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China's history stretches back thousands of years and ancient treasures abound all over the country. Undoubted stars of the show are Beijing, boasting the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Great Wall of China, and Xian's vast Terracotta Army. However, you may be just as impressed by the less famous sites like Suzhou, the 'Venice of the East' and the impressive walled city of Pingyao.
Nature is no shrinking wallflower in China either. Sail along the magnificent Yangtze past ancient imperial cities and through the spectacular Three Gorges, explore the ethereal karst landscape around Guilin or escape to the west for Yunnan's magnificent mountains, ancient towns and the majestic Tiger Leaping Gorge.
Trailfinders helps thousands of people plan their holidays to China every year and we have a dedicated team of destination specialists who are mines of information about the country, often with first-hand experience of travel here. Whether you want to explore the country with your own private driver or on a sociable tour, or simply want some advice on the best places to go – they are the perfect people to ask.
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WHERE TO GO IN CHINA
China is a vast country covering five time zones and each region boasts its own unique landscape and culture.
You could cover the highlights of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai in just over a week which would be a wonderful introduction to the country. Give yourself two weeks though and you could also take in the scenic delights of Yunnan and Guilin and perhaps include a fabulous Yangtze cruise, a trip to see Chengdu’s pandas or the water towns of Hangzhou and Suzhou.
Take a look at the guide below to discover further or give us a call if you are looking for some inspiration.
The Great Wall of China
The Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces
HOW TO GET AROUND CHINA
Exploring China with your own private car and driver is extremely popular. You can simply follow one of our classic itineraries or our specialist China team can put something tailormade together for you including flights and rail journeys.
Small group touring is also a sociable way to explore the country and we also can help you with luxury escorted group journeys too, great choices if you are travelling solo. There are some wonderful boats sailing the waters of the Yangtze River and it’s also worth considering an ocean going cruise to give you a taste of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Lastly don’t forget China as a stopover option. Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong are easily included in a flight to Australia or New Zealand.
OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN CHINA
We feature a wonderful range of accommodation in China, with something to suit all budgets.
Maybe you're looking for an authentic courtyard hotel in one of Beijing's historic neighbourhoods or a luxurious landmark property in the heart of Shanghai's Bund. Or perhaps it's a scenic lodge with the best views of the Longshen Rice Terraces or a chic retreat on the banks of the Li River in Yangshuo. We can help you with hotels, guesthouses and lodges all over the country.
Sunworld Dynasty Hotel
Sofitel Chengdu Taihe
The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai
Hyatt on the Bund
THINGS TO DO IN CHINA
As well as some incredible sights, China is also home to some wonderful experiences that will really help you get under the skin of the country.
One day you might be joining a cookery class in Yangshuo, the next enjoying a traditional acrobatic show in Shanghai. We can help you with walking tours of Beijing’s Hutongs, cycling tours of Shanghai, river cruises, authentic dining and classical entertainment.
Our collection of unmissable experiences will really help bring your holiday in China alive.
Walking Tour Through Beijing's Hutongs
The Great Wall - Jinshanling Section
Lesser visited section of the Great Wall
Shanghai City Tour
Yangshuo Cookery Class
Scenic Walk along the Yulong River
The Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
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