Located in the north central part of China, Xi’an is the starting point of the Silk Road – the ancient network of routes connecting the East and West – and it’s one of the oldest cities in China. 598 more words
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Check out our first day in Shanghai.
On to day 2. After a quick breakfast in the hotel it was off to the bus stop again, after picking the green line and helping some German tourists with the difference between their leaflet for one company and the fact they were standing at the stop for a different bus company we were on our way to the Jing’an Temple. 1,014 more words
Forbidden City – Zijin Cheng, 紫禁城; pinyin: Zǐjinchéng; literally: “Purple Forbidden City”. Also known as “The Palace Museum” (故宫博物院). Above Meridian Gate (Wu Men). From the balcony the emperor would review his armies and perform ceremonies marking the start of new calendar. 505 more words