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Hiking photos - Zhangye, May 2011

In May 2011 we made a trip to the see the spectacular scenery of the Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu Province. Click through to see photos of the stunning colours of the mountains, as well as camels, Great Wall, and a short stone prospecting detour. Click through for photos and more!

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Tower, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip

Hiking photos - Pingyao Trip, 2011/05/20

In May, 2011, we made a visit to the ancient city of Pingyao in Shanxi Province. Click through to see photos from the trip.

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A moment of rest, Beijing Hikers Intelligence Valley hike

Hiking photos - Intelligence Valley, 2011/05/11

The Intelligence Valley hike is a popular one that we’re offering twice every season in order to appreciate and enjoy the contrasts that each season offers. The scenery varies greatly from one season to another, as we saw during our spring hike in mid May. Click through for photos and more!

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, Beijing Hikers Jinshanling Great Wall hike

Special Project - Jinshanling Great Wall photo, 2011/05/07

In early May, 2011, we organised a photo shoot on the Great Wall for a group of 500—quite a bit of a different activity to what we normally do on the wall … hiking! Click through to see some photos.

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A visit with the Taoist fortune teller, Beijing Hikers Yajishan Temple Fair

Hiking photos - Yajishan Temple Fair, 2011/05/04

The outing today combined an interesting visit to Yajishan Taoist temple for an overview of Taoism, its practices and beliefs, with nice views of the surrounding countryside and the temple fair! This temple fair is held every year and has a market like atmosphere, with locals selling everything from incense to food to toys! Click through for photos and more!

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, Beijing Hikers Alashan Desert hike

Special trip photos - Tengger Desert Lakes, April 29–May 2, 2011

Near the end of April we made a visit to the Tengger Desert in Inner Mongolia, a 30,000 square kilometer expanse of sand. We traveled for two days through the dunes by foot, jeep, and camel, visiting desert lakes, oases, and the tiny settlements of desert dwellers. Click through to see a few photos from the trip.

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The tower, Beijing Hikers Jinshanling Great wall hike

Hiking photos - Jinshanling Great Wall, 2011/05/02

The section of the Great Wall at Jinshanling is becoming a better known destination as the adjacent section at Simatai has been closed down for renovations. We hiked under a clear sky to enjoy incredible views of one of the most beautiful sections of the Great Wall. Click through for photos and more!

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Hiking photos - Intelligence Valley, 2011/05/01

The Intelligence Valley hike is a popular one that we’re offering twice every season in order to appreciate and enjoy the contrasts that each season offers. The scenery varies greatly from one season to another, as we saw during our spring hike in early May. Click through for photos and more!

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