Xi’an is the base to discover one of the top archeological sites in the world: The famous Terracotta Army. However, also Xi’an itself is worth to dive into.
Pingyao is a small town about 600km southwest of Beijing. It’s great asset are it’s mostly untouched historical buildings – foremost the complete ancient city wall.
Imagining myself climbing the Great Wall was my ultimate symbol of being in China. Being too exhausted from traveling to go there in 2005, I finally turned it into reality.
I encountered Beijing first from it`s worst side: The smog makes one believe he just entered a smoldering hell. But after my lungs worked through their first shock – wow!