Hikers walk along rice terraces in the Xuefeng Mountains, in Hunan province, in China. Photo: Tessa Chan

China’s first world-class hiking trail mapped out in Hunan’s Xuefeng Mountains

  • The route is made up of existing rural paths and ancient walkways long forgotten by locals
  • The team behind the venture hope to bring international adventurers – and their tourist dollars – to a little-seen but highly scenic corner of the country
Topic |   Asia travel

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Hikers walk along rice terraces in the Xuefeng Mountains, in Hunan province, in China. Photo: Tessa Chan
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A mountaintop temple in Dengfeng county, Henan province, China. Photo: Alamy

Beyond Shaolin: in search of the kung fu masters of China’s Henan province

  • These remote experts have slipped through the net of the government-funded kung fu revival
  • Ageing and poor, practitioners are dying out along with their own unique skills
Topic |   Martial arts

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A mountaintop temple in Dengfeng county, Henan province, China. Photo: Alamy
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