The last stop, but in my opinion the most important, during the travel through China, was its capital – Beijing. We got there by plane from Xian. This fascinating city with its even more impressing surroundings, left us with a deep impression.
Next stop on our journey through China was a city of Xian, known also as Chang’an, which means an eternal city.
Since it is located far from Hangzhou (in the North West, however, more central part of the country), we travelled there by plane. This city is especially interesting from the historical point of view, as it was a birth place of the ancient Chinese civilization, and its first capital.
Hangzhou is located in Zhejiang Province in East China. We got there from Shanghai by fast train (it is 176 km away), and you can see it in the picture below. It was the first time when experience this kind of a travel. Certainly it was quick and very comfortable.
Shanghai was the first stop on our trip through China. I was very curious about it as I have not been in such a big and populated city before, apart from Istanbul. This is the most populous city in the world (aprox.24 mln), and also one of the major centers of global trade, with the world’s third biggest port.