China Spotlight

China’s diverse terrain takes you from noisy cities boasting with energy to isolated mountain-top Ming-Dynasty villages where you can hear a pin drop.

1/125 @ f5.6 ISO 800

While in China, you will see that the people, in their immense numbers, provide many photographic opportunities. The culture you are immersed in can become loud and fast paced when you see the Chinese squeezing into busses, locals walking around in their pajamas, or inviting each other to sit down to some of the most varied cuisine in the world. Each night of the tour, you will be treated to a local feast. During the trip, you are sure to try and enjoy many foods you would not have the opportunity to eat anywhere else in the world.

The Birds Nest 1/15 @ f2.8 ISO 2000

While in Beijing, you will have the opportunity to gaze upon architecture that traces each mood swing from centuries ago to the present. There are numerous hútòngs (narrow alleys shaded by traditional Chinese residences) to huge underground bomb shelters scooped out during the 1970’s and everything in between. The National Stadium, affectionately known as Bird’s Nest, is situated in Olympic Green Village, Chaoyang District, Beijing. It was designed as the main stadium of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The Olympic events of track and field, soccer, javelin, shot put and discus were held there. Since October, 2008, after the Olympics ended, the National Stadium has been opened as a tourist attraction. Now, it’s the center of international or domestic sports competition and recreation activities. This is just one of the many wonders included in the $40 billion China has spent on infrastructure development in Beijing in the past few years.

Terracotta Warriors 1/125 @ f5.6 ISO 800

During the tour, there will be a flight that will take us to Xi’an, in the Shaanxi Province. In 1974, while digging a well in the city of Xi’an, Chinese farmers discovered an underground tomb filled with 8,000 statues of ancient Chinese warriors. These warriors, created around 221 BC are said to guard Emperor Quin’s tomb. Much of the mystery surrounding the tomb has yet to be solved.

Some other stops on this tour include the Li River, Forbidden City, The Great Wall, Summer Palace & Classic Gardens of Suzhou to name a few. Not much right? The tour is loaded!

1/200 @ f4 ISO 100

This incredibly diverse tour ends in Shanghai. Within the city there are no dusty imperial palaces, instead European-style cityscapes and tree-lined neighborhoods. Shanghai is a city of stunning contrasts where visitors can go from eating dumplings in a street stall to sipping cocktails in designer bars. They say Shanghai never stops. But better yet the photography opportunities never stop during this tour, and you will see why.

For centuries China has withstood the test of war and political struggle to become a global powerhouse. With 1.3 billion people and 55 ethnic groups thriving within its borders, China is a stronghold of culture, myth and legend.  (Travel Channel.com, LonelyPlanet.com)

China’s Best Treasures
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China’s Li River

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