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You could spend weeks, if not months or even years, in Beijing and still not do it justice. No other city in China, and few in the world, offers so many must-see attractions. Beijing is as compelling as it is complex; a capital of exhilarating...
Chengdu Panda Breeding Centre
What is it about Pandas? These cute creatures have an effect on people that only the most flint-hearted could resist. Whatever it is, for anyone visiting Chengdu in Sichuan, a trip to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base is an absolute must...
The ‘Terracotta Army’, only discovered in 1974 and considered to be the Eighth Wonder of the World, is an entire army of life-size terracotta soldiers and horses which had lain buried and hidden for over 2,000 years.
Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, lies in the centre of China’s capital Beijing. Closed to the outside world until 1925, it is one of the most astonishing and unmissable tourist attractions in the world.
With a population of some 24 million, Shanghai is not only the biggest city in China, it is also one of the most populous and prosperous places on the planet. Situated on the delta of the Yangtze river, Shanghai is a beguiling blend of...
Great Wall of China
Winding across deserts, grasslands and mountains and stretching over 13,000 miles, the Great Wall of China is one of mankind’s greatest engineering feats and a must-see for any visitor to China.
Way back in the 13th century, explorer Marco Polo opined that Hangzhou was "the finest, most splendid city in the world… where so many pleasures may be found that one fancies oneself to be in Paradise."
The Li River and its surrounding countryside is what you might call ‘chocolate-box’ China. The serene waterway and its tributaries flowing lazily through verdant countryside, flanked by a procession of jutting karst peaks with bizarre names and...
In terms of unmissable Beijing sights, the Summer Palace is right up there with the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. It can shock the senses of even the most saturated tourist. This huge expanse of Qing-style pavilions, bridges, walkways and gardens...
Tiananmen Square is one of the largest public squares in the world (though strictly speaking, it’s actually a rectangle, 800 metres x 500 metres). As the ‘front door’ to the Forbidden City, it has a historical, cultural and political significance that...
You don’t have to look far beneath the surface of the modern, noisy version of this city to discover thousands of years of history. Today, visitors come from all over the world, many of them with just one objective – to see Xi'an’s most famous and....