China 412 images Created 13 Nov 2008
China brings both expected and unexpected delights everywhere. Begin in Beijing, where tourists visit the Forbidden City, climb the Great Wall, explore the hutongs by pedicab, and find locals playing majong and checkers in the parks. On to Xian, ancient Silk Route capital, home of the Terra Cotta Warriors and Tai Chi warriors, and great museums. Shanghai is a progressive city where skyscrapers and acrobats allure and mesmerize. In the south, Guilin and nearby Daxu retain charm and character of old China, while Kunming is a melting pot of ethnic minorities, both with wondrous natural backdrops like the Li River and Stone Forest. And speaking of rivers, no visit to China is complete without a Yangtze River Cruise!