This is my first time in China and fortunately we have couple of friends who can speak Chinese fluently so we can survive there. My first destination is Beijing, the capital of China. Since visit China, is a must for hike the Great Wall then that is my big dream and destination. Join a small group tour from local travel agency helped us a lot. They schedule our itinerary, arranged the transportation and tour guide within 2 days tour in Beijing.
Besides Great Wall which was very worth it to visit (especially Mutianyu section), we also visit other representative attractions called Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Both places are located close from each other. This huge square houses lots of historical sites such as Great Hall of the People and Chairman Mao Mausoleum. After that, we entered the huge gate of ancient palace Forbidden City. This palace has covered a huge area with hundreds of buildings, some important halls, with impressive architecture style. Adventure and see a lot in Beijing, we travelled to other modern city, Shanghai.
Forbidden City Main Hall
I think Beijing and Shanghai are not clearly the same. Both have its different sides. Shanghai more like a modern city, more metropolis than Beijing. From Beijing, we took the bullet train for about 5 hours. 4 days in Shanghai we spent 1 day accompanied with the local travel guide and the other 2 days we travel by ourselves. Actually, most of time we did spent with shopping and hanging out.
Huangpu River Night Cruise
1 day tour in Shanghai with local travel agency, our guide brought us to visit plenty of the city tourist attractions such as, Jade Buddha Temple, Yu Garden, The Bund, Nanjing Road, etc. Fortunately, we did visit those attractions on weekdays, so we only met little crowded on site. Great photos we could took in each attraction with friends. Apart from the tour, a cruise on Huangpu River should be on everyone list. The night view along both sides of the river was really impressive and beautiful. We did see lots skyscrapers of Shanghai along the river with its bright lights.
Here, I would like to thank all the staffs who design our trip in Beijing and Shanghai. I am really appreciates for the tour and incredible experience that we all got during this period of time. We saw a lot and enjoyed our tour in China, the whole experience was priceless.