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A family adventure to China with Exodus

China #4: Luoyang

China #4: Luoyang

Thursday 8 August – the Shaolin Temple We spent what seemed a rather long night on the train but the boys enjoyed it. On arrival in Luoyang, we went to the hotel for breakfast. This is a city located in the confluence area of Luo River and Yellow River. Situated on the central plain of China, Luoyang is one of the cradles of Chinese civilization, and is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China After breakfast we went…

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China #3: Beijing again

China #3: Beijing again

Wednesday 7 August, 2013 at the Summer Palace After breakfast we left Jinshanling and went back to Beijing where we spent the rest of the day exploring the Summer Palace. It is said to be the best preserved imperial garden in the world, and the largest of its kind still in existence in China. The park was restored by Empress Dowager Ci’xi in the late nineteenth century using money that was supposed to be used to modernise the Chinese navy….

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China #2: The Great Wall

China #2: The Great Wall

Tuesday 6 to Wednesday 7 August, 2013 at Jinshanling After breakfast on Day 4 we set off in a minibus for the four hour journey to Jinshanling and the Great Wall. At Jinshanling we stayed at a guesthouse with a lovely courtyard where the boys were able to play. The Great Wall at Jinshanling was initially built from 1368 to 1389 in the Ming Dynasty. It is one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall with many original…

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China #1: Beijing

China #1: Beijing

Saturday 3 to Monday 5 August, 2013 After a very long flight, we arrived in Bejing, hot and tired. We were met by an Exodus representative and taken to our hotel (A on the map) where we were left to our own devices until the evening when our group leader was to arrive. Looking at my city map, we found a park nearby (1 on the map) and decided to go exploring. When we met our group leader, Ansen, it…

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China, August 2013

China, August 2013

We had a wonderful family holiday travelling through China. We walked on the Great Wall, looked at Pandas and paddled in the Li River. It was a perfect mix of interesting culture and wonderful landscapes.