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Genghis Khan Mongol leader Genghis Khan (1162-1227) rose from humble beginnings to establish the largest land empire in history. After uniting the nomadic tribes of the Mongolian plateau, he conquered huge chunks of central Asia... May. 07, 2018
Siberian: the best guides along the world’s longest train journey You might imagine the Trans-Siberian as a lonely, melancholic train journey through a snowy plain. But it’s better visualised as a chain of really cool people, who hand travellers over from one to another along the route and treat them to the best of Siberian hospitality. Apr. 26, 2018
Old Town of Lijiang is one of the last surviving ancient towns in China The Old Town of Lijiang, located in the Lijiang autonomous county of Yunnan province, is one of the last surviving ancient towns in China. The architecture of the Old Town of Lijiang is noteworthy for the... Apr. 04, 2018
Winter on the steppe: visiting Mongolia in low season Mongolia has notoriously frigid winters – temperatures can fall as low as -40°C in January and Ulaanbaatar holds the record as the world's coldest capital city. Tourism typically sees its low season between November and late March, but visitors that venture to Mongolia at this frosty time of year will find there is still in fact plenty to see and do. Mar. 21, 2018
Finalists From Smithsonian Magazine's 2017 Photo Contest ​Smithsonian magazine recently released the finalists of its 15th Annual Photo Contest, and each and every one is absolutely stunning. Mar. 09, 2018
Exploring the Alay Valley: Central Asia’s trekking utopia The Alay region of southern Kyrgyzstan is the kind of place mountain lovers dream about. Turquoise lakes fringed with yurts sit at the base of towering 7000m peaks, offering some of the world's most glorious mountain views at every turn. Feb. 28, 2018
Photo Trip Along the Ancient Silk Road After proposing “The Belt and Road Initiative” by China in 2013, China has aimed to build trade and enhance mutual friendship connecting Asia with Europe and Africa on and beyond the ancient Silk Road routes.In the nineteenth century, a new type of traveller ventured onto the Silk Roads ... Dec. 14, 2017
Historical and Cultural Tour in Hohhot Hohhot is the regional capital of Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region. It is located in the center of Inner Mongolia, with its north being the Yinshan Mountains and Yellow River to its south. Oct. 27, 2017
Mythical and Amazing Lhasa The centre of the Tibetan Buddhist world for over a millennium, Lhasa (Lāsà; literally the 'Place of the Gods') remains largely a city of wonders. Your first view of the red and white Potala Palace soaring above the Holy City raises goosebumps and the charming whitewashed old Tibetan quarter continues to preserve the essence of traditional Tibetan life. Oct. 11, 2017
Readers' travel photography competition: September – the winners Portraiture is to the fore this month, with readers capturing some wonderfully candid moments everywhere from Swanage to Havana. Oct. 09, 2017
History of Uzbek Minority The name Uzbek first originated from the Uzbek Khan, one of the local rulers under the Mongol Empire in the 14th century. Himself a Moslem, the Uzbek Khan spread Islam in his Khanate. In the 15th century, a number... Sep. 28, 2017
Origins of Yugur Minority The Yugur ethnic minority can trace its origins to the nomadic ancient Ouigurs in the Erhun River valley during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). In the mid-9th century, the ancient Ouigurs, beset by snowstorms, feuding... Aug. 28, 2017
Main Traditional Festival of Tibetan Minority Ⅰ The Great Prayer Festival is the greatest religious festival in Tibet. According to the legend, in the first month of the year, Buddha conquered or converted six holy men of false religions at the joint place... Aug. 03, 2017
Iran- a Mythical Place(2) After spending a couple of days here, you might be deeply attracted by it. Here are still lots of amazing places waiting for your exploration. Jul. 31, 2017
Guardian readers' travel photography competition: May—in pictures ​Poignant portraits and wanderlusty landscapes are again to the fore in this month’s excellent selection. Jun. 08, 2017
The Hulunbeir Grassland, Inner Mongolia Being a well-preserved grassland in China, Hulunbuir Grassland is one of the three famous grasslands in the world, known as "The beautiful world garden". May. 11, 2017
Brief History of Kirgiz Minority The forefathers of the Kirgiz lived on the upper reaches of the Yenisey River. In the mid-sixth century A.D., the Kirgiz tribe was under the rule of the Turkic Khanate. After the Tang Dynasty ... Apr. 21, 2017
​Readers' travel photography competition: March – the winners From the Petra desert to stilt walkers in Havana, our readers captured unusual images of familiar travel themes. Scroll to see the winner, who receives a £200 holiday voucher from Exodus Travels. Apr. 14, 2017
In Pictures: Winners of the World Press Photo competition 2017 ​Highlights from the collection of winning images in the 60th World Press Photo Contest, which were selected from 80,408 images made by 5,034 photographers from 125 different countries. Feb. 14, 2017
History of Ethnic Kazakh Minority in China There are many records on the origin of the Kazakh ethnic minority in Chinese history. In the more than 500 years since Zhang Qian of the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 25) went as a special envoy ... Jan. 19, 2017
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