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Where to go for a third China trip?

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Where to go for a third China trip?

My husband and I have been to China twice and we have visited all the major tourist cities like Beijing, Nanjing, Guilin, Shaghai, Xian Yangtze River and Hong Kong. I have taught in two cities in Jiangsu province and know that area fairly well.

I am going back this summer to teach and then we want to pick an area of Chine to spend two weeks before heading home again.

We are thinking of Kunming in Hunnan but can't decide. Would this be a good area to spend 2 weeks? Or should we head somewhere else? We are flying into and out of Shanghai.

I would really appeciate any ideas or suggestions.

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1. Re: Where to go for a third China trip?

The big question is: what do you want to see? Do you want to compare cities, scenery, head back on history like the rise and fall or various dynasties, archaeology, ancient city architecture, or touristy presentations (old glory or madeup story), the various forms of Buddhism, or Tao philosophy. Are you a hiker? And better check on the weather during the time of your intended travel. I notice that you did not mention the Silk Route, Tibetan plateau (not just Llahsa), the Northeast, the Islands along the East Chaina Sea, besides the Southwest (Yunnan); not a word on those paintings or sculptures in those wellknown caves, bronze age or stone age artefacts.

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2. Re: Where to go for a third China trip?

What exactly are you more interested in seeing, doing and experiencing?

Personally I think I would try for Tibet, Xinjiang, Sichuan or Yunnan provinces.

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