China was our first Asian country, and it was an experience that we will never forget. We did a big grand tour with our daughters when they were in college. We will forever remember the Great Wall and the Terra Cotta Warriors.
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Language: Mandarin (70%), Cantonese, Hunanese
Monetary Unit: Renminbi (CNY)
Population: 1.402 Billion
Total Area: 3.73 Million Square Miles
National Parks: 11
Electrical Plug Types: A, C, I
Best Time to Visit China
We have linked a great website to this button showing the weather for this location by the month. Click below to be taken to Weather-and-Climate.com.
Where do we begin when talking about Beijing? It starts with a late-night arrival at the airport, a two-hour trip to our hotel, not because of the distance but because we stayed in a cheap hotel that the taxi driver couldn’t find. After sleeping in a rock-hard bed, we woke to a traditional Chinese breakfast buffet with foods we’d never seen. It was so much fun! We also traveled to Xi’an to see the Terracotta Warriors and Guilin to take a boat ride on the Li River. We filled our hearts with many travel memories, including one we called, Racing in China (see the blog post below).
Best Things to Do
- Walk on the Great Wall of China
- Visit the Xi’an and the Terracotta Warriors
- Float the Li River near Guilin
- See the Forbidden City in Beijing
- Explore the Yangtze River on a Three Gorges river cruise
- Walk Shanghai’s Bund Promenade
- Visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu
- Hike the stunning Shiniuzhai National Park and walk on a glass bridge
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