China in 21 days - Xi'an and HuaShan
Back to 2016, travelling around China from one city to another.
From Beijing (北京) to the old capital city of Xi'an (西安) , then the beautiful rice terrasse in Guilin (桂林)/ Yangshuo County (阳朔县) and finally Shanghai (上海).
If I had to start over, I wouldn't travel to Shanghai and spend less time inside Xi'an city. Xi'an city can be visited in a single day. There is much more to explore outside the cities and if you are like me, a nature lover, you will discover much more beautiful places and hikes than staying in a high density city.
|1||Beijing||Arrived in China||Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City|
|2||Beijing||Lama Temple, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, Mausoleum of Mao Zedong|
|3||Beijing||Xidan, Drum and Bell Towers|
|5||Beijing||Donghuamen Night Market, Wangfujing, Ming City Walls Ruins Park|
|6||Beijing||Train to Xi'an|
|7||Xi'an||Terracotta Army, Huaqing Palace, Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Great Mosque, City walls|
|8||Xi'an||Hiking day in Hua Shan|
|9||Xi'an||Bike on city wall|
|10||Xi'an||Flight to Guilin|
|11||Guilin||Bus to Longsheng area, Hotel in Heping||Visit rice terraces|
|12||Longsheng||Hike from Ping'an to Dazhai|
|13||Dazhai||Bus to Guilin|
|14||Guilin||Bus to Yangdi, Boat on li river to Yangshuo|
|15||Yangshuo||Hiking to Nine Horse Fresco hill|
|16||Yangshuo||Visit rice terraces|
|17||Yangshuo||Rent bike and travel around Yangshuo|
|18||Yangshuo||Bus to Guilin, Flight to Shanghai|
|20||Shanghai||Flight to Shanghai||The bund|
|21||Shanghai||Left China at night||Visit Zhujiajiao, Shanghai Museum, Old City wall, Yu Yuan|