China 2007

Arnold Tom and his wife, along with his sister and brother-in-law, traveled to China in April of 2007 for a two week tour with Viking River Cruises. It was a fantastic tour with a great tour director named Arnold (photo on the right). They started the tour with 3 days in Hong Kong where they visited Victoria Peak for the breathtaking view of the city, visited Aberdeen for a sampan ride, and went shopping at Stanley Market. They even had some free time to go geocaching. Next was a flight to Guilin for a day on the beautiful Li River, before flying on to Shanghai for 2 days. Here, they visited Old Shanghai, Yuyuan Garden, the Shanghai Museum, and took a drive along the Bund. Then they flew inland to board a river boat for a 4 day cruise on the Yangtze River. They saw the Three Gorges Dam and lots of beautiful scenery cruising through the main gorges and the Lesser Three Gorges. They stopped in Fengu to go spelunking in the Snow Jade Cave, and at the end of the cruise, they visited the zoo in Chongqing to see the giant panda bears. Next was a flight to Xian to see the famous Terra Cotta Army. And last, a flight to Beijing to experience Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and best of all, the Great Wall of China.

View of Hong Kong from top of Victoria Peak

Sampan ride through the "floating city" of junks and fishing boats

Shopping at Stanley Market on Hong Kong Island

Leisure time in Hong Kong

If you gotta go really bad!

Night view of Hong Kong Island

Pagodas in Guilin at night

Cruising the Li River (near Guilin)

Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai

Shanghai on a rainy day

Three Gorges Dam

Scenic cruising on the Yangtze River

More scenic cruising!

Spelunking at Snow Jade Cave in Fengdu

Giant Panda Bears at the Chongqing Zoo

Tang Dynasty Dinner Show

Terra Cotta Army in Xian

The Great Wall of China

Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs

Tiananmen Square in Beijing

The Forbidden City in Beijing

Summer Palace in Beijing

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