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Discover the beauty of Shanxi for free(2016)

Updated: 2016-04-14 09:48

Discover the beauty of Shanxi for free(2016)

Xu Xiake (1587-1641) was a Chinese travel writer and geographer famous for his masterpiece Xu Xiake's Travels. Now, you have an opportunity to become a modern Xu Xiake! If you love to travel, and love to write a travel diary, we want you!

Launched by China Daily, 50 participants will enjoy the opportunity to feel the beauty of Chinese scenery and culture by taking part in the activity “Shanxi Through the Eyes of Foreigners, organized by China Daily and the Shanxi Tourism Bureau.”

Shanxi is regarded as an important cradle of Chinese civilization. It boasts the magnificent Taihang Mountain, the Yellow River, which has nurtured the millennia-old Chinese civilization, Wutai Mountain, which is a famous Buddhist site, the Yungang Grottoes that were carved about 1,600 years ago and the ancient town of Pingyao the best preserved ancient county in the country.

If you are interested in being a modern Xu Xiake, don't hesitate to apply to join this free trip to Shanxi!


All accommodation, food, transport and entry tickets for the scenic spots will be paid for by China Daily. Travel insurance and other incidental costs (such as extra nights, international telephone calls and faxes, business center services, room service, laundry and mini-bar charges) will not be covered.

Application requirements:

1. Foreigners (fluent in English).

2. Good at writing and photography, influential on social network sites.

3. Samples of work published by media outlets or posted on social network sites.

Time and place of trip:

June 15-19, in early August and in late September, 2016. Shanxi province (A detailed schedule will be released to participants.)

Application deadline:

May 15, 2016

How to apply:

1. Please download the RSVP form and send it back to:, with all your personal information. We will not share your personal information with any third party.

2. Submitted photographs must not have been digitally edited, but cropping is allowed. The articles and photos you submit are ONLY for the selection process and will not be published in any form.

3. Please note the time you prefer to participate. We also encourage applicants to write briefly about their motivation for joining the trip and their expectations.

This activity requires participants to post articles and photographs via their personal social networking accounts on time. China Daily will later select some of the works for publication.


全球精选“洋霞客” 免费快乐游山西





What is“洋霞客”?我们的标准:一是热爱旅游;二是爱写游记,就像徐霞客一样的“爱玩会写”,不同的是,你不姓徐,而是姓“洋”──是外国朋友。对精选为“洋霞客”的,我们将颁布荣誉证书。












1. 外籍特约撰稿人;

2. 有良好的写作功底、较高的摄影水平、较大的社交网络影响力;

3. 在有一定影响力的纸质媒体或网络媒体发表过作品者优先。









1. 请点击下载PDF表格(RSVP form.pdf),发送您的个人详细信息,包括姓名、联系方式、目前住址、曾发表作品等至邮箱。中国日报社将不会向任何其他第三方披露该信息。

2. 您提供的发表作品仅为本次活动挑选参选者参考资料,不会以任何形式用于其它商业用途。候选者提交的摄影作品可裁切,不可进行数码编辑。

3. 报名时请注明希望参加活动时间,请报名者简要撰写参加本次活动的动因,以及希望从本次活动中得到的收获。



大同云冈石窟 Yungang Grottoes

Discover the beauty of Shanxi for free(2016)

壶口瀑布 Hukou Waterfall

Discover the beauty of Shanxi for free(2016)

平遥古城 Pingyao Ancient City

Discover the beauty of Shanxi for free(2016)

乔家大院 Qiao's Grand Courtyard

Discover the beauty of Shanxi for free(2016)

五台山 Mount Wutai

Discover the beauty of Shanxi for free(2016)


Shanxi in the Eyes of Foreigners(2015)



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