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Xi'an, China

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


Beijing - Day 1

After our short stay in Shanghai it was time to move on for our next adventure.

We had an early start (6:30am!) before taking a taxi to the train station to catch the 8am high speed train to Beijing. 1,063 more words


Shanghai, China

With more than 24 million people, Shanghai is the most populous city in the world. A global financial centre and major shipping port, Shanghai saw an intense re-development during the 1990s. 517 more words


Shanghai - Day 2

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


Shanghai - Day 1

After a rest our Shanghai journey began.

Our hotel was located close to the Yuyuan Gardens so we wandered down through some interesting shopping streets and into the Yuyuan Gardens area. 716 more words


Departing for Shanghai China - Day 1

China day 1 began with a drive to the airport (about 2 hour drive) which went without too many hitches, left the car with Purple Parking… 736 more words


Forbidden City, Pekin Beijing, China part 1 Outer City

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