China really announced it’s presence on the world stage in 2008 with the amazingly successful hosting of the Olympic Games. They well and truly pulled out all the stops and delivered a true spectacle on an enormous scale which put every previous Olympic Games in the shade.
China is a massive country, and with over one point five billion people (a quarter of the world’s population), its almost too big to comprehend. Many different cultures co-exist and thousands of different dialects are spoken, making it a truly fascinating and unique country to visit. The main cities and most popular tourist destinations are; Beijing, Xian, Suzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guilin and Guangzhou
A luxury escorted tour is the ideal way to see this amazing country. With sites from The Great Wall of China, to the bustling city of Beijing, there’s so much to see and do.
Some of China’s main attractions are;
- The capital city of Beijing, featuring Raffles Hotel, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the hutongs (back streets)
- The Great Wall of China
- Xian, including the Imperial Summer Palace, the Wild Goose Pagoda and Shaanxi History Museum
- The Terracotta Warriors & Chongqing
- The Yangtze River
- The city of Shanghai which can include visits to the Shanghai Museum, Yu Yuan Gardens and the historic Bund waterfront.