China 中国 | Hong Kong 香港

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First sight of Shanghai, the largest city in China with around 24mio population
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Preparing for the huge Chinese New Year festival
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Often, the signs are not clearly to defining, what’s allowed and what’s not…
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At the riverside of Huangpu River
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At the top of the Shanghai Tower (632m, observatory at 561m), looking down to the famous “Bottle Opener” and a part of the city
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Arriving in Xi’an, a smaller city of around 6mio people, in the Shaanxi Province
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Not many cars in the center, but a lot of mopeds, cycles and other smaller vehicles
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A tower of the mighty city walls of Xi’an, which surround the city on 14km length
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In the huge colourful garden of Xi’an, where all flowers and trees are made of illuminated plastic
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A small group of Terracotta Warriors, some of them headless
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In the district in which a lot of paper is sold for the famous art of chinese calligraphy
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At the newly built station for high-speed trains in Xi’an. A lot of buildings for thousands of people are just built for later.
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Hot Pot – the famous food in the Sichuan Province, here in the center of Chengdu
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View over the city of Chengdu
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At the Giant Panda Sanctuary in Chengdu
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The famous and touristy old town of Chengdu
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Another huge, but not oversized, station of the Chinese high-speed railway.
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The pagodas “Sun” and “Moon” in the picturesque city of Guilin
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The last meters of the 30min cable car ride, which is in a horrible condition and the responsible helpers were standing there smoking and spitting. Well, that was fun!
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On the top of the highest mountain around Guilin
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The buddhist Path of Wisdon
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A fountain with crazy statues of all Chinese animal zodiacs
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At the tourist market, we nearly bought some snakes and centipedes
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Hard work on the countryside
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Beatutiful vegetables on the local market…
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…as well as all sorts of meat
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On the Li River with a small bamboo canoe
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Overseeing the tourist activities in Yangshou
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Contrast between the quiet countryside, …
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… and the noisy and huge station of Guangzhou. From here our train led us over the border to:
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Hong Kong
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View from the ferry, to the newly built ICC tower
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artistic drumming performance of young women in Hong Kong
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Dystopic scenes in the deep urban canyons on the Kowloon Side
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Symphony of Lights
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At the dried fish market
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View from the Victoria Peak on to the huge towers of Hong Kong
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