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China Adventure Overview
Discover the spirit of cultural China on this iconic adventure
As China leaps into the 21st century it is still possible to meander through peaceful villages and meet local farmers working their fields. This adventure tour offers the richness of past dynasties, historic highlights such as the Great Wall in Beijing and the Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an, alongside up-to-the-second experiences in ultra-modern cities. Bask in the bright lights of Hong Kong, delight in the sublime beauty of the Yangshuo countryside and spend the night in a monastery in the Emei Mountains. Take it all in - these wonderful contradictions offer the true spirit of China.
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A British colony until 1997, Hong Kong's cityscape is spectacular and its modern fast-paced life is only minutes from picturesque islands and beaches.
With karst peaks looming and the Li River gently running alongside, Yangshuo's scenery is glorious and its town is a great place to relax and explore China's countryside.
Verdant Chengyang is famed for its bridges, especially the exquisite Wind and Rain Bridge, and is the home of the Dong people.
Chengdu has plenty of traditional flavour with its famous tea houses, numerous markets and as the home of Sichuan cuisine, known the world over for its spiciness.
Home to the world's largest outdoor Buddha, which took 90 years to carve, Leshan is a small city situated at the confluence of three rivers. Emei Shan is one of the holiest places in China. At just over 3000 m high, this mountain has been a centre of pilgrimage for over 1800 years.
As the start of the ancient trading route the Silk Road and an imperial centre for 2,000 years, Xi'an has a fascinating history and rich cultural sites to discover.
Beijing has a long and colourful history and this rapidly modernising city is an amazing whirl of ancient sites, modern buildings, bicycles, people, shops and eateries.
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