To travel to China is to experience one of the world’s oldest and most important cultures. From spectacular architecture, old and new, through spellbinding landscapes, and of course one of the planets’ great cuisines, China will leave you stimulated and awestruck by its diversity, antiquity and sheer size. The third largest country on earth by landmass, China encompasses a staggering number of diverse ecosystems: plains, deserts, forests, mountains and coastlines.
The Asian giant
Throughout you’ll discover the hallmarks of a culture, steeped in tradition and stretching back thousands of years. China’s feudal past is perfectly preserved in the capital, Beijing, where you’ll visit The Forbidden City, a site of untold importance to world culture.
Of course, China’s heritage isn’t just confined to the cities, and you’ll also have the chance to visit two other world famous national monuments, The Great Wall and the Xian Terracotta Warriors.
In the south of the country you’ll find some of the most emblematic landscapes of mountains, valleys and rivers, as well as Shanghai, historically the point of contact with the west, and today the city that perhaps best represents modern China’s economic and architectural expansion.
Today, China offers destinations for every type of traveller and taste: unmatched gastronomic experiences for lovers of food and wine; wildly beautiful landscapes for nature lovers, world famous cultural sites, and of course the opportunity to shop till you drop at Shanghai’s ‘hutongs’.