Near Guilin, China
We went on a small boat ride on the Li River, where we were surrounded by the Karst Mountains. They are very spectacular with their unique shape!
We went on a wonderful tour throughout China, back in 2008. Xi’an is a beautiful, large city, full of culture and history, with over 8 million people. Da C’en Temple Complex was built in 652 A.D and is amazing! I love this dragon and bell resting on the corner of a pagoda.
Xian, China – 2008 – Canon 20D
I was taking a photo of the Rickshaws lined up on the wall of Xian, a bicyclist was coming, so got both!
On a trip to China in 2008, we took a cruise up the Yangtze River. Some of the highlights were; going up the locks to the top of the dam, after a good nights sleep, watching the sunrise on the river and meeting the wonderful Chinese people! It was an awesome adventure!
Camera used: Canon 20D
Guilin, Guangxi Province, China
When visiting China in 2008, we went to the Summer Palace. It consists of many gardens & many lakes and it is gorgeous. At the Summer Palace is found The Marble Boat built in 1750 A.D. during the Qing Dynasty. Obviously, the boat cannot float, it was used by Empress Cixi for lakeside dining and receptions.
On our tour of China in 2008, we went to the Xi’an Dumpling Banquet and the Tang Dynasty Show. First, we were treated with dumplings of all kinds and each one was delicious! Then we watched the Tang Dynasty Show with it’s colorful costumes, incredible choreography and exuberant music. It was a very spectacular evening!
Near Beijing, China
In 2008 we went on a tour of China and I found it very fascinating! We spent a few days in Beijing and while there we went to the Great Wall of China. It is amazing to me that it was built from 500 B.C. to 1600 A.D. With the entire wall and all of its branches it measures 13,171 miles long, incredible!