As the third most populated city in China, Guangzhou is also the best commercial city on the Chinese mainland, according to Forbes. In Zhujiang New Town, there are underground shopping malls, vehicular tunnels and towering skyscrapers.
Guangzhou is the third largest (population wise) city in China, and is located on the Pearl River. It has an rich history of over 2200 years and was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road and today, still serves as a major port and transportation hub.
Jiuzhai Valley is locally known as Jiuzhaigou (Chinese for “Nine Village Valley”) and is a national park located in the Min Shan mountain range, Northern Sichuan in South Western China.
Here’s to fried scorpions, starfish, beetles (that taste like chocolate, but I promise are actually beetles…at least they were crunchy…), duck liver and more!
A few years ago, when my family went on our annual trip to China, we made a quick stop at HongKong in addition to our usual stop, Beijing. Despite being heavily polluted, both places are culturally rich, and it certainly was a wonderful experience!
They say to save the best for last — and I’ll be the first to say that the food along the Silk Road was the best — so here’s the final post of the Silk Road series: FOOD!
Xinjiang was our final stop on the Silk Route, thus concluding my two-week long trip that began in Xi’an and passed through three uniquely beautiful provinces. But perhaps more interesting than the scenery were the people themselves, a diverse and hospitable group who truly treasured their heritage, and their lifestyles.