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Extreme Rocker and Writer Marco Ferrarese's Hardcore Opinions on Living and Traveling Asia
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Beijing

pictures of my various trips to the capitol of China

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Lama Temple - Beijing

The best buddhist temple in beijing

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Temple of Heaven - Beijing

The most famous temple in Beijing and a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Hangzhou

Even Marco Polo said it, the most wonderful city in Asia. I got there on a very bad day tough, but the Lake was still amazingly beautiful.

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suzhou

The pearl of Jiangsu province, a city full of incredible traditional gardens, history, night life.

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Nanjing

the Old Capitol, vital Chinese metropolis with a violent past and splendid preserved original walls

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Shanghai

This metropolis doesn't even seem to be in China... another world, another history, going towards the uttermost western developement!

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Macau, the Island Lost in Time

Portuguese/European architecture, cafes, relaxed atmosphere, ancient history and exquisitely spellbound neverland, this was a very nice welcome back before diving into chinese Mainland

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Hong Kong

The New York of the East, the LA of Asian cinema, the metropolis that never sleeps

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Shenzen

Right across the border from Hong Kong, this city looks like what developing China will probably turn into in the next few years

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Kunming

The gateway to explore Yunnan province, I spent the Chinese New Year 2008 there

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Dali, Yunnan province

The pearl of Southeast China, city of splendour, magic and cobbled streets lost in time

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Lijiang, Yunnan province

Tourist adored Lijiang, home of the Naxi and definitely a good place to chill out for a few days surrounded by magical mountains

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Shangri La, Zhongdian,

The last part of Yunnan, where Tibet starts. This is as far as I got to the real thing for this time around...beautiful small town in the middle of a snow-capped mountain range, more than 3000 metres from sea level.

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Panda Breeding Centre, Chengdu

I had to stop by Chengdu to check out the Panda Breeding centre, unique experience to step close to this amazing and endangered animals...

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Grand Buddha at Leshan

Here I am in Sichuan province in front of the majesty of the Grand Buddha, a towering 72 metres high statue carved into a cliff!!

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Xian

Beautiful city that almost outshades Beijing, vibrating inside some amazingly preserved City Walls and inhabited by a colourful Muslim population...

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Terracotta Warriors

Just outside of Xian lies this amazing collection of terracotta statues, well known around the world as the "Eight Wonder of the World"

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Pingyao

The pearl of Shaanxi province, a wonderfully preserved Ming Walled town...and I even got there during the Lantern Festival day!

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Hanging Monastery, Datong

On the provincial border with Inner Mongolia, near Datong, rises an incredibly monastery literally carved into a cliff...

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