China is the biggest country in the world in terms of population and the third biggest in terms of area. In addition, China is also becoming more popular, year on year as a tourist destination, especially those seeking adventures on a grand scale. There are of course obvious landmark highlights such as the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors, the imposing Himalayas, the majestic Yangtze River and impressive cities such as Beijing and Shanghai.
So, whether you are looking for escorted tours to China, Yangtze River cruises or just looking to experience the atmosphere in some of China’s great cities, there is plenty on offer for those seeking the holiday of a lifetime.
Whether you intend to simply soak up some of the amazing Chinese history or plan to explore much more of what the country has to offer, there are various holiday types you might consider.
China escorted tours – Perhaps one of the best ways of exploring China is to embark on an escorted tour of the country. Travelling in small groups with guides who are experts in each of the regions you will visit, not only means you really will get to see all the highlights in the best way possible but you will also have the peace of mind that comes with having expert guides on board. There are lots of different itineraries to choose from and these vary depending on who you travel with. This also means that you are able to tailor the holiday to your requirements very closely. Some of the sights and places you might visit include:
Shanghai – You might need several days to fully explore this fascinating city. The Bund is an area that displays the beautiful Shanghai skyline at its best. Viewed from the river, especially during the evening will be a sight truly worth seeing. There are also museums, lots of shops, the high speed railway and lots, lots more to check out.
Pandas – You might not get the opportunity to see these elusive creatures completely in the wild but you can see them in the Panda conservation centre which will be something to treasure, especially for wildlife lovers.
Terracotta Warriors – A visit to the city of Xian should not be without a trip to see the army of terracotta warriors which are thought to date back to 210 BC.
Yangtze River Cruises – A cruise on the Yangtze River will give you a completely different vantage point as you absorb the beauty of China at a more sedate pace. With almost 4000 miles of water, the Yangtze is the third longest river in the world (Only the Nile and the Amazon are longer) and this is your chance to see some of the most stunning scenery in the world! Depending on your itinerary, you should also get to see the Three Gorges Dam (as well as the dramatic gorges themselves), which is one of the largest power stations in the world.
With Beijing, the breathtaking Stone Forest, Chengdu, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Dali and the Tibetan Zhongdian just a few of the other highlights of a tour to China, you can see that that you will have lots of memories to take away from your trip.
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