Experiencing China with Kids


China is a destination which earns divided opinions, especially when you consider a trip to China with kids.  If you ask around you will get more than one opinion. Before going there I received a confusing flood of information, ranging from 'do not go, no way' and 'my sister was there with four children and really enjoyed'. I was told that you cannot find bread over there. Some claim Chinese do not know a word in English, and even the way they count differs from what we know. I was told that they have a kind of rolled stuff with green beans and it's sweet and delicious, and that they eat pig tails. I was told that the views are stunning but the people are not nice. A few said the south is great… the north is great. A couple I met at a guesthouse in Pokhara left me a phrasebook of English - Chinese and out of sincere concern recommended me not to go at all.

Jiuzhaigou Valley
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Huang Long Valley


Huanglong (simplified Chinese: 黄龙; traditional Chinese: 黃龍; pinyin: Huánglóng; literally "yellow dragon") is a scenic and historic interest area in the northwest part of Sichuan, China. It is located in the southern part of the Minshan mountain range, 150 kilometres (93 mi) north-northwest of the capital Chengdu. This area is known for its colorful pools formed by calcite deposits, especially in Huanglonggou (Yellow Dragon Gully), as well as diverse forest ecosystems, snow-capped peaks,waterfalls and hot springs. Huanglong is also home to many endangered species including the Giant Panda and the Sichuan Golden Snub-nosed Monkey. Huanglong was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992.

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