A holiday to China allows you to experience one of the oldest societies on the planet and one of the most forward-thinking nations of the modern world. This is a land where ancient sites built by powerful dynasties sit amid modern skyscrapers, soaring mountains shimmer against vast deserts, and rural villages lost in time contrast with fast-paced cities thirsting for global prestige. Among it all, well over a billion people converge with their numerous cultures, languages and cuisines.
Our specialists have explored all the country’s facets and can help tailor a trip to match your interests. You could walk along a lesser-known section of the fabled Great Wall of China, weave your way through frenetic city markets selling everything from jade trinkets to deep-fried locusts, learn about the lifestyles and traditions of some of China’s 56 minority cultures, or take in Shanghai’s cityscape from a swish rooftop bar.
These itineraries give you a starting point for what your trip to China could entail. They cover routes we’ve found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to China. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate China at its best.