QUOTE(luke_1989 @ Feb 2 2010, 03:37 PM)
I am going to be traveling China for a month and land in Hong Kong on 30th June and have to be back 6th August to fly to Australia.
I want to see the in Beijing; great wall of China, Tiananmen square, Forrbidden City! In Xian; The Terrecota army and also Yanshou looks really beautiful place to see.
I was just wondering what the best route would be? And also can anyone recommend any other places to visit in China?
I would like suggest the route : Hongkong-Guilin-Yangshuo-Shanghai-Suzhou-Beijing-Xiían-Lanzhou-Silk Road to Xinjiang Karshgha-Urumqi- Chengdu-Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri La-
01/08 Flight to Guilin, and take a city tour around.
02/08 Take the Li River Cruise to Yangshuo. Along the Li River, Gorgeous Karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the river under the blue sky. Water buffalo patrol the fields, peasants reap rice paddies, school kids and fisherman float by on bamboo rafts. With its scenery and taste of a life far removed from the concrete metropolis will give you the typical image of China countryside.
03-04/08 In Yangshuo, you could be very relaxed taking bycle around the countryside or do some trekking along the riverside.
05-07/08 Flight to Shanghai to experience Shanghai Expo. And take a city tour
08-11/08 flight to Beijing, you will have your Beijing exploration. About the Great Wall, I would like to introduce trekking Jinshanling-Shimatai, the remoted part of Great Wall. And don't miss visiting the Hutong, the Beijing local courtyard and small allay.
12-13/08 flight to Xiían with the history of 5000 years. Besides, the temple, old city wall, bell tower, Terra Cotta Museum, I would recommend Muslim Mosque, Muslim Quarter of Xi'an to meet its local natives, descendants from the earliest generations of Arab merchants to China, who today add an integral element to the colorful daily life of Xi'an.
14/08 flight to Chengdu, visit the Panda Resort and city tour.
15/08 flight to Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan. Yunnan is the southern extension part of Tibetan Plateau. Therefore, it enjoys huge differences in elevation, in diversity of geography and ecology, as well as the culture of different ethnic groups. After sightseeing in the daytime, donít miss an evening show: Dynamic Yunnan is a grand, original ethnic dance musical. It fuses beauty of Yunnan ethnic minorities dance and songs with the power of modern stage exhibition. http://www.dynamicyunnan.com
16-17/08 drive to Dali, and visit Dali
18-20/09 Drive to Lijiang
21-23/09 Shangri la.
More information please view Yunnan Highlights 11 days Dynamic Yunnan
Other places in China you like to go? You also could take the Silk Road Adventure Travel
from Xi'an up to Xinjiang.
Or you could take the Spiritual Jouney through Tibet
I believe after your homework about China tour, and you will make out a very nice travel plan.
Cheers! My Old China ( Is it a slang from London as" my good Friend'?)