- Flight Time: 12 Hours
- Time Zone: UTC +8:00
- Best Time to Travel: October - December
China is a vast and wondrous land that is steeped in history and tradition. It is the most heavily populated country on Earth that has seen rapid change and growth over the past decade. Today, the country combines the modern cities of Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai with the tranquil beauty of its many provinces that haven't changed for centuries.
Without a doubt, China has some of the world’s most spectacular, jaw-dropping natural sights. If you like mountains, China has the Himalayas Range — home to Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. Take a river cruise down the Yangtze or through the gorgeous karst topography of the Li River. While you’re there, check out the postcard-perfect rice terraces nearby that have been farmed for thousands of years.
Other destinations are testament to the power and glory of China’s past. Soak in the extraordinary Forbidden City, where China’s emperors lived for over 500 years. Then take a drive to see the Great Wall of China as it snakes thousands of miles across the country. And no trip to China is complete without seeing the ancient Terracotta Army, built over two thousand years ago.
Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Xian and Hongkong are the five best known tourist cities in China and offer all travellers a fascinating insight to this vast and fascinating country.
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