Hello Kitty Theme Park Coming to China

Seems like a race for children theme parks in China. Following the news of the opening of a new Disneyland Park in Shanghai in 2015, Hello Kitty has announced their own grand opening of a new Hello Kitty Theme Park scheduled for 2014 to the delight of Chinese fans of this well-known character.

Construction is expected to begin in July on the 150-acre theme park in China’s Zhejiang province, about three hours west of Shanghai, according to China’s Xinhua news agency.

This would be the first Hello Kitty theme park outside Japan.

Suzhou Silk Factories

In Suzhou city where they have the silk factories, do you think we can arrange a tour for our child to understand the silk making?


Silk factories in Suzhou are great, they will show you from the beginning to the end, i.e. from silk worm cocoon until the finished beautiful silks made into dresses, carpets, embroideries, etc. it was really fun to watch.

Here are some pictures from our visit and you can follow the process:

Our visit was arranged through our tour company, I'm sure you can arrange one through your hotel/hostel, they should be able to point you in the right direction.

Can We Manage Without a Tour Guide in China?

Do you think we can manage without a tour guide in China?
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Yes you can! Although traveling on your own in China really boils down to your own individual preferences and circumstances.

Traveling on your own in the bigger cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Xian is relatively easy as the infrastructure is there to cater to visitors. Once you go further away from the major centers it might be a bit more challenging and the level of English spoken there also decreases. But you also find that the people are warmer and eager to lend a hand. Just go with the flow and keep your cool! Everything works out in the end.

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