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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

Westborough, Massachusetts
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Hubei Travel Guide Location: Hubei (湖北), officially abbreviate to "鄂", is situated in the southern part of central China and the midstream of Yangtse River.

Population: 57,790,000

Area: with an area of 185,900 square kilometers

Nationalities: Han, Tujia, Miao, Hui, Dong, Man, Zhuang, Mongolian

History: Earlier known as Chu, Hubei was the seat of power of the Zhou Dynasty. During 475 to 221 BC, Chu was involved in many battles with the neighboring state of Qin, now Shaanxi Province. Chu gradually lost most of its territories to the Qin. The Qin was then deafeated by the Han, who established their capital in erstwhile Jingzhou, now the area occupied by Hubei and Hunan. Through the years, Hubei was occupied by successive dynasties. The Song Dynasty renamed the Province to Jinghubei in 982. In 1339, the Mongols overran Hubei and united it with Hunan, Guangdong and Guangxi and called it Huguang. In 1644, the Manchu Qing dynasty split Huguang into Hubei and Hunan. In 1911, after the Wuchuang Revolution, the People's Republic of China was established. In 1927, Wuhan was the seat of power of the Kuomintang.

Climate: Hubei has a typical sub-tropical type of climate. Mean annual temperatures are between 1℃ to 17℃. July is the warmest month, temperatures average between 27℃ to 30℃. January is the coldest month, averaging between 1℃ to 5℃. Hunan has intense monsoons and the annual precipitation is between 800-1600 mm.

Transportation: Air- Wuhan Tianhe International Airport is one of the biggest airports in central China. It is located 26 km northwest of Wuhan city. Transportation to and from the airport to the city is very convenient provided you know what destination you are headed for.

Railway- The Hankou railway station is located in the north of the city and Wuchang railway station in the south part.

Highway- Transportation to Wuhan by bus is fairly convenient. New expressways have been constructed in the last few years and destinations as far away as Beijing and Shanghai can be reached on an overnight trip. Hankou's long distance bus station can be found on Jiefang Dadao In Wuchang the station is on Wuluo Lu, northeast of the railway station.

Waterway- Wuhan is situated along the edge of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River. Ferries are available to Shanghai, Chongqing and other riverside cities. There are 18 ferry routes in the city, of which there are three fast line routes. There is also a sightseeing tour on the Yangtze river. Local Specialties: Ba Paint, Feather Fan

Local Food: Steamed Blunt-Snout Bream, Dried Sheets of Bean Curd, Boiled Dumpling

Events: New Year of Miao Nationality-Miao Nationality has their own new year, called "Ren Nian" (Year of Human), which is assigned on 7th, January. On that day, whistle, picking vegetables and water-carrier are forbidden. Close the door while eating. At night, people could not talk before sleeping, couldn't tell story about blood, even the child could not cry.

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