Places to Visit

Your China Travel Guide – There are many attractions in China, most of us have heard a lot about them, but seeing them in real life is an experience that can be breathtaking at times. The imperial Forbidden City and Great Wall in Beijing, along with the mighty Terracotta Warriors in Xian, are just three examples of the must-see attractions you should visit. Apart from the historical and cultural sites that abound in this country there are also many places of outstanding natural beauty that we recommend and organise visits to such as the beautiful Li river cruise between Guilin & Yangshuo. Experience China through one of our escorted small group tours (2-20 maximum) with guaranteed departures, private tours or tailor-made itineraries. All come with the services of an experienced guide throughout the trip. The call the China experts today to book your next holiday to China.

Beijing

Beijing is the capital city of China and is the nation’s political and cultural centre. Beijing is full of magnificent imperial palaces, temples and parks. It is an ancient city with a modern face, you can enjoy fine dining in Michelin star restaurants to delicious street vendor food costing next to nothing. For detail

Shanghai

Shanghai with a population of more than 23 million, is the largest and most developed city in China. Shanghai was the largest and most prosperous city in the Far East already during the 1930’s, and has remained the most developed city in mainland China. In the past 20 years Shanghai has again become an attractive city for tourists from all over the world. For detail

Guilin & Yangshuo

Guilin is one of the best-known tourist destinations in China. There are many scenic places within short travelling distance such as Longji’s spectacular Dragon Backbone Rice Terraces; the Li River, (a scene of which is printed on the back of ¥20 bank notes) meanders it way 80 kilometres southwards to Yangshuo. The Li River cruise lasting 4 hours is a very popular tourist excursion and rightly so as the views of the surrounding countryside are beautiful. Yangshuo is popular among tourists for its karst peaks, rivers, caves, and temples as well as its laid back cafe’s and bars. It is easy to spend at least 2 or 3 days exploring all that Yangshuo has to offer. For detail

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a place with multiple personalities, as a result of being both Cantonese Chinese and British influence. Today, the former British colony is a major tourism destination for China’s increasingly affluent mainland population. It is also an important hub in East Asia with global connections to many of the world’s cities. It is a unique destination that has absorbed people and cultural influences from places as diverse as Vietnam and Vancouver and proudly proclaims itself to be Asia’s World City. For detail

Suzhou

Suzhou is a city on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and on the shores of Lake Taihu in the province of Jiangsu, only 90 minutes drive from Shanghai. The city known as the “Venice of the East” is renowned for its beautiful stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed Classical Chinese gardens which have contributed to its status as a great tourist attraction.For detail

Hangzhou

Hangzhou is the capital city of Zhejiang province, it is one of the wealthiest provinces in China. Hangzhou is famed for its West Lake, an inspiration to many famous poets and artists since hundreds of years. The city is ringed by mountains full of tea plantations which produce the world famous Longjing (green) Tea. A good quality bag 500g bag of Longjing will cost you more than £50 for the pleasure! Lush gardens, forests, nature walks, temples, pagoda’s and of course the tranquil West Lake all await you in Hangzhou. For detail

Sichuan province

Sichuan province has the largest population in China. Located in the south west, it is best known for its breathtaking forests, mountain scenery, spicy cuisine as well as being the natural habitat of the Giant Pandas. Sichuan is also blessed with several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.For detail

Tibet

The Tibetan Plateau is the highest and largest on earth, being regarded as the ‘roof of the world’, this region is an enthralling land of mountains, monasteries, and monks with one of the most extraordinary cultures in the world. The capital city is Lhasa at an altitude of 3650 metres high – its 1,300 years of history places it as the centre of Tibetan culture. For detail

Silk Road

Follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo to discover the history of the Silk Road. This is the collective name given to a number of trade routes linking the Chinese and Roman Empire. The long and winding Silk Road in north-west China has a history of more than two thousand years. This ancient route starts from the old capitals of Xian and reaches the Yellow River at Lanzhou, then follows along the “Gansu Corridor” and stretches along the edge of deserts and mountains. For detail

Yunnan province

Meaning “Beautiful clouds of the South”, Yunnan is the most south-west region of China. Bordering Vietnam, Laos and Burma. The province has a diverse topographical make-up that ranges from alpine mountains to tropical rainforests. The people are equally varied, home to 25 ethnic minorities making the province China’s most diverse, the extensive culture and heritage is extends a warm welcome to all visitors.For detail

Yangtze River

The longest river in China, flowing through two Autonomous Regions and six provinces starting in Qinghai and ending in Shanghai. The shoreline of the river is home to hundreds and thousands of ancient relics and architecture such as temples, mansions, pavilions, gardens etc. Most of our Yangzte River Cruises are run by our trusted partner Victoria Cruises, an American-managed company who operate the largest 5 Star Fleet on the river. Top class service, knowledgeable guides and an extensive range of on-board cultural activities will keep you enthralled and entertained. For detail

Sanya, Hainan Island

Located in the southern island of Hainan, billed as the ‘Hawaii of the Orient, Sanya is a popular beach destination on Hainan Island. Enjoy a relaxing time in the tropical climate, discover an array of stunning white sandy beaches, experience various watersports and take hiking trek  in to the rainforest. Sanya offers a year-round warm climate and is the perfect place to unwind after a tour of China in one of the beautiful beach resort hotels on offer.

Water Towns

Not far from Shanghai and Suzhou these traditional towns, historic buildings and canals are easily explored by boat which gives you a taste of what life was like in China centuries ago. For detail

Xian – Discover the Terracotta Warriors

Xian, the eastern starting point of the Silk Road, capital of Shaanxi province and one of China’s ancient Capital Cities for several dynasties. It is famed for of the 20th century’s most important discoveries – The Terracotta Warriors for part of the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin, guarding his journey into the afterlife. For detail

Yunnan

Yunnan, which refers to ‘the place south of the colorful clouds’, is the most southwest province of China. Externally, it borders Vietnam, Laos and Burma; internally, it is neighbour to Guizhou, Guangxi, Chongqing, Sichuan and Tibet. It is a land that has the most ethnic minorities in China. The natural and diverse scenery has plenty to offering including Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Meili Snow Mountain, and the Stone Forest which was formed 270 million years ago. There is an array of wildlife in the province, with the two main attractions being the Asian elephant and the protected golden monkey. The two popular ancient towns in the Yunnan province are Dali and Lijiang, where you can explore the willow-lined canals, cobbled streets , markets and cafes. For detail

Taiwan

Taiwan is a rare tropical mountain-island, two thirds of which is covered with high mountain ranges rising over 3,000 meters. The most famous of the ranges is found in Alishan National Scenic Area and is a the symbol of this charming island. Sun Moon Lake is another popular attraction and recommend day excursion or overnight stay near the lake. It is an island renowned for its quality cuisine and has a great culinary culture, dishing up tasty food from all over China along with local delicacies. Located in the subtropical ocean, Taiwan offers visitors warm weather throughout most of the year. For detail

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