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On the Bund, Shanghai  
   

On the Bund, Shanghai

Fiona, Marcus, Yemei and Eric with the Yangtze River and new Pudong area in the background
Rest of China

January 8th 2006
17th December - 9th January Xian One of the old capitals of Beijing—under the Qing Dynasty. We visited the famous terracotta warriors, of which there are believed to be around 6,000. Many are still being unearthed. We also visited a special wildlife reserve where we saw golden monkeys, leopards, wild boars, eagles, golden takins and…pandas! We were able to get close to Yang Yang, ... read more
Asia » China

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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