Why not go to China ?

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1. Posted by kathysmile (Budding Member 27 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I have been in this website for many days, but I just can't see people have a pasion go to China. I just see the world is rushing to Bangko,Vietnam,Australia... Actually ,I don't understand why...Why don't people come to China?

As a Chinese , I am really proud of my country. Where the people are hospitable,passionate,you can get every warm welcome when you settle in any places,even some countryside people who don't know English,they will treat you as a relative;where the places are so facinate,you can go shopping in Guangzhou ,Shanghai,Beijing,this morden city, you can enjoy the amazing 5000 years of chinese culture in the places of interest,such as Xi'an,Beijing,Cehngdu & even every corner,you can feel the great people made constructions,towers,artwork.Also, you can enjoy climbing the craggedness mountains,enjoying the peace in the wealds.And even eat, there are so many things to eat in China,different cook way ,outdoor ,indoor are so fascinated delicious...

If I start my worldwide travel, I will sure do from China first.Cos this country is really charming and so many things to learn !

I can see many of friends talking about their amazing trip to Yangshuo,Lijiang,Tibet, when I was traveling,and even meeting with my business clients.They are all from the world like here. But when I login here, look up the experiences people share with ,I just found people here not talking about going to China so much. I do feel disoppionted and pity & I am wondering why...

I hope people in the world know China is also an amazing ,incredible country for you to explore ,enjoy ! ^^

If you come here, welcome to drop by Yangjiang,Guangdong Province , I will buy you a drink! ;)

Cheers! ^^

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 14, 2006, at 6:59 PM by kathysmile ]

2. Posted by Paul3879 (Respected Member 212 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I agree with all the above! I am in China at the moment, and I think it is a wonderful country, I'm teaching in Leopanshui please excuse the spelling! not been here that long and cant find anything to hand with the correct spelling on it!

3. Posted by artichoke (Budding Member 28 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I have, unfortunately, been to Beijing just once only and was blown away by the city. It is full of history and culture. A place every Chinese should visit once in their life. I am looking forward to more China destinations in the future.

4. Posted by angela g. (Inactive 19 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

i was in china for 3 months, one year ago. it was absolutely amazing. i have never met so friendly and helpful people before. of course it was also very difficult for us as i am speaking very little chinese and the culture differences are everywhere (eg. spitting even in restaurants). all my friends said that they never would go to china. why? china has still one problem: tibet. what the chinese people did to this country and their people (and still doing it) is too much for many of the western people. many people i know just hate china. i am sorry for beeing so honest but you asked why people dont want to go to china and this is for sure a big reason... but still, the country is unbelievable...

5. Posted by ellyse (Full Member 195 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

So you think that keeping away from China would make the government change their mind? That's not very smart of you, totally myopic. History should've taught you that isolation only makes governments more extreme instead of the opposite.

6. Posted by nole61 (Budding Member 6 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

您好 Kathy,

I actually posted this answer on your TravellersPoint blog, but it seems this might be a more appropriate place to post it. Sorry for the dupicate!

I am Scott from Florida in the United States. I'm excited about coming to China next September/October for six weeks! There are so many places to go in China that I wish I had a year to visit. I'm learning Mandarin now, but I doubt I'll be very fluent by the time I arrive. I am still working out where I will go during my stay. I think I've decided on Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Xi'an and maybe a cruise on the Cháng Jiāng. I'd also like to see the giant Buddha at Le Shan and see the Li River.

I don't want to go so many places that I spend most of my time travelling, though, as I want to be able to meet people in China and not have to rush off all the time.

Anyway, I can't speak for everyone else, but I think you have an amazing country and I'm looking forward to travelling there!

Take care,


7. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Scott, i think you will have an amazing trip, especially so if you are able to grasp some Mandarin...

Im an overseas Chinese and naturally would have a leaning towards CHina, but i would admit concur and feel that China somehow manages to throw a rather bellicose and perhaps sinister shadow...

Mayhaps this is no thanks to the CNN and other media portrayals, and mayhaps it is inevitable goven China's exponential growth and military buildup/ oil consumption + ideological roots, but i would like to say that China, and the Chinese people are beyond, and indeed much more than Chairman MAo, or Tiananmen or Tibet, which foreigners readily associate with the CHinese people/government. China is an amazing place to visit, just exercise a bit more caution in some major cities due to the crime rate. Recently a foreign businessman was murdered by his taxi driver :( , so it pays to be cautious i think...

Nevertheless enjoy yr trip and travel with an open mind, im sure youll enjoy China

8. Posted by John999181 (Full Member 41 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


My name is John and I'm leaving the UK for China on the 28th of this month.... Only 2 days...... Yipppeeeeeee....

I can't wait and I'm very excitted about my trip I have planned which takes me to places like, Hong Kong, Guilin, Yangshou, Shanghia, Xi'an and Beijing........

I have been to other places around the world though none that excite me as does China........ Its passion, history, people and cultures... I cant wait and hope people I know who travel do the same as I feel it'l be a place certainly worth seeing......


9. Posted by drmsmq8 (Budding Member 32 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

hi there
i am planning to travel to china (guanzo) for shopping next april, i want to know the best shopping area for home furniture and building materials,also bathrooms facilities

10. Posted by ownjessie (Budding Member 3 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi, drmsmq8
I am from China, and living in Guangzhou now. I know a place you want to, it is Lecong nearby Guangzhou, i have a map about it, but i dont know how to upload it, so if you give me your Email or contact me in MSN, i will send it to you, my msn is own.jessie◎hotmail.com .
Good luck to you.

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 28, 2006, at 5:00 AM by ownjessie ]