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China Part 2: The Great Wall of Tourists

May 4th 2019
Another fantastic high speed train took us further north from Chengdu towards Xi’an, the home of the famous Terracotta Warriors and the end of the Silk Road. Being a walled city, I was expecting it to be quaint and filled with old houses and temples. I mean I couldn't have been more wrong. With almost 13 million people living there it'd be hard for it to be described as quaint. It took almost an ... read more
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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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30th May 2019

Jinshanling
Very impressive that you had the foresight to visit a section of the Great Wall that is a fair way from Beijing and found you were virtually the only ones there. We did that back on Christmas Day 2007...just my family and four Chinese on miles and miles of sensational wall. As I recall they had to open it for us as it was so off the track at that time of year. Just think if you went to Badaling you would have part of a swarm (why we have never been to Badaling either)..Great atmospheric shot by the way.
31st May 2019

Jinshanling
Thanks! I spent quite a while researching where a good place to go would be, and it paid off!

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