From the neon lights of Shanghai’s
Pudong area to the cutting edge
ingenuity of its high-speed trains,
there’s a confidence in the China
of today that belies the many
struggles and challenges that
it has overcome in its rise to
global prominence. Modern China
is certain to impress and inspire.
To gain a true appreciation of all
that it has to offer, you’ll need to
delve beneath its often brash,
modern exterior – to the colourful,
and sometimes even profound,
China that lies within. There’s
simply no better way to do this
than to explore the many incredible
sensual experiences that make this
land so unique.
Immerse yourself in the Peking Opera
and the other wonderful traditional
music you’ll encounter. You’ll
soon discover that, even with your
eyes closed, China is quite unlike
anywhere else. Visit small historic towns and
explore the vast Forbidden City and
Lhasa’s magnificent Potala Place.
Marvel at the sight of Xi’an’s mighty
army of Terracotta Warriors. China is renowned for its unique,
world-class cuisine and you’ll be
given every opportunity to take
full advantage. From dumpling
dinners to specially organised hot
pot lunches, Peking duck to dim
sum, you’ll find the food every bit
as adventurous as the itineraries. Take in the vistas of the Great
Wall of China and the Gobi Desert.
Marvel at the magnificent karst
pillars of Yangshuo and Zhangjiajie.
Gaze at the pristine alpine
lakes and scenery in Lijiang and
Jiuzhaigou, and the sculpted cliffs
of the inimitable Three Gorges.