There are few destinations as remarkable, or as thoroughly exciting as China. It is home to the worl...
China is one of the Ancient Civilizations, with a fascinating history of over 5,000 years. It boasts one of the world’s richest cultures. Few places have such a vast and rich history as China. China's awesome and monumental ancient treasures are waiting to be explored— from Ancient Palaces, The Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, pagodas, temples, and giant Buddhas. The Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven in Beijing are also must-see attractions to learn about Chinese history and culture. As one of the largest countries in the world, China boasts incredibly diverse landscapes.
Chinese food is famous worldwide. Each region has its own unique dishes. While known for its tea and rice, there is much more to Chinese cuisine than you expect. In the north, noodles are the most common meal staple, but in the south, almost everything is served over rice. Different regions, like Sichuan and Hunnan, are known for their unique spicy food, while coastal regions boast a variety of seafood.
Get up close to "China's national treasure" the Panda. The adorable giant panda lives nowhere else in the world outside captivity. It is the world's most treasured endangered species. As one of the country's oldest inhabitants, it is no surprise the Giant Panda has long been synonymous with China. As an endangered species, the protection of this lovable panda from extinction is a top priority for China, and a visit to the Chengdu Panda Research Base is a great way to see these cute black and white bears up close and personal.
Shanghai is a city of contrasts where east meets west, and an historic waterfront faces off with a modern, neon skyline. Explore the Old Quarter with a walk along the colonial Bund, the Old Town and a visit to the harmoniously designed Yu Garden. Visit the towering and futuristic buildings of the modern Pudong district, boasting some of the tallest buildings with some of the best shopping, entertainment and dining experiences in China.
The Terracotta Warriors are one of the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century and the highlight of any visit to Xi’an. The Warriors are life-sized, and their hair styles, clothing and weaponry are all detailed and depict the difference in rank and class among the soldiers. The Terracotta Warriors are one of the most sought-after sights not just in China, but in the world.
Explore China’s remarkable history with a visit to Beijing. Here you will find the Forbidden City, an impressive palace complex built in the early 1400’s where twenty-four emperors ruled for 500 years. Tiananmen Square is one of the most spectacular squares’ in the world. The Summer Palace is a gorgeous spot outside the city where the royals went to escape the summer heat.
A visit to China would not be complete without a visit to the The Great Wall of China. It is China’s number one tourist attraction and attracts tens of thousands of visitors from both home and abroad annually. The Great Wall is simply remarkable, a truly unbelievable engineering feat. The wall itself is impressive enough, but to build it in this unforgiving terrain seems unbelievable.
China is ideal to visit all year round. Whenever you come, China has something for you, although the best times to visit China is in April, May, September and October.