Wohan & Xi'an

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
After breakfast, we disembarked and enjoyed a tour of Memorial Hall of Wuchang Uprising in 1911 Revolution and a stop at East Lake Park. 
On October 10, 1911 the infamous Wuchang Uprising that started the Xinhai Revolution that led to the fall of the Qing Dynasty and the election of Dr . Sun Yat-Sen as the provisional president. This was one of the biggest events that shaped modern China since it ended over 2,000 years of dynasty rule and started a democratic republic.

The Revolutionary Army was officially here, and inside the Red Chamber (the main building) they issued the edict to bring down the Qing Dynasty. It wasn't till after World War II when the Communist Party staged a counter-revolution and took over the country.

East Lake is a large lake within the city limits of Wuhan and the largest urban lake in China. East Lake has a bird sanctuary, botanical garden, museums, boat rides, fishing, cycling, a public aquarium, and other activities for locals and tourists alike. 
After lunch in a local restaurant, We flew to Xi'an, key city of the Tang Dynasty. From 618 to 907 A.D., this dynasty presided over one of China’s most glorious cultural periods, spreading its influence throughout Asia into Europe and Africa. This evening, we dined surrounded by the song and dance of this colorful era of the Tang Dynasty.