Instead, we opted for the north of China, Shenyang to be exact. It was cold, bleak, and reminded me a lot of canada. lol
Honestly not many cities can look good in the winter. Shenyang had its interesting points (the statue of Mao pictured below) but for the most part it was just nasty. Lots of poverty contrasted with the "new rich" made for an odd mix. I saw too many people picking food out of the snow, RIGHT BESIDE a brand new, 2005 Rolls Royce.