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Trip to Great Wall of China @ Badaling

The Great Wall of China is such a magnificent sight where thousands of kilometers of endless wall span through different terrains on the northern China border. What’s even more incredible is that all was done by man power more than 2000 years ago. The earliest wall was built as early as 7th century BC though most of it that we see today was built during the Ming Dynasty (14th century).  We visited the Great Wall at Badaling as it is the closest one for us to get to from Beijing by train.   Continue reading

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Nine Creeks by Misty Trees @ Hangzhou China

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The Nine Creeks are fairly close to the Longjing Tea Village that we visited.  The Nine Creeks are rated as one of the Ten New Scenes of West Lake  in Hangzhou which has a few names in Chinese – 九溪烟树 (jiu xi yan shu) meaning Nine Creeks by Misty Trees or 九溪十八涧 (jiu xi shi ba jian) meaning Nine Creeks & Eighteen Streams.  We walked about 1 hour from the Longjin Tea Village as transportation wasn’t readily accessible (unless you hire a cab for the day).   Continue reading

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