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China’s 5 most amazing ‘new’ cities | Weird@Wanderlust | Wanderlust

This is an article that I wrote for Wanderlust Magazine about my five favorite new cities in China and why travelers should visit them now.

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This is an article that I wrote for Wanderlust Magazine.

It’s the sheer strangeness of China’s new cities that give them their intrigue; they are something different, something new, something unique that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world.

China is building hundreds of new cities, towns, and districts completely from scratch, and it is this thrill of observing and experiencing something remarkable that kept me travelling through these new urban frontiers for two and a half years. Here are five of my favourites.

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Filed under: China, New Cities, Urbanization

About the Author:

Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 90 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3591 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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Wade Shepard is currently in: Astoria, New York

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