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In 2014, we travelled to China. Flying in and out of the rapidly modernising city of Shanghai, we also took a train to Xi'an to see the terracotta army, and from there went to Beijing to see a more historic side of China, including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. From Beijing, we took a day trip and walked along a stretch of the Great Wall of China, starting in an old, unrestored section, and finishing up in the much busier restored stretch.

If you'd like to download, embed or license any of these pictures, please contact me first. Feel free to ask me too if you're looking for more high quality photos of China. I have lots of great photos in my stock picture library that aren't online.

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the Pudong district, Shanghai

the architecture in Shanghai

the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai

the Shanghai World Financial Center and the Jin Mao Tower

the baubles on the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai

the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, seen through the giant magnet

the Shanghai History Museum

Yu Gardens, Shanghai

one of the buildings at Yu Gardens

the dragon wall in the Yu Gardens

a dragon carving in the Yu Gardens

a lion door knocker in the Yu Gardens

food at the Yu Gardens bazaar

Chinese masks at the Yu Gardens bazaar

Chinese papercuts, including Edward Snowden

the Shanghai skyline by day (close-up)

the Bund, Shanghai

the Shanghai Pudong skyline by day

the Shanghai Pudong landscape (portrait)

scam warning sign in Shanghai

the Bund sightseeing tunnel

Chinese lucky cat souvenirs

umbrellas in the People's Park

the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Shanghai

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Pit 1 of the terracotta army, Xi'an

terracotta warriors at Xi'an

a terracotta warrior, Xi'an

terracotta warriors in Xi'an

the corridors of the terracotta army

the hands of a terracotta warrior

animal furs on sale in China

St Joseph's Church, Beijing

a hoopoe (bird) in China

construction safety notices, Banksy-style

Zhengyang Men at Tiananmen Square

Mao's Mausoleum

a revolutionary statue at Tiananmen Square

a revolutionary statue, Tiananmen Square

the Monument to the People's Heroes, Tiananmen Square

the Chinese flag in Tiananmen Square

the Tiananmen

a stone column at Tiananmen

the Gate of Supreme Harmony, Forbidden City

the Hall of Supreme Harmony

red columns at the Forbidden City, Beijing

a sundial at the Forbidden City, Beijing

a dragon sculpture in the Forbidden City

an ornate roof in the Forbidden City

the crowds at the Forbidden City

the Forbidden City

roof guardians in the Forbidden City

rooftops in the Forbidden City

a lion and dragon door handle in the Forbidden City

the Hall of Water (Shui Dian)

the top of the Hall of Water

the Pavilion of Ten Thousand Springs

a dragon in the roof of the Pavilion of Ten Thousand Springs

the Gate of Heavenly Purity

the rooftops of the Forbidden City

an Arrow Tower at the Forbidden City

the view from Jing Shan Park (east)

the view from Jing Shan Park (west)

the sunset in Beijing

steamed buns at the Night Food Market

a Chinese tea house

The Temple of Heaven (Tian Tan), Beijing

the park at the Temple of Heaven

the Great Wall of China, Jiankou

a tower on the Great Wall of China

the inside of a tower on the Great Wall of China

the outside of the Great Wall of China

the unrestored Great Wall of China

a tower on the Great Wall of China

the restored Great Wall of China

the Great Wall of China

walking the Great Wall of China

tower blocks in Hong Kong

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