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If you want to visit a place rich in history and culture,
with priceless treasures and a colourful and diverse
landscape, China is the place to go. We took a
fortnight’s tour of the country in August 2012 and
packed a lot into our long and interesting days. I have
selected some photos for this page to give a taste of
China, but if you are interested you can read a
detailed journal of our trip in my inevitable blog.
We started our whirlwind tour in Shanghai, a major city
in China of 23 million inhabitants.
This photo shows the Jade Buddha Temple.
Some of the thousands of figures that make up the
Terracotta Army, photographed here in Pit 1 at the
excavation site in Xi’An.
The figures date from 210-219 BC and were discovered
by chance when some workmen were digging a well in
March 1974. What a find!
Tiananmen Square, Beijing, showing the iconic portrait
of Chairman Mao Tse Tung.
The ornate and colourful gates to the Summer Palace in
Beijing. Everywhere you go in China you see beautiful
and ornate temples, palaces and pagodas. It’s a
country of contrasts, where the ancient past rubs
shoulders comfortably with the fast-advancing
technological China of today.