China 2010

In June 2010, I visited China and travelled overland from Shanghai to Hong Kong.

It was a great trip. I was amazed at how China has changed since the last time I was there in 2001 (when I visited the Three Gorges and Beijing). The cities were very modern, quite clean, and surprisingly green. There seemed to be progress and construction going on everywhere, which is quite amazing when the rest of the world is still recovering from the global economic crisis.

Shanghai
A modern city of about 20 million people hosting World Expo 2010.
Thames Town
Something very unexpected in the outskirts of Shanghai.
Hangzhou
Famous for its scenic West Lake.
Tunxi
A great base to visiting the area.
Xidi
A traditional village.
Hongcun
Another traditional village.
Huangshan
Amazing mountains that feature in many Chinese paintings.
Nanjing
The historical capital of China and a place that history should not forget.
Hefei
An unexpected surprise.
Wuhan-Guangzhou
The world's fastest train.