Having fun in China

by fulltimestudent 52 Replies latest social current

  • fulltimestudent

    and, stop to chat a little with women who make a little money making and selling home made pickles.

    Clearly, the prosperity of the of other parts of China still has to reach this village.

    But Guangxi has other points of interest in modern China. More of that later

  • fulltimestudent

    Things you may NEVER want to do in China (but then again some may - so here it goes)

    1. Bike ride China!



  • fulltimestudent

    Another thing you may NEVER want to do in China, but sometime you will likely have to":

    A. Cross the road in China (Gotta say, from experience, that it sometimes looks terrifying, but it is possible, but there is definitely a technique to it. I now do it with relative confidence)

    B. Company dancing!


  • fulltimestudent

    Or, maybe you could even struggle with the language -


  • LoisLane looking for Superman
    LoisLane looking for Superman

    Hi FullTime , I missed this first time around, 4 days ago.

    Thank you for sharing your photos with us. Beautiful scenery. They are like paintings, come to life.

    Are you in China, now, this Summer? Fabulous. Lucky Boy.

    Just Lois

  • Hortensia

    I recognize some of those places, remember my trips to China. Loved going there, I see it has changed quite a bit, though. Thanks for sharing!

  • fulltimestudent

    Thnx Lois, not my piks - I culled them form Chinese sopurces in the main.

    And, very sadly I am not in China - where its really hot in some places, and experiencing a typhoon in other places.

    I'm in cold and often damp wintry Sydney - where I was lucky enough to pick up a couple of projects, which could be described as 'lucky.'

  • fulltimestudent

    And, thank you also Hortensia.

    I long ago promised you, I'd post some of my own piks of Hangzhou, once described as the most beautiful city in the world. It's approaching that status again I thinkl So will try and do it soon.

  • ABibleStudent

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos fulltimestudent. What places or local attractions would you recommend besides the Great Wall and the Forbidden City?

    Peace be with you and everyone, who you love,


  • fulltimestudent

    Robert, the two attractions you mention are both in Beijing, both are worth a day to experience them and savour them. Read up a little before you go and attempt to understand why these places were built and why so much swealth was invested in them.

    I also suggest seeing the Temple of Heaven. If you stayed in an area like Chongwenmen (there's a good Novotel Hotel there, rooms likely start around A$100-150/night) you can walk to both the Palace (Forbidden City) and to the Temple of Heaven, and there is a subway station adjacent.

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    Wide angle view of the Temple of Heaven

    Behind the Palace there is Beihai park, also worth nearly a day to see all the pavilions which formed part of the Imperial pleasure grounds, such as this small pavilion.

    This park was started about 1000 years ago and has been added to ever since.

    and around the Palace is the Hutong area, changing rapidly, but worth seeing.

    And, not far away (again you can walk) is Qianmen - (men means gate).

    There is a restored Gate part of the old wall (now mostly demolished)

    and a restored old shopping street

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    and, not far from that mentioned hotel is a section of the old wall that was not demolished.

    And, still within walking distance is the Pearl Market (near the Temple of Heaven) - with all kinds of stuff for sale. For me the levels with Chinese art and handicrafts were the best


    I think you'd find the Summer Palace worth visiting (another day).

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    Longevity Hill, Summer Palace

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    The long Corridor

    At this palace, you can find a pavilion where Guangxu, the second last Emperor was imprisoned by the Dowager Empress Cixi and likely slowly poisoned to death with Arsenic.

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