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Fenghuang, Hunan, China. The Taiping of the modern age – this fascinating riverside town of ancient city walls and gate towers, houses on stilts overlooking the river and hoary temples dotted about the old town /...
Longmen Caves in Luoyang, Henan, China ~ one of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art ~ There are as many as 100,000 statues within the 1,400 caves, ranging from an 1 inch to 57 feet in height ~ on UNESCO World Heritage List as “an outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity"
Libo, Guizhou, China - Libo Zhangjiang Scenic Spot is located in Libo County, southern Guizhou, covering an area of about 273 square kilometers. Dubbed a "green gem", this national scenic area features wild karst forests interwoven with beautiful waterscapes and striking valleys and mountains. The area, together with the Maolan National Nature Reserve, an amazingly beautiful karst forest rarely seen in the subtropical zone along the same latitude, was named a World Natural Heritage site in 2007.
Forbidden City ♦ Beijing, China I went here so long ago. The Chinese had just opened up there country to outsiders and the forbidden city was wide open and not yet protected with lots of ropes and guards. You could basically just walk around in and out of all the rooms. Sit in the thrones, get up close to it all. Amazing. Tough trip though. nothing to buy, and horrible food.