By Amanda S.
Over February break, my family and I visited China. It was amazing!
My favorite part of the trip was going to visit and see the Great Wall. It has such a spectacular view and fun ways of traveling to the top and arriving back to the bottom.
I did a ton of sightseeing while I was there. I went to the Summer Palace which is where the emperor used to stay over vacation as well as Tiananmen Square which is where the emperor lived the rest of the year. I also went to the top of the 2nd largest building in the world in Shanghai, the Shanghai Tower. The tower showed an amazing view of the city.
The activity that I found most enjoyable was a lantern show in Xian. The lanterns were lit up everywhere and extremely colorful.
The activity that I enjoyed the least was a show at night with a dumpling dinner in Shanghai. The food wasn’t good and neither was the show. Also the place was full of tourists which made it less cultural.
I loved every single restaurant that I ate at, but my favorite restaurant was Lost Heaven. It offered amazing Chinese food with a cultural vibe.
I stayed at four different hotels. The Peninsula in Shanghai was the first one I went to and it was fantastic. The service was great and the room itself was stunning. The next two were both of the hotel brand Shangri-la, which were both nice in Chengdu and Xian. The last one my family stayed at was The Regent. It was gorgeous and in a great location to the city of Beijing.
I learned many new things on my trip. I learned about the government there and about the Terracotta warriors being found, along with their purpose. This trip is a full thumbs up. It was absolutely fantastic, and an experience of a lifetime. I highly recommend it.