Xi’an, Chongqing, Hutong, Mutianyu

Pit one (of three) of the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi’an

Chongqing as seen from the Grand Theater. Inland port where at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers meet. Typical departure port of Yangtze Luxury cruises. Because of flooding, we boarded the ship 200km downstream.[slideshow]

As seen from the Hutong in Beijing. Pre-flood. Pre-fever. Pre-sinus infection.

About two and a half hours into the five hour hike. Anyone NOT inclined to stop and take photos every 100 steps could complete the hike in about two hours.

T3i extended over the edge at Mutianyu.