My China Experience in 15 Photos

I knew that my first trip to mainland China would only scratch the most superficial of surfaces. China exists on a scale all of its own. The incredible size of the country along with everything there is to see and do conspire to make it impossible to explore it all on a single trip. No, I imagine a lifetime – or even multiple lifetimes – would be necessary to properly appreciate everything that China has to offer, but I didn’t have multiple lifetimes to devote on my first visit. No, I had a very limited amount of time but I was determined to make the most of it. I spent a lot of time researching and thinking about how best to prioritize my first experience in China and while I know it’s very basic and even elementary, it’s also how I think many first-time visitors experience the country. With all of that in mind, here are just some of my favorite photos from my China experience, photos that I hope share the feeling of excitement I still feel today from this remarkable adventure.

Panda Chengdu China
Chengdu, China
Forbidden City Beijing China
Forbidden City in Beijing
Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China
Chengdu China
Chengdu
Beijing China
Summer Palace
Hutongs
Chengdu China
Amazing Cuisine
Great Wall China
Great Wall of China

Beijing China

Panda Chengdu China

Beijing China

Chengdu China

Chengdu China

Add to Flipboard Magazine.

Tags:

Subscribe and get my free ebook!

Subscribe to the LandLopers newsletter and get a free copy of my new book, "My Favorite 50 Travel Photos."

By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer. Also follow Matt on Twitter, Facebook and

3 Responses

  1. Finding Beyond

    We have never been to China and still unsure if we will go. However your photos sum up what we imagiane China to be like. The pictures of the food and the amazingly cute Panda’s are selling it to us 😀 We imagine there is so much to gain from visiting but we also imagine it maybe very hard aswell.

    Reply
    • SoyierLee

      Well come to China!! Every foreign visitor to China is overwhelmed by the kindness, charm, and hospitality of the people.With the developing of economy , more and more Chinese want to be known by the world . The most universal phenomenon is that kids from primary school must learn English(as important as Chinese) , And English will accompany their whole learning career.

      Reply
  2. CarolAnn Quibell

    Your photos of China are beautiful and brought back many good memories I had when I was there. I have been fortunate to have been able to travel to China 3 times and really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

Leave a Comment