China! - Our Various Trips (Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'An and more)

China.  On this page, I put links to various blog posts on our recent trips to China.  China is developing at lightning speed.  Always fascinating to visit. 

2019 - Trip to Xi'An, including Terracotta Warriors!

In May 2019, my wife and I decided to make a trip to Xi'An.  It would be our first trip to central/Northwest China and we really didn't know what to expect. (hey, China is a big place!).  It turned out to be a fantastic trip.  Xi'An is a beautiful city, no doubt about that.  And very modern too, as there have been lots of investments in this city.

We flew on China Eastern in their Business class.
We stayed at the Sheraton Xi'An North, a very nice & conveniently located hotel.
Here are links to the various blog posts.

1) Terracotta Warriors in Cling Wrap - I kid you not! 
2) Mt Hua Shan - Up the West Peak
2) Longmen Grottos - from Xi'An to Luoyang Longmen
3) Sheraton Xi'An North Hotel - Club Room and Executive Lounge
4) China Eastern Airlines Business Class Singapore to Shanghai to Xi'An Adventure!
5) China Eastern Airlines Business Class Shanghai to Singapore Flight Review

2018 - Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai

In June 2018, we visited Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai.  This was a family trip, brought our kids along.  We flew into Hangzhou on Scoot.  Made our way to Suzhou and finally Shanghai and flew back from Shanghai.

1) ScootBiz - Singapore to Hangzhou
2) Hangzhou Sights- LingYin temple and more
3) Shanghai Disneyland - The Happiest Place in China
4) Transfer to Shanghai Marriott City Center, and the Bund

2017 - Guangzhou 

Made a brief visit to Guangzhou in October 2017, just to check out that city.  Many immigrants to Singapore came from the Guangzhou region, and speak Cantonese.

1) Flying Singapore Airlines (Economy class) to Guangzhou Return
2) Guangzhou China Hotel (A Marriott Hotel) - we stayed at this old but nice hotel*.
3) Guangzhou - Baiyun mountain, Shamian Island and more

*As at June 2019, I can't find this hotel on the Marriott Bonvoy app any more.

2016 - Beijing

1) Singapore Airlines Flight to Beijing & Beijing Renaissance Capital Hotel
2) Great Wall! (Mutianyu) & Tobaggan followed by Ming Tombs 
3) Tianmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
4) Beijing Underground, Lama Temple (outside), HuTongs, WangFuJing

Hope you enjoy reading my blog posts and watching the videos!

I include 1 video (of the many I have made) - the Great Wall of China!
Tower 14 to Tower 6 - steep steps!!

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