China Travel Guide

A mixture of ancient traditions and high-tech modern cities, China is a sleeping dragon that is now emerging from centuries of isolation. Visit the vibrant cities of Shanghai and Beijing and explore multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites. China’s top attractions include Beijing’s Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, the Terracotta Warriors of X’ian and the great gorges of the Yangtze River.

China is a vast land with unique experiences to offer its visitors. Make the most of its many internal flights in order to see all the best bits.

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Whether you want to cruise the Yangtze river or take iconic photos of the Great Wall our Asia Experts can include exciting experiences and excursions in your tailor made China holiday.

Things to do in China

  • Walk along part of the Great Wall of China
  • Explore the Forbidden City in Beijing
  • Visit the iconic Army of Terracotta Warriors in Xian
  • Cruise the along Yangtze River enjoying dramatic scenery
  • Visit the unique Temple of Heaven Park
  • Enjoy the parks and lakes of Summer Palace
  • See pandas at a conversation centre near Chengdu
  • Tour the Three Gorges Dam
  • Visit Shibaozhai with its impressive wooden pagoda
  • See China of the past in the ancient canal town of Zhujiajiao

Getting There

Due to the vastness of China and its cities, travelling between places is easiest by flying.

By Air – Flights from the U.K. to Beijing take around 10 hours, whereas Shanghai is around 11 hours and 30 minutes. Shanghai to Xian is 2 hours 40 minutes and Xian to Beijing takes 2 hours 10 minutes.

Combine With

You can combine a China tour with city stays in Beijing or Shanghai for a fabulous China experience. Or you can add Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam or any other Asia destination.

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