June, 2010 in China

My first trip to China when I was 16 years old.
My first trip to China when I was 16 years old.

Bei Jing

Watch tower of the Great Wall
Watch tower of the Great Wall
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China
The Cube where the 2008 Olympics took place
The Cube, the aquatic center  built for the 2008 Summer Olympics
The Bird's Nest or Bei Jing National Stadium built for the 2008 Summer Olympics
The Bird’s Nest or Bei Jing National Stadium built for the 2008 Summer Olympics
Living Quarters within the Forbidden City
Living Quarters within the Forbidden City
Detail of the architecture and painting of the rooftops in the Forbidden City
Detail of the architecture and painting of the rooftops in the Forbidden City
Detailing on marble stairs in the Forbidden City designed too look like clouds giving the feel of a heaven-like state.
Detailing on marble stairs in the Forbidden City designed too look like clouds giving the feel of a heaven-like state.
The Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven
Detail of the Temple of Heaven
Detail of the Temple of Heaven

Xi’an

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Drum Tower in the heart of the ancient city of Xi’an
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
The Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China
The Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China
Detail of the terracotta warriors
Detail of the terracotta warriors

Guilin

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Elephant mountain, named so because the rock formation looks like an elephant drinking from the river
A Chinese style bridge, picture taken in June, 2010 in Elephant Park in the tourist city of Guilin
A Chinese style bridge, picture taken in June, 2010 in Elephant Park in the tourist city of Guilin
Traditional dress of the people of Guilin
Traditional dress of the people of Guilin
Guilin at night. The mountains in the background are called "the soldiers standing tall".
Guilin at night. The mountains in the background are called “the soldiers standing tall”.

Shanghai

The streets of Shanghai
The streets of Shanghai
The Yu Garden
The Yu Garden
The Pearl Tower of downtown Shanghai
The Pearl Tower of downtown Shanghai
A little tea shop in Shanghai
A little tea shop in Shanghai