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China In Depth Overview
- 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Get the complete experience of modern, rural and cultural China
Experience China In Depth on this tour that takes in the bright lights of big cities and the rural wonders of water towns, as well as plenty of bike riding, boat cruising and Great Wall traversing. From the sights of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Xi'an and Beijing to the natural beauty of Fenghuang, Hangzhou and the Three Gorges, discover the history and culture of China. Meet the local people, dine on traditional cuisine and delve into a country that's just waiting to reveal its true magic.
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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.
Set in one of China's most beautiful locations, Zhangjiajie is home to an amazing World Heritage-listed national park, which is filled with unique sky-rocketing pillars and twisting streams.
With green waters, ancient walls, stilted houses, and lantern-lit streets, Fenghuang (Phoenix Town) is a beautifully preserved ancient town guaranteed to enchant.
Located on the Yangzi River, Yichang is an important trading town and has been the site of many historic battles due to its strategic location. Named after the site of an ancient ferry crossing, the Yangzi River flows for 6,418 km and winds through a diverse range of China's landscapes.
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.
Blending 21st-century architecture with old-world character, Shanghai is the vibrant pulse of new China.
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.
The colours of Tibet can be seen on the streets of Xiahe, a celebrated town for Tibetans due to the Labrang Monastery and its stunning surrounding landscapes.
Greatly influenced by Tibetan culture, Tongren is famous for its Thankga art and the peaceful Longwu Monastery, which retains its authentic religious atmosphere.
The biggest city on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, Xining is a multi-ethnic city of 3 million people composed mainly of Han people, Chinese Muslims and Tibetans.
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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