Month: October 2019

Asia’s Longest Cave: Explore Shuanghe Cave in Guizhou, China

Asia’s Longest Cave: Explore Shuanghe Cave in Guizhou, China

Shuanghe Cave was officially found to be Asia’s longest cave in 2018. Until then it was simply a contender, with Mulu park in Malaysia boasting tentatively that Clearwater Cave was Asia’s longest. French caver Jean Bottazzi secured the designation when he discovered a new chamber connecting two known entrances to ‘different’ caves. Thus was the…

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Visiting China’s Venice: Zhenyuan, Guizhou

Visiting China’s Venice: Zhenyuan, Guizhou

I’ve learned to be skeptical about destinations whose claim to fame is their imitation of other locations. Zhenyuan 镇远 in Guizhou, China, then, ought to have rung the alarm bell. Venice is one of a kind and its distinct Italian flavor makes it nearly impossible to imitate well. I’ve also learned to be forgiving, however.…

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