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I accompanied my brother on a trip to China recently, and stayed on for a extra week traveling on my own to Guangxi province.  

Beijing Population 19 million


The Forbidden City

The Emperor's Throne

Older apartments

Newer apartments?  

A Beijing park

Mahjong players in the park

Chinese tend to be inexperienced drivers

North Korea's Embassy

The Temple of Heaven

New sights

Older sights close to Beijing

The Summer Palace

Shanghai population 23 million

Shanghai's Jade Temple

Koi in the Temple's pond.

Ti Chi

A older Soviet style building from an elevated freeway.  

Nanjing Road shoppers

The Huang Po river, and the Bund

The Bund at night from the Huang Po River

The Dragon Boat we took out on the Huang Po River

Pu Dong (New Area)

Pu Dong at night from the Huang Po River

The 2nd tallest building going up next to the 4th largest (that looks like a bottle opener) in Pu Dong.  

Window washer at the Shanghai Tower working at 850 feet over the ground

The Shanghai Tower's down elevator comes to a stop rather quickly, as you can see

Guilin population 5 million

 The Sun and Moon Pagodas in Guilin

Ballroom dancing next to the Li River in Guilin

Also see my photo diary Chinese Gardens. At least one more photo diary on the more rural areas I visited while traveling in China will be forthcoming. Yes I'm saving the best for last. With over 1,400 shots to choose from I'm just scratching the surface.

Originally posted to Lefty Coaster on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 10:27 AM PST.

Also republished by Way of Dragon.

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