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Weekly Photo Challenge – A Face in the Crowd

Our family vacation to China and Hong Kong was a memorable trip. When I first made plan for the trip, we had ten people on the list. The travel agency was able to book a private tour with a van and our own driver. Our itinerary included Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin and Hong Kong. We flew from Los Angeles, U.S. to Beijing, China to start our tour. The travel agency made arrangement for the connecting flights and had local guide/driver pick us up from each city. Several weeks before the trip, three family members were not able to make it. With only seven of us, we thought the travel agency would put us in a large group. It was fortunate that we still could have our private tour.

During this trip, we saw faces everywhere. In this post I only include a few photos of Beijing and two photos of Hong Kong. At the Beijing airport, we were a small crowd with seven of us and a few people around. I love to take scenery photos, but in popular vacation places, it’s hard to take photos without including a crowd.

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In fact, Will, my son-in-law’s mom Kathy had never seen a big crowd such as the one she saw in Hong Kong, and she gave us a surprised look! The night life is full of energy in this city!

Weekly Photo Challenge – A Face in the Crowd

Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner – Historial Sites, China

Our family vacation trip to China includes Beijing, Xi’an, and Guilin. We visited many historical sites. The structures of those sites were well preserved. Every corner we turned was a perfect angle for photo. It was a delightful family trip!

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Summer Palace, Beijing

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Summer Palace, Beijing

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Tiananmen Square, Beijing

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Terra Cotta Warriors, Xi’an

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Li River, Gulin

Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner

Ancient Wall and Tomb in China

Daily Prompt: Ancient

We had a chance to go on a family vacation a few years ago, the seven of us. We went to China on a private tour with our own tour guide and transportation. Here is the highlight of a few ancient places we had visited.

The first location is the Great Wall in China. We went on the section of Great Wall in Beijing. The Great Wall is 2,300 years old. The official length is 21,196.18 km (13,170.7 mi).

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The second location  is the Terracotta Warriors. This is the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary,  buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC, with the purpose to protect the emperor in his afterlife.

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The third location is cruising along the Lee River in Guilin which is famous in its spiky mountains.

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We visited many places and had a wonderful family vacation!