The Atlas Obscura Guide To China
215 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in China
Updated September 21, 2023
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A Square, Flat Earth and Round Heaven Meant the World to Ancient China
For millennia, this cosmological principle guided everything from calendars to urban planning.
by James Hannam
How Chinese Food Won Over the World
Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Cheuk Kwan tells a story of innovation and survival.
by Sam Lin-Sommer
Podcast: A Delicious Mission with Cheuk Kwan
Enjoy a round-the-world meal: three courses, three incredible places, three stories of Chinese immigration.
by The Podcast Team
5 Colorful Stories About the Pageantry of the Lunar New Year
Go behind the scenes of celebration, from molten metal to sticky cakes.
by April White
Descending Into the Lush Underworld of China’s Newly Discovered Sinkhole
The country’s karst terrain is fertile ground for massive caves, and a new-found hype for adventure.
by Ye Charlotte Ming
The Secret Maoist Chinese Operation to Conquer Malaria
A young medical researcher's idea led to a powerful weapon against the disease—and a Nobel Prize.
by Jia-Chen Fu
The Medieval Influencer Who Convinced the World to Drink Tea—Not Eat It
Caffeinated soups and chewing the leaves were once the norm.
by Miranda Brown