TRAVEL

Explicit Carving in Yunnan’s Mountains Confuses Scholars

A mysterious and unique carving of female genitalia in a Buddhist grotto has served as a place of worship for centuries

TRAVEL

A Fusion Mosque in the Hinterlands

A Silk Road legacy lies in the Hebei wilderness

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FOOD

Food for Port

Sample the catch of the day in Guangdong’s biggest fishing port

IDIOMS

Imperial Chengyu

The emperor that started China’s western exploration was also the inspiration for many proverbs

HISTORY, TRADITIONAL CULTURE, TRAVEL

TWOC TV EP. 9: In the Steps of the Silk Road

In this episode, TWOC follows in the ancient footsteps of the legendary wandering monk Xuanzang and his modern-day equivalent, Rizhao, through the vast Gobi desert, exploring the beliefs that drove them

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ARTS, HISTORY

City of Angels

A forgotten Silk Road relic sheds light on early Christianity in China

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