A Tourist’s View of China

Forbidden City, Beijing

Sweeper in the Forbidden City
Lotus at the Summer Palace, Beijing
Tea in Beijing
Huang Binyan, Rabbit (after Jeff Koons), 2004, at Zhong Fang Jiao Gallery in the 798 Art District, Beijing
Yan Pei-Ming, Landscape of Childhood, displayed at UCCA in the 798 Art District
Vendor and stall at the Night Market in Beijing
Crabs at the Night Market

Vajrabhairava, 1368–1644, National Art Museum, Beijing
Boju Li, Western Zhou Dynasty, National Art Museum
Cave 7 or 8, Yungang Caves, Datong (Northern Wei)
Cave 10, Yungang Caves, Datong (Northern Wei)
Yungang Caves

Nine Dragon Screen [detail], Datong
Hanging Temple, Datong
Entrance to the Hanging Temple
Confucian statue at the Hanging Temple
Terracotta soldiers from the Qin Shi Huangdi necropolis, Xi’an
Terracotta figure of a high ranking officer from the Qin Shi Huangdi necropolis
Folk art vendors near the Qianling Tomb

One of several giant statues in the Famen Temple complex

Roof detail at the Great Mosque, Xi’an

The Great Mosque, Xi’an
Cricket cages outside a store in the Muslim Quarter, Xi’an
Bird cages in the Muslim Quarter
Trinket stall with baby booties
“Golden Monster” at the Shaanxi History Museum, Xi’an
Zhuang village of Ping An
Longji rice terraces
In the hills around Ping An

Bamboo near Ping An

“Minority village” near Longsheng

Merchants on the Li River
Water buffalo along the Li River
Cormorant fisherman in Yangshuo
Karst formations and fields in Yangshuo

Yangshuo home

Yangshuo market

All photos by Renée DeVoe Mertz.