Pics of China

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Pics of China

Postby Weep » Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:50 pm

Hi all,

Kinda bored right now and missing the Bay Area tremendously. Thought I'd share a few pictures of where I'm stuck at for the year. China is an amazing place. Beijing also has an amazing smell and traffic problem, lol. I'm sure a lot of you have traveled to China, so nothing new. If any of you are heading to Beijing this year, hit me up :thumright: . Sorry for the quality, using a point and shoot Canon SD400 w/ no photoshop.

2008 Olympic countdown at Tian'anmen Square (I feel sorry for the athletes, this air is rank):
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I like this guy's tricycle:
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Dude, thats smog!:
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Beijing = Bicycle:
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What's that God awful smell!?:
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Shoes for 50cents in here:
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They have the nicest cars in China:
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Have to climb the Great Wall to reach some clean air:
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Inner Mongolia (part of China:mrgreen:):
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Bargaining for 5cents:
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Tastes a lot worse than it looks (at least to me):
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Would be cool to see pics of the area/people of other members living outside the U.S. 8)

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Postby kwon » Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:09 pm

Thanks for sharing your pictures of Beijing. I'm thinking of going to study in China(Shanghai) next year. I chose Shanghai over Beijing becuz of your pictures of Beijing lol... J/k, Shanghai just seems to attract me more than Beijing for some reason...

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Postby Weep » Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:24 pm

:lol China is China, but Shanghai is more modernized. If you like to go out clubbing, I would also definately say Shanghai over Beijing. Lots of places to drink and dance in Beijing, but non really compare on an international level. I also wanted to go to Shanghai, but Beijing U. is a well known school and their program is pretty good.

If you'd like any more info about studying abroad in China, feel free to ask me :cheers:

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Postby kwon » Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:57 pm

I saw some programs that universities in Shanghai offer(don't know which ones anymore, will have to look that up), they seem pretty interesting... Btw, I'm talking about taking Chinese courses only...
I'm not all for the clubbing, but the fact that Shanghai is more modern than Beijing makes me wanna go there... But I haven't made any final decision yet... So if anyone has any recommendations or advise, I'm all ears...

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Postby canon05 » Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:29 pm

Thanks for sharing the pictures of Beijing. The pics actually give some insight of the latest Beijing. I'd really like to go to China when the 2008 summer Olympics are going on.

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Postby sadotsu » Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:58 pm

I'm going back to China at the end of the year, probably be staying in Beijing for a while. Man! That hot pot stuff is GOOD! I miss it. You've actually been to Inner Mongolia?? I love it there, it's so cool!!
What part of Beijing do you live in? I used to live in Chao Yang Qu.

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Postby Weep » Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:19 am

You used to live in Beiijng? Interesting...hehehe. Chaoyang is more fun than where I am at (Haidan). I am living at Peking University, studying Mandarin for the year. Hot-pot is good once in a while, but that hot-pot in the pic is full of rank chicken necks, old tofu, and smelly lamb. Inner Mongolia is fun to go see, but I wouldn't want to stay for any length of time, hahaha.
Why are you coming back to Beijing at the end of year?

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Postby crossvii » Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:29 am

Weep wrote:You used to live in Beiijng? Interesting...hehehe. Chaoyang is more fun than where I am at (Haidan). I am living at Peking University, studying Mandarin for the year. Hot-pot is good once in a while, but that hot-pot in the pic is full of rank chicken necks, old tofu, and smelly lamb. Inner Mongolia is fun to go see, but I wouldn't want to stay for any length of time, hahaha.
Why are you coming back to Beijing at the end of year?

Haha.. you don't like chicken necks?? Stuff is good.

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Postby Weep » Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:41 am

I don't mind eating chicken necks, but when they smell bad and don't have much meat it is kinda nasty, lol. It was a restaurant out in the country side of Beijing, so it wasn't the freshest place....it was the only place, hehe.

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Postby crossvii » Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:53 am

haha.. see, now when you put "fresh" in there, it's a different story.

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Postby sadotsu » Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:50 am

Weep wrote:You used to live in Beiijng? Interesting...hehehe. Chaoyang is more fun than where I am at (Haidan). I am living at Peking University, studying Mandarin for the year. Hot-pot is good once in a while, but that hot-pot in the pic is full of rank chicken necks, old tofu, and smelly lamb. Inner Mongolia is fun to go see, but I wouldn't want to stay for any length of time, hahaha.
Why are you coming back to Beijing at the end of year?

Well I'm actually going to Shijiuazhuang (heard of it?) to get my Chinese passport renewed, but I'll be going to Shanghai and Beijing along the way to visit my friends and my dad.
Whoa... you mean THE Peking University?
I've been to Inner Mongolia like four times with my dad and his 4x4 club, fun fun. The horseriding is cool!

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Postby Weep » Sat Nov 19, 2005 8:40 am

Yeah, THE Peking University :salut: lol.

Inner Mongolia was a lot of fun. Almost froze my ass off in the yurt, my thighs ached from horse riding, and I wasn't able to take a shower for three days.

Camel Riding in Inner Mongolia (they liked to pee a lot):
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Horse Racing:
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My Mongolian horse riding buddy:
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Postby sadotsu » Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:39 am

Wow. They let foreigners in there?
Lol it used to be my life's dream to get in there. When I was about nine. XD
Hahaha I like the last pic... such typical Chinese dress. After the 4th time I went horseriding, my thighs went all numb for the rest of the day o_O.

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Postby crossvii » Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:49 pm

sadotsu wrote:Wow. They let foreigners in there?
Lol it used to be my life's dream to get in there. When I was about nine. XD
Hahaha I like the last pic... such typical Chinese dress. After the 4th time I went horseriding, my thighs went all numb for the rest of the day o_O.

Haha... you guys should've done some hip/thigh abductions before riding that long :P

The camels don't look all that bad either in the picture. I've always thought of them as "much worse than horses."

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Postby sadotsu » Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:03 pm

crossvii wrote:Haha... you guys should've done some hip/thigh abductions before riding that long :P

The camels don't look all that bad either in the picture. I've always thought of them as "much worse than horses."

Yeah... I learnt my lesson after not being able to sit down for the whole day.
How do you ride camels, anway? Wouldn't you get stuck?

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Postby superfatpig » Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:37 am

I'm not sure if anyone is allowed to post any pics of China..but just thought of sharing some i took in beijing 2003 and guilin 2005
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Postby lilswtangel » Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:06 am

^Those are some beautiful pictures you took. Which province/town in China was that picture of the ducks catching fish picture taken in? The scenes are just lovely.

I'm planning a trip to visit my parents' hometown of Taishan, GuangZhou next January/February for a 3-4 months trip...but I'll be touring other parts of China as well. The Liu San Jie & Red Flute Cave look very interesting, might want to add them to the list of places I'd like to visit. Were they from your Beijing or Guilin pictures?

The hardest part of visiting China is choosing the places to visit since it's such a big country. I know I won't be able to see all different parts of it, but so far I have Beijing, Wuhan, Tibet, GuangZhou, ShangHai, Yunnan, and Yangshou down on my list of "must go places".

,,,,,,and then there's Shenzhen & Hong Kong for shopping, but that'll be part of GuangZhou experience since the distance between the three are only a few hours apart.

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Postby superfatpig » Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:07 am

lilswtangel, those two pics are taken in Guilin. Those ducks that catches fish are almost extint now. If you like scenery, Guilin is the place to go. Beautiful mountains & caves.

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Postby STR8UPGSTATUS » Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:15 am

I had the worse experience in Beijing! >__<

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Postby wujou_mao » Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:03 am

i was in china for 2 months and for the 1st time in my life i felt what -20 is like. here are some of my pictures i like to share with you. my memory of where some of these are taken may be abit off
this is the tibetian area of Beijing. our hostel was down this alley
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this is pingyao. one large living museum
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pingyao at -20
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collecting 'night soil' in pingyao
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feel right at home in a real life period drama
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forgot where this was. think its in xian at the new temple
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'secret' great wall
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another part of the secret great wall
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terracotta army
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forbidden palace
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this i dont know where it is. maybe something like dragon backbone rice terrices
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wind and rain bridge. no nailswere used
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Postby spareribsQ » Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:21 am

wow, i really need to visit china soon. the last time i went to Beijing was in 1987, which looks totally different today.

my last trip to china was in 2003 , Guilin.

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Postby innocentchica » Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:53 am

Those are some really nice pics!!!

I actually just came back from studying abroad in Shanghai this past winter. It was one of the best experiences of my life. There were only a few things that bothered me (chain smoking(wow absolutely terrible, it was almost impossible to find a restaurant that didn't have a group of smokers. :crazy: ) Other than that and some others, I enjoyed it muchly! There are a lot of great clubs - Bon Bon being one of my favs! And of course you can't beat cheap food! I must have had bubble tea like everyday since it was only 2.5 kuai (equivalent to 30 cents in the US) for one near my university.

I would totally recommend studying abroad in China! It's even better if you go with a friend or two. I knew quite a few people prior to the trip so it was like vacationing with friends. Ever so often when I'm looking back at pics, I miss Shanghai like crazy! :-(

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Postby himura_kenshin » Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:56 am

i think shanghai looks like tokyo/seoul/hk

night pics:

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Postby heun » Sat May 12, 2007 6:55 am

china is so cool ~_~'
guang zhou is the best in china :) that is what i believe

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Postby ellikadan2x » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:43 am

Wow, the pictures are great!
I wanna go there too.
You are so lucky you're able to travel and enjoy.

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Postby dmriojas » Tue May 12, 2009 12:13 am

I was also in China for about 4 months, came back in January. I was in Northern China, Changchun in Jilin Province, loved it! So close to Mongolia, but didn't get to go :(. But I went to Shenyang and Harbin.

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This was a shrine outside of the Last Emperor's palace in Changchun

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Catholic Church in Shenyang

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At the Palace in Shenyang, really stunning!

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Ice buildings at the Ice Festival in Harbin

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At the Tiger park in Harbin, I took this picture from inside the bus, they are right outside it.

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Re: Pics of China

Postby jacky321 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:39 am

I must say all of these images and looking very cool and attractive. I must say all of you had spent a great time here. I also love China and want to participate here in this topic. I am going to share some images where I want to go there in life. The images are;
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I share these images of internet but I want to explore all of them in the future and see on my eye. I hope I will success my dream as soon as possible.


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