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Hong Kong to Beijing - 2/3 weeks in China??

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1. Posted by rborzillo (Budding Member 84 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hello,

I will be spending extensive time in SE Asia (Bali, Borneo, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam) and eventually making my way to Hong Kong. I would like to see the "heart of China" for about 2 weeks before making my way to Beijing (versus just flying Hong Kong to Beijing) before flying onward to Japan.

What cities and sites do you recommend I see. I know for sure that I want to see Guilin and the River Li as well as Xi'an. What are other cities/towns/parks/sites you recommend I visit as I travel northward. I am open for flying for longer routes. Any advise and route would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks again!

Rob

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3771 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I would recommend a stop in Shanghai for a couple of days, and also Hangzhou which takes around 1.5 hours on the fast train from Shanghai. Although Shanghai is very westernised in many ways, I still found it really interesting and there is lots to do. The main attraction in Hangzhou is the beautiful lake and you could easily spend a couple of days exploring the lake area. we hired bikes for one day which was a nice way to get around.

3. Posted by Zoe-China (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

What about Tibet? Haha, it is still a mystery to me.
Personally I prefer Shaoxing, a rather different city in Zhejiang Province. I am fond of its waterside scenery and distinctive folk custom.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 17, 2008, at 11:44 PM by Zoe-China ]

4. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1835 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Do allow plenty of time for Beijing as there is a fair bit to see there. The country is big so fly long distances.

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