The great Mosque in Xi'an was a wonderfully calming experience after the hustle and bustle of the souq outside
I went to Huashan near Xian on christmas day. Very nice place and practically had the whole mountain to ourselves.
Chinese sword and swordsmanship is also something I have interest to learn. Not as famous as the Japanese katana (which I also admire very much), but they do have their own history. This is a good video introducing the straight double-edged "jian" from the Qing Dynasty:
And the Chinese long sword, which influenced the development of the Japanese sword:
Someone mention pineapples in another thread, that made me keen to try pineapple rice, Chinese style:
Is this availabe in HK?
Last edited by Coolboy; 13-05-2020 at 11:51 AM.
GentleGeorge said there can be many beautiful places to see in China on the Travel Bucket List thread. One place relatively close to HK to see, once travel restrictions are lifted, is Danxia Mountains in northern Guangdong near the city of Shaoguan. Shaoguan is reached by high speed rail from HK in under 2 hours. A weekend trip from HK is quite doable.
Unlike Guilin/Yangshuo, which is primarily of karst limestome rock formation, Danixa consist of sedimentary sandstone. It is also less famous than Guilin and thus can be a little less crowded. Definitely worth visiting:
Danxia is definitely worth a visit (so is that whole "corner" of northern Guangdong). Danxia is the geopark with the "rude" rock formations which give opportunities for plenty of sniggers.