic malt whisky’. Richard Woodard finds out more.

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Include history, culture into your vacation: Visit France’s Palais Idéal; attend Winter Solstice ceremony in the UK; Shireen Kanchwala; India Times

Festivals, monuments and crafts deeply rooted in culture are a must-visit.

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Jiuzhaigou to mostly reopen from Sept. 27; ECNS

The quake-hit Jiuzhaigou National Park will reopen partially and only for group tourists from Sept. 27, with a daily limit of up to 5,000 tourists, said the park’s administration.

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Birthplace of China’s modern mass tourism; Khmer Times

About 5.5 billion trips are made in China in 2018, contributing nearly 10 trillion yuan.

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Famed Chinese scenic spot Jiuzhaigou to reopen after quake; Xinhua

Part of the Jiuzhaigou National Park in China’s Sichuan Province will reopen to visitors on Sept 27 on a trial basis, over two years after it was hit by a powerful earthquake…

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Climate changes threaten Mogao Grottoes, challenges protection project; Xu Keyue; Global Times

As the climate in Northwest China gets warmer and wetter, the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, Gansu Province have deteriorated with changes in temperature and humidity, challenging scientists seeking to protect the ancient remains.

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The 9 most fascinating mausoleums around the world; Skye Sherman; Matador Network

Embalmed remains included.

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The 12 Most Beautiful Places In Tibet; WOW TRAVEL

Nestled among the mighty Himalayas, to the north of India, lays the mystical land of Tibet. It is the highest habitable place on the face of this earth lying at an average elevation of 5000 m above the level of the sea. A place where you can touch the sky, if anybody is asked what…

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50 Reasons To Travel This Fall; Forbes

When the forecast calls for cooler temperatures, these are the hot spots around the globe to visit.

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Campaign to Lure Indonesians to Macau Launches Despite Hong Kong Protests; Raini Hamdi; Skift

A campaign to drive more Indonesian visitors to Macau has launched despite the  protests in Hong Kong, the gateway for Indonesians to Macau. WebBeds, together with the Macau Government Tourist Office and several prominent Macau hotels including MGM Cotai and Hotel Lisboa, have gone ahead to launch the…

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China Adds Records of New UNESCO Heritage Site Into Textbooks; Xinhua

The ancient civilization of Liangzhu, China’s latest cultural site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, has had its history recorded in middle school textbooks, which will be used in the new school year that started on Monday. The archaeological discoveries of Liangzhu, including its unique water conservancy system and jade…

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Technology enlisted in ongoing battle to preserve grottoes; Xinhua

Summer is the busiest season for staff at the Mogao Grottoes, as more than a third of the annual visitors to the UNESCO World Heritage site arrive during the vacation time.

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7 incredible experiences you had no idea were possible in Macao; Iris M Pang; Matador Network

Think historic villages and green spaces away from the bustle.

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China’s first simulation laboratories to help protect cultural relics; CGTN

Research laboratories that could simulate environmental conditions surrounding historical sites and relics have been put into operation, helping Chinese researchers in their cultural heritage protection endeavors.

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