Shanghai hosted the 2010 World Expo. There are 189 nations flags, and 57 organizations represented in this expo. While tourists generate crowd the international pavilions, I much preferred the west-side of the river, which showed mostly exhibitions from industries, e.g. aircraft, car, electronics manufacturers.
Mount Tai is among one of the most famous cultural heritages in China. While it is not very tall, because of its geographic proximity to imperial capitals of China, Beijing, etc, many Chinese emperors and leading literally figures had made pilgrimages to it. On the top of the mountain, there is a Daoist temple, with over 2,000 years of history. Viewing the sunrise on the top of the mountain is one of the favorite activities for tourists.
While one can climb the mountain by foot, we took the easy way and rode the cable car to the top.
Confucius Temple, China
Confucius is regarded the moral leader of the ancient china. He philosophy centers around the ‘middle path’ to ‘harmonizing the society’. He was born in 479 BC. He was a very tall man during his era. While he is considered one of the leading philosophers of China, during his lifetime, he had a lot of difficulties with life. Around age 55, he wandered around different countries for over 10 years.