Journeys through the Middle Kingdom
Our Silk Road journey came to an end in Urumqi in China, from there we ventured onto Beijing and the rest of China. The vast Chinese empire is filled with old traditions, but modernity is also on the march, especially in the large cities. As many contries, it is a contry of contrasts, with beutiful nature and clustered metropolises. Unfortunatly we were only allowed to stay in China for 15 days, due to the upcoming olympics and us being undesirable tourists appearently. Thus we could only pick a few places to see and had to do it quite fast...stupid chinese authorities!

Start: 2008-07-23
Duration: 18 days
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China, Beijing, Pingyao, Yangshuo, Guilin

Ancient, Beijing, Capital, China, City, Culture, Food, Great Wall, History, Limestone, Ming Dynasty, Mist, Mountains, Nature, Park, Pingyao, River, Temple, Tradition, Yangshuo