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What To Visit In China?  
User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2222 posts, RR: 35
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

So it appears (...) that in a little over a month, you shall witness an eclipse of a rhaat (ie. nice summer break) as myself and daddy rhaat shall go to China for about 16 days.

We have planned to visit Shanghai and Beijing. However I am looking for suggestions for other cities/places which are worthwhile visiting so that I can scheme my vacation.

Thanks

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User currently offlineSP90 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

Here are some suggestions:

1. Great Wall
2. Forbidden City
3. The Qin Terra Cotta Army in Xian
4. Yangtze River Cruise
5. Guilin (if your into nice scenery)
6. Hong Kong

Perhaps the a.netters from the PRC can offer some more?


User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2222 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

Regarding Hong Kong we have alrhaaeady been there, so that is something we won't do again (not this time at least).

Anybody been to Chengdu or able to spare some light as to if it is really worth it or not?


User currently offlineCarnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

You may want to have a look the following guide, quite informative:

http://dg.travelnow.com/index.jsp?ci...tion=viewLocation&locationId=22799

Regards.


User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3602 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 2):
Anybody been to Chengdu or able to spare some light as to if it is really worth it or not?

The panda preserve was prety cool (and if you bribe the caretakers, you can pet and get your picture taken with a live full grown panda).

There were a few other tourist-type attractions, but nothing to write home about.

Sanya on Hainan Island was a nice beach resort type of get-away with great seafood restuarants (big aquariums where you pick your seafood out, get it weighed, and then they cook it for you in the style of your choice).

Nan Jing Liu is the main pedistrian shopping street in Shanghai, with a nice Sofitel Hotel in the middle of it.

Have fun


User currently offlineNateDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

Dunhuang is nice. There are some great buddhist grottoes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mogao_Caves



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User currently offlineCPH757 From Denmark, joined Sep 2005, 684 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

There are lots of exciting sites in China, but it depends on what you aer looking forward. If you primary interest is major cities and cultural history, I would strongly recommend a visit in the old Nationalist capital of Nanjing at the Yangtze - only 3 hours by train from Shanghai. In the Shanghai area there are the beautiful cities of Suzhou and Hangzhou as well. Both with ancient Chinese buildings, lakes, canals and pagodas. Definitely worth a visit.

For experiencing nature and the less modern Chinese, go west. Chengdu is a calm (by Chinese standard) city, and a good base for exploring sites as panda preserves, and especially the amazing mountains of Emei (Emeishan), where you can hike to the top through a beautiful scenery, and eventually taking the night break at a lonely monastery.

You might also take a look at the Yunnan province. the regional capital of Kunming has lots of beautiful scenery nearby, and it is a great base for visiting the astonishing mountain cities of Dali and Lijiang, which host yet more beautiful nature, and are the homes of some of China's minorities.

As another one suggested, the Guilin area has spectacular landscapes. If you choose to visit, head for Yangshuo just south of Guilin. The boat ride between offers amazing scenery comparable with the three gorges, but it is heavily touristed. Stay in Yangshuo to rest for a few days. Rent a bike an take a trip in the countryside among the big Karst hills and the rice paddies.

All the above mentioned places are easy to get to. They are all reachable by train and most by air.

I you have any questions, feel free to ask  Smile



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