Travel photographer Scott Sporleder strikes again.

The following images were taken during a three-month journey throughout China. These are the scenes I captured while winding in and out of towns via bus and train, from the bustle of Beijing hutongs to the beautiful plateaus of Sichuan province.

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China diptych

Back alley blue door; the only mode of delivery, Mount Huangshan.

2

Mt. Huangshan

Mount Huangshan.

3

Forbidden City soldiers

Soldiers in the Forbidden City, Beijing.

4

Great Wall

The Great Wall of China.

5

Chinese vendor

Local vendor, Simatai.

6

Transitory calligraphy

All over China, you can find elderly men writing Chinese characters with water, that only last a few minutes.

7

Chinese mother and daughter

A young girl poses while her mother looks on.

8

Chinese sunset

Sunset over West Lake.

9

Lakes of Jiuzhaigou, China

The beautiful turquoise lakes of Jiuzhaigou

10

Pingyao

Market tower of Pingyao.

11

Shanghai subway

An eerie entry to a Shanghai subway after the frenzy of rush hour has passed.

12

The Bund, Shanghai

A group of Chinese Tourists pose on the Bund, Shanghai.

13

Shanghai construction

The Pearl and endless construction, Shanghai.

14

Chinese souvenirs

Souvenirs of a long-forgotten China.

15

Forbidden City

The Forbidden City, Beijing.

16

Terracotta Army, China

The Terracotta Army, Xi'an.

17

Chinese daily life

In certain areas, life goes on as it has for hundreds of years.

18

Chinese calligraphy

The art of Chinese calligraphy.

19

Tiananmen Square

A young child watches as the flag-raising ceremony concludes in Tiananmen Square.

20

Shanghai panorama

Shanghai.

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