Exotic.  Modern.  Confusing.  This may be the best description of China.  They easily blend ancient ways with ultramodern skyscrapers.  This land is something that must be beheld!  We travelled to Beijing to see the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, and nearby, the Great Wall (whew!),  Then on to Xian to view the terra cotta warriors, to the fabulous Shanghai, the canals of Suzhou, Chongqing (there be pandas here), a cruise along the Yangtze, the incredible landscape of Guilin, and finally Hong Kong.  We felt like special guests all along the way, as the mainland Chinese went out of their way to welcome western tourists.