Written on: 12/11/2013 by Malcolm-Trish (2 reviews written)
This was our 1st escorted tour, we went on the Imperial Jewels of China Tour.
The 1st day we visited the Temple of Heaven, Tienanmen Square, Forbidden City followed by a Peaking Duck Dinner.
Day 2 we walked the Great Wall and this was a fantastic feeling, followed by a trip to see the Birds Nest at the Olympic stadium.
Day 3 we visited the Summer Palace, then flew onto Xi'an, the next day we went and saw the famous Terracotta Warriors. The tour so far had been fantastic, thinking it can't get much better, but I was wrong we visited the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a flight to Chongqing to visit the pandas (only damp day we had) then on to our river cruise on the Yangtze River to see the fantastic sights and the 3 Gorges. Going through the locks in the evening was a great experience, then a flight off to Shanghai.
In Shanghai we visited a silk workshop, a small water town called Zhujiajiao on the outskirts of Shanghai, a visit to the Oriental TV tower and took the elevator to the top of the second ball.
We took a cruise on the Huangpu River to see the city's modern skyline, on the last day we boarded the Maglev. This was a fast train which hit speeds of 420 km. We had plenty of shopping time and great meals,
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