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Friday, March 12, 2010

Morning Exercises in China

If you are out for an early morning walk in China you will see the local people doing a wide variety of exercises. Social Dancing at 6:00 a.m. is hard to believe but you will find them often dancing in parks all across China. Fan dancing as above for the women, shadow boxing, Tai Chi, sword fighting, and a wide variety of other exercises can be seen. Some of the more interesting places in China are on the Bund Park in Shanghai along the water front, 7 Star Park in Guilin and just about any park in Beijing. Mostly done before they go to work between 6:00 and 8:30 a.m. you can still see some of the older retirees doing morning stretching exercises in just about any park all over China. You are welcome to join in as many tourists choose to do. During the evenings in some parks you will find local people doing Line Dances of all kinds too. Exercise in China is as much for the mind as for the body as they will explain to you. Tours to China is my buisness but China continues to provide an interesting education in life for me as well. I hope I can share some of it with you by providing a custom tour of China to you for your interests too. Check us out at

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