Posts Tagged "China"

Shanghai China Day 2

On our second day in Shanghai, we traveled outside the city to Zhujiajiao, a water town dating back some 5,000 years. 36 stone bridges and numerous rivers line Zhujiajiao, and many ancient buildings still line the riverbanks today. The Fangsheng Bridge (Setting Fishes Free Bridge), is the largest and longest was built in 1571. There are many narrow walkways, however the main transportation is by small boats driven by a single oar. In the town there are many Food Stalls, serving a variety of local foods. The thumbnail pictures below represent this stop on our trip. Click on any of them to see...

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Shanghai China

Shanghai, China was our destination on February 26, 2017. After docking in the city on the Bund side, with a panoramic view of the Budong, we took a tour around the city with our first stop being the Shanghai Museum. The museum houses ancient Chinese art featuring bronze, jade, ceramics and furniture.  We then went to the Jade Buddha Temple, which features two Jade Buddhas imported from Burma. Continuing on we went to the Bund, Shanghai’s Waterfront area with a boardwalk that overlooks the new area of the city called Bundong. The Yuyuan Garden was the next stop. It was a traditional...

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Beijing China Day 2

On our second day in Beijing, February 23, 2017, we started with a walk through the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty from 1420 to 1912. It covers some 180 acres and was built between 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings.  After walking through the complex we then went to Tiananmen Square, which contains the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Our final stop was at the Temple of Heaven, an imperial...

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