01/09/07August 2007 was spent in and around China. My first trip to China proper holds many Chinese experiences- humidity, spitting, masses of people, pollution and constantly being stared at. It wasn't all bad though.
Among the highlights were the limestone peak scenery of Yangshuo in southern China, walking/climbing the Great Wall with not a single Chinese tourist in sight, the giant pandas and Buddha in near Chengdu, the rice terraces of Guizhou and visiting the Forbidden City with plenty of Chinese tourists in sight.
I'm already planning my return trip as there was far too much to take in on any single visit. Hopefully Shanghai and the surrounding area next year sometime.
I've updated the China, Landscape, People and Nature galleries with images taken from the trip. Hope you enjoy them.