The world’s most populous country, China is home to hundreds of cities, including 65 with a population of over a million people. Each of these cities has evolved to offer its own unique atmosphere and culture. If you’re wondering where to go in China, you need to visit at least a couple of cities to see their differences and immerse yourself in their explosion of sights, sounds and smells. Here ar..
The Chinese tea ceremony is one of China’s most famous traditional customs, and for centuries has been integral to Chinese culture. Before you visit China, read on to find out everything you need to know about this ancient tradition as well as what to do if you take part in one. (more…)..
The cuddly giant panda is not only a national symbol of China but also their national animal. China is leading the way in preserving this wonderful species, which has been brought back from the brink of extinction, with numbers of giant pandas in China rising by almost 20% in the past decade. If you’re wondering where to see giant pandas in China, there are numerous places across the countr..
China is undoubtedly a culinary giant on the world stage, with Chinese food and restaurants enjoyed all over the world, especially here in the United Kingdom. What many people don’t know is that the food in China is quite different to what has become popular over here, with several well-known dishes being quite different to the real deal in China. Getting a taste of authentic Chinese food i..
Founded during the Western Zhou dynasty between 1041 BC and 771 BC, Pingyao is one of China’s best-preserved ancient cities. Awarded World Heritage Status in 1997, Pingyao is one of the stand-out highlights of our China tours from the UK. Although the city’s origins date back almost 3000 years, this exquisite walled town flourished during the Ming dynasty especially (between 1368 and 1644),..
The capital city of China, and one of the largest and liveliest cities in the world, Beijing is a don’t-miss destination. With our Very Best of China tour, you’ll be able to enjoy four nights in this spectacular city, with tours of Beijing’s most iconic locations included, as well as plenty of time to explore this city and take in the several remarkable sights at your leisure. But if you ha..
There is so much more to China than meets the eye, especially for those visiting China for the first time. For every bustling city like Beijing and Shanghai with their skyscraper skylines and millions of inhabitants; there are peaceful rice paddies, snow-topped mountains and even desert in other areas of the country. Add to that ancient history, rich cultural heritage and a cuisine unlike any othe..