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"There are a billion people in China. It's not easy to be an individual in a crowd of more than a billion people. Think of it. More than a BILLION people. That means even if you're a one-in-a-million type of guy, there are still a thousand guys exactly like you." - A. Whitney Browne.

Hiking in Wenhai Region, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yuan Yang rice terraces and minority tribes

Almost constant rain, Chinese toilets, non-stop hacking and spitting

head scratchers
Inability to queue, Chinglish (e.g. "Xian Nonferrous Hotel")



population (mn)

1284.3 million
capital Beijing
languages Chinese
religion Taoist, Buddhist
currency Renminbi

  Click on the thumbnail shots below to see larger photos with descriptions.  
ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 3
culture: 5
fun: 3
transport: 4
nature: 4


total score: 24/30


average cost per day
$US50 per day (for two)





  june 18 ->   tourists of yuan yang  
  june 14 ->   leaping tiger, panting buffalo  
  june 10 ->   trekking yunnan  
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