We are very sorry for not responding sooner. We are all well and still thinking of our wonderful trip to China every day.
We will try to do our best to answer your questions.
1. It is virtually impossible to choose only 1 most memorable attraction. Everywhere we went there were sights that we will always remember. Climbing up the Longji Terraced Rice fields may be the most memorable because it was the most challenging and the views and local villagers will always be with us.
2. All of our tour guides were unique and had their own special ways to accommodate, educate and provide for us. However, we formed a special bond with Linda in Guilin. She was knowledgeable, caring, thoughtful, and personable. We all felt a special bond with her.
Keep in mind that Michael, Miller, Amy and Ben were also exceptional in all respects.
Kris we believe has the potential to be an excellent tour guide but his lack of experience was evident when compared to the others.
3. All hotels and meals met and exceeded our standards. The Red Wall Garden, Pingyao Yunjincheng, and Yangshuo Mountain Retreat hotels were the most unique and provided a different hotel experience. We were least impressed with the Guilin Bravo Hotel, which had some air conditioning issues and the rooms were a bit outdated and musty. Daily lunches were always special providing us with a local experience. We especially enjoyed the Hot Pot lunch experience while in Chengdu.
4. We had wonderful experiences on the Bullet trains. They were on time, comfortable and clean. We highly recommend their use for travel were appropriate. We suggest that Westerners might want to bring snacks or food.
5. Suggestions to Western travelers: While we were told it would be hot during our time there we were not prepared for how VERY HOT it was. So make sure you dress accordingly and stay hydrated. We could find NO public places to do laundry so be prepared to pay a rather high price to have it done in your hotel. The tour company could possibly arrange to have laundry done by some local person.
6. WOW: Great Wall, Pingyao Ancient Town, Terra Cotta Warriors, Terraced Rice Fields and Tongli Ancient Water town. Also all of the Temples we loved as well.
7. We HIGHLY recommend China Culture Tours for all your travel needs. Grace was always responsive during the planning of our trip. She accommodated all our requests, provided valuable suggestions and even met us for dinner while in Guilin. China Culture Tours is a great company to work with.
"We recommend you customize a China World Heritage Tour based on your interests and requests!"
8. You may allow potential customers to contact us via email. We would be happy to share our experiences with them.
We would like to thank you again for helping make this trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our family.
Wishing you and your family good health and prosperity.
Leonard Mann from the USA, customized a UNESCO World Heritage tour of China to Beijing Pingyao Xian Chengdu Guilin Suzhou, and Shanghai
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