Hello! I'm looking at going to China for about 10 days in late March, early April. What are some must see attractions that you'd recommend? I don't have a flight booked yet. My friend lives in Dalian, and we originally talked about Hong Kong, but with the recent unrest there, we're not going to book anything specifically to Hong Kong. If things calm down, we may look at taking the train there for a couple days.
I would like to see the Great Wall (likely near Beijing), but other than that, I'm not really sure where to go or what to do!
For context, we are in two females in our mid-30s and moderately active; we're fine with walking upwards of 10-15 miles a day. I'm interested in historic sites, some nature, some city sightseeing as well.