China In A Week
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.
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.
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.
• 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.