"Wildly modern yet wonderfully traditional, the vast expanse of China is home to a rich tapestry of landscapes and experiences."

The world’s oldest civilisation is a treasure trove of ancient artefacts – from the impossible grandeur of the Great Wall to the haunting Terracotta Warriors, China is a history textbook come to life.

No matter where you travel in China, you’ll see the reminders of ancient dynasties – oriental pagodas sitting pretty within temples and parks, and sentinel stone lions guarding their late leaders. The only problem is where to start. Do you find your feet in slick Shanghai or bustling Beijing, savouring the sights and sounds of city life? Or do you work from the outside in, exploring the offshore islands before heading inland to the wonders of the gargantuan deserts and imposing Himalayas.


"“A fascinating fusion of new and old, this ever-evolving city stands upon the foundations of a mighty empire.” …"


"“Xian, the capital of the Shaanxi province, is one of the oldest cities in China, dating back to 1000BC.” …"


"“With its mist-shrouded karst peaks, fairy tale Guilin is widely considered to be one of the most picturesque towns in …"


"“Despite being the fifth most populous city in China, the city of Chengdu is charming and beautiful, retaining a laid-back …"


Fast Facts
  • Time Difference GMT +8 approx
  • Currency Chinese Yuan
  • Flight Time 9 hours 45 minutes from UK
  • Capital Beijing
  • Best time to go September to October

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