China is a populous nation in East Asia whose vast landscape encompasses grassland, desert, mountains, lakes, rivers and more than 14,000 km of coastline. Capital Beijing mixes modern architecture with historic sites such as the Forbidden City palace complex and Tiananmen Square. Shanghai is a skyscraper-studded global financial center. The iconic Great Wall of China runs east-west across the country’s north.
We visited Beijing and Shanghai in November 2016, and stayed at the Hilton Beijing and the Doubltetree by Hilton Shanghai-Pudong. In Beijing we journeyed to the Great Wall of China and enjoyed the amazing views from the wall and explored the amazing architecture and museums in the Forbidden City. We also explored Shanghai, its beautiful architecture and skyscrapers, including the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, sailed on a river cruise and visited Shanghai Disney.