22+ Reasons Why You Should Visit China

  • metta

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    Nov 01, 2015 4:33 AM GMT
    22+ Reasons Why You Should Visit China


    http://www.boredpanda.com/amazing-places-china/
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 01, 2015 8:24 PM GMT
    The Great Wall, Tibet and the Himalayas, historic temples and Buddhist shrines, vast flooded fields of rice, the booming vibrant skyscraper studded cities of Shanghai and Hong Kong, the Chinese language and culture.
  • FRE0

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    Nov 01, 2015 10:50 PM GMT
    Just be sure to wear a respirator.
  • Bunjamon

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    Nov 01, 2015 11:43 PM GMT
    China is an amazing place to visit. The list has some good ideas, with the exception of "Buddhist Temple," with no reference to the one that is in the photograph. The food in China is amazing, the people are lovely, and there is so, so much to see. However, if you don't speak Chinese, getting around outside of larger cities can be a challenge (it can be hard enough in places like Beijing and Shanghai!), and as another poster said, the pollution can be really, really bad.

    This is my now husband at an un-restored portion of the Great Wall, about 2 hours from Beijing, and more than worth the trip:

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    If you have the chance to go, go! It's an incredible place.
  • Bunjamon

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    Nov 02, 2015 1:58 AM GMT
    You also don't need to go to Yunnan province to visit terraced rice paddies. These are in Longsheng, a short bus trip away from Yangshuo, which is another destination on the list in the OPs post:

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  • Cutlass

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    Nov 02, 2015 3:09 AM GMT
    There used to be an old saying, "See Paris and die," indicating that the French city was the one place everyone should see in one's lifetime. Now the saying in this century might be, "See China and die."
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    Nov 03, 2015 1:46 AM GMT
    Cutlass saidThere used to be an old saying, "See Paris and die," indicating that the French city was the one place everyone should see in one's lifetime. Now the saying in this century might be, "See China and die."


    I rather the more ambitious "See everything and die"
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    Nov 07, 2015 8:30 PM GMT
    I want to go see Hong Kong, Macau and Shanghai. (Made popular by the Bond movies) But yeah, it looks like an interesting choice. I'm probably heading to China, Vietnam and Cambodia next in Asia. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 09, 2015 4:07 AM GMT
    I have a few friends who have gone to CHINA and all said they would have rather stayed home.

    I can name a 100 reasons not to go.....shall I?
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    Nov 09, 2015 4:08 AM GMT
    Cutlass saidThere used to be an old saying, "See Paris and die," indicating that the French city was the one place everyone should see in one's lifetime. Now the saying in this century might be, "See China and die."


    Oh, I loved Paris!!