Trip to China
If you are looking for a destination that is exotic, packed full of new sights and experiences, stimulating, and over all different, China is best in the world.China isn’t a place where you just go to enjoy a vacation — it is a destination where you can discover a country that’s vastly different from your own. Here are the eight reasons why China should be at the top of your must-visit list.
China is one of the Four Ancient Civilizations, with a history of over 3,000 years. It boasts the world’s richest breadth of culture. China’s language supersedes others in originality and complexity. Kung fu and tai chi similarly surpass karate, taekwondo, and Thai boxing. Also consider China’s food and tea cultures, Chinese medicine, poetry, calligraphy, opera, costume, festivals, and porcelain, before even considering the hundreds of ethnic minorities. China’s awesome and monumental ancient treasures exceed all other countries for size and number — from ancient palaces to the Great Wall, city walls, buried armies, canals, pagodas, temples, and giant Buddhas. See:
- The Seven Ancient Wonders of China
- China’s World Heritage
Recommended itinerary: Time Travel in Two Ancient Chinese Capitals — Discover China’s historical and cultural treasures on a 6-day tour of Beijing and Xi’an.
Chinese food is famous worldwide. However, it’s doubtful you’ll discover the delights of Chinese food, and sample its surprising variety of ingredients, until you try it in China. Each region has its own unique dishes. Some specialties you should try are Beijing roast duck, Shanghainese soup dumplings, spicy hotpot in Chengdu, rice noodles in Guilin, and dim sum in Hong Kong.
A Broad Taste of China — Our 12-day foodie recommendation offers you the chance to taste a sweeping variety of Chinese cuisines in top tourist cities.
The adorable giant panda lives nowhere else in the world outside captivity. It is the world’s most treasured endangered species. “China’s national treasure” woos with its round features and uniquely cuddly appearance. Our Panda Tours allow you to get up close and personal with the lovely pandas. Be a panda keeper.
Take photos with a panda. You can even go with our panda specialists to meet wild pandas in their natural habitat. China has been entering its digital era with its highly-developed four modern innovations: shared transport, high-speed rail, mobile communication/payment, and Internet shopping.
Travel in China is easier than ever before. With a smartphone in China, you can board a high-speed train from Beijing to Shanghai running at 250-350 km/h, buy a coffee with your digital wallet, and ride a shared bike to explore the city.
However, China is thankfully not so “developed” in other areas — it’s still a country full of intriguing traditions, a love for fresh ingredients, ready hospitality, and a strongly-held cultural identity.There are 55 ethnic minorities in China and over 500 people groups, practicing a multitude of different cultural customs.
Four major places to experience colorful minority culture are Yunnan, Guilin, Guizhou, and Tibet:
- Go to Lugu Lake in Yunnan to explore “the world’s last matrilineal society” — the Mosuo people.
- See the Zhuang people’s traditional wooden stilted houses and record-breaking long- haired Yao women, and try local bamboo-tube rice in Guilin’s Longji Rice Terraces.
- Visit a Miao village, hear their mountain songs, and see their silver crowns and a traditional way of making paper from trees in Guizhou.
- Walk through Lhasa’s pilgrim streets and mountain monasteries to meet the devout people of Tibet.