"China's top ten" China by sourbugger

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I'm developing a list of 'Top Ten' attractions for various countries around the world.

These are all place I have visited in my lifetime, and hopefully record my personal memories and feelings about the places in question.

They are not meant to be an exhaustive list, and may well miss out places that other people would put in. They are thus purely my 'Top Ten'. As some of these places may have been visited quite a few years ago the lists will tend to concentrate on major tourist sites - places that have been around for many years, and will hopefully be preserved for centuries into the future.

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  • themajor's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    Excellent as ever! I admit that judging moral laxity by tightness of clothing is a novel idea. But sadly the number of British barbers with fat beer guts would suggest that this is a theory best left unpursued in the UK!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2009 at 5:22 AM

    You never know... Thanks for your insights, Neil! It was awfully interesting to read about the Top Ten and all youir advice!@ Very valuable, thanx! ><><><

  • Apr 14, 2008 at 8:21 AM

    A great country with a lot of attractions!!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Still smirking about your "vendor story". Little Red Books information was interesting. The Top 10 was fantastic. Good warnings.Terracotta Army looks amazing. Believe it or not, Splendid China in Fl. has realistic miniatures of most of your top ten.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2008 at 8:15 AM

    Very impressive top ten of China. Great idea.

  • crewrower's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2007 at 8:25 AM

    Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) might be considered more important to visit than Tai Shan. Tibet should probably be in one of these top 10s. Nice approach though! :)

  • travelinxs's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2007 at 7:57 AM

    Cant believe it.. spent 2 months in China & didnt get to one of your top 10. Oh well.. back again! Cheers.

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2007 at 7:22 AM

    Your top ten is very helpfull for those , as me , that are starting to make their mind about China Gracias!!!!

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2007 at 11:56 AM

    Another original and fresh approach to VT tip writing. Many of these would be in my top 10 too but unfortunately I didn't visit Pingyao which sounds lovely. Would probably have to put Guangzhou market in its place!

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2006 at 12:00 AM

    Great Idea!


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