Liberally scattered with inspiring landscapes and iconic monuments, China’s rich cultural heritage provides a matchless backdrop to this classic journey. Taking in some of the most famous treasures of the Song, Ming and Qing dynasties, including eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, we’ll journey across a land steeped in over 2,500 years of history.
Beginning in Beijing, our adventure takes us from the vast expanse of Tiananmen Square to the crumbling ramparts of the Great Wall, as we enjoy the sights and sounds of China’s bustling capital. From here we head for Xi’an, to stand before the imposing majesty of the Terracotta Warriors, before moving on to rural Anhui province to hike in the spectacular Yellow Mountains (Huangshan) and explore the historic village of Hongcun.
After an introduction to Hangzhou’s tea culture, we’ll travel on to captivating Suzhou, famous for its classical gardens and silk weaving. Journey’s end then sees us in Shanghai, one of the most cosmopolitan cities anywhere in Asia, where we will have time to wander along its famous waterfront and enjoy the treasures of its exceptional museum before we head home.
China: Land of Dragons and Emperors
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