I'm looking to tour China with my family come december. Any recommendations ? CHina is huge.... . Its a 10 day trip max... . Leave photography out of the picture for now, my family's enjoyment is paramount.
Oh. But consider it being so high up in the mountains, it would be freezing cold! But anyway Huangshan is nice. The morning scenic view on top of the mountain is great. It has this saying that the view on top (in the morning) is like standing on clouds .. Like some immortal in the sky! A definite worthwhile trip, but the climb up is "killing" unless you pay for some sedan ... hehe..
Yeah, the Jiu Zhai Gou is fantastic, i tot in between winter and spring is the good time to go, dun go on summer cause the lake will dry.
But heard a lot accident there ... hard to reach that place, is it true ??
Need to reconfirm.
Anyway this is my next target place to go after just visiting Beijing.... :thumbsup:
Given now is approaching Winter and turning cold (btw, i am in china now and it's between 3-15 degrees), the northern part of China can be ruled out unless you wanted to experience Har-er-bin ice-carving etc...
I think Yunnan will be a relatively good choice as it's cooling. Alternatively, maybe, Hainan island.
jiu zhai gou is nice,not sure about the weather..but Guilin is worth a visit as well very serene kinda place with very very nice mountains and lakes..
was there 4 yrs ago and the province is under a major upgrading for their roads which i heard is scheduled to be ready in 5 yrs..should be almost done by now.
China is pretty safe if you are in a crowd. As for pickpockets, i can't say so,just have to be alert and make sure things are kept properly to deter them. It's the same everywhere. In any case, so far, i have not encounter any problem,... maybe my Manfrotto tripod is a very good deterrent! ahaha. :bsmilie:
first of all, WHAT does your family enjoy doing? shopping? countryside? visiting religiously/politically significant places? chinese history buffs? beach? eating? long bus/van rides? roughing it out? seeing snow first hand?? etc etc etc etc.......
and, does your family mean all adults or are there kids too?
I wanna experience the culture (like having some noodles in the middle of the forest with a "xiao er" to serve me :bsmilie: ), I wanna see scenery that will stun me, I wanna see history, I wanna see that temple in the middle of nowhere on a hill top amongst the clouds with 2 shifu drinking tea and playing chess.