China In A Week

United States
March 5, 2007 10:40pm CST
Can you tell me what a person should do in China if they are visiting for the first time and have one week? Please suggest must see places, and great cheap shopping as well. Thanks.
6 responses
• China
13 Mar 07
if u want to learn abt 5000 years China, pls go to xi'an if u want to learn abt 500 years China, pls go to beijing if u want to learn abt 100 years China, pls go to shanghai if u want to learn abt 20 years China, pls go to shengzhen
• Serbia And Montenegro
15 Mar 07
It has always been my dream to go to XI'AN, China. I really, really wanted to go there.
@langhua (501)
• China
14 Mar 07
a week time is too short.you can only see a city in china,which city you want to? beijing ,xi an,shanxi .... if only have thantime ,i suggest you go to beijing or xi an.
13 Mar 07
Hong Kong would be a good start base, cheap to fly to from UK. Good shopping, ok has expensive reputation, but do internet booking and you can get good deals on rooms
• China
11 Mar 07
A week isn't enough.But if you ask some places,Beijing would be the best.If you'd like to have some delicious food,Chengdu and Chongqing are great choices.If you have a taste of chaffy dish,you'll never forget it.And there're lovely bearcats.My favourite place is Tibet.It's the most mysterious I've ever see.But be careful!Not every is healthy enough to stay there.
@jojogirl (289)
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
i visited beijing a few months ago. our tour guide took us to the great wall, nice and authentic chinese restaurants (including the quanjude original peking duck restaurant), the summer palace, beijing zoo, jade factory, tiananmen square and the forbidden city which is a four hour walk from the entrance to the exit. you better wear comfortable shoes. shopping is not that easy if you do not know that normal prices of goods. sales people in beijing tend to give very high initial prices. if you are good at bargaining, you will have a great time shopping. some sales people even tell you "no english!", they won't entertain you because they cannot understand english.
@laowai (137)
• United States
6 Mar 07
One week is not nearly enough time to see anything in China. That's enough to see one site/city. I've been working here for a year and a half and spent nearly 10 weeks time traveling around and there's still too much to see. The obvious places to go on a short trip are Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guilin/Yangshuo. Each one should take about a week.