Where do you begin with a country as diverse, as dynamic, and as historic as China? The Asian powerhouse is one of the world’s most beguiling destinations, from its thriving coastal cities to its lush, misty mountains and remote western wilderness.
While it might be impossible to see every corner of China, even a short tour will reveal wonders. Discover China old and new during a trip to Shanghai. Thread your way along the Huangpu River, which divides Pudong (home to lofty, ultra-modern skyscrapers) from Puxi, the historic heart of the city.
Next, drop into Xian, where the world-famous Terracotta Warriors are found. A sightseeing tour of sprawling Beijing will reveal some epochal sights, such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. And from the capital, it’s only a quick trip to the Summer Palace and the Great Wall of China, one of the seven Wonders of the World.
Looking to discover more of exhilarating China? Cruise along the exquisite Yangtze River to the Three Gorges Dam, or drink in views of the iconic limestone mountains of Guilin. Venture to Sichuan, where the Chengdu Panda Base is a steadfast visitor favourite. Finish off your trip with a dose of natural beauty, whether you choose to wander through the photogenic Longji Rice Terraces or admire the stunning formations within the Reed Flute Caves.