Adventures in China March 2018

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Paige Heard

Atlanta, GA
Luxury Cruise Travel Specialist


Hey, I'm Paige, the owner of All Love Travel. I've been in the travel business since 2018. I started this company after I retired from a career in the Army as a Military Chaplain. The Army ordered me to places around the world (not always...

Forbidden City

In 9 short days, we saw the ancient landmark sights in Beijing, enjoyed the beauty of the interior part of China, Guilin, and then we rounded out our journey to this vast land with 2 days in Shanghai.

During this whirlwind adventure, with a group, we toured Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace. People everywhere - large numbers of Chinese tour groups visiting these key landmarks in their country.  

On our own, we saw the "Bird's Nest" and the "Bubble" Aquatic Center in the Olympic Park area. As the sun set, huge LED billboards lit up the Beijing skyline. We stayed in the Prime Hotel, a short 15-minute walk to the South gate of the Forbidden City.

We traveled outside of the city to see the Ming Dynasty tombs and of course the Great Wall. "Not reach Great Wall not good man." Mao  One of the first images that comes to your mind when someone says China is the Great Wall. One word describes it - Ginormous!!! We traveled to the Mutianyu portion of the Great Wall. This stretch of the Wall is popular because of its proximity to Beijing and the way you get up to the wall from the base. It is a chairlift that takes you up there and a slide or chairlift will carry you back down. FUN! 

The 2nd part of our journey in China took us down to the city of Guilin in the Guangxi Province. Guilin is northwest of Hong Kong and about the same distance northeast of Vietnam. We suggest you experience the following sights:

Reed Flute Cave, Sun & Moon Pagodas, Li River, the Longhi rice terraces and the long-haired women of Huangluo

In Shanghai, the old meets the new, skyscrapers juxtapose the traditional pagoda structures. Definitely, ascend the Orient Pearl Tower and then stroll along the Bund. 

Take advantage of the free admission to the Shanghai Museum. It contains 4 levels of Chinese artifacts. Only 2 days in Shanghai is not enough time to see everything. We needed at least 1 more day. But our journey in China had to come to an end.

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