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China Encompassed Overview
The complete experience of modern, rural and cultural China
Bright lights and big cities, rural retreats and water towns, bike riding and boat cruising, the Great Wall and giant pandas - this China Encompassed trip has all bases covered. From the sights of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Xi'an and Beijing to the simple 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 just waiting to be explored.
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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 green waters, ancient walls, stilted houses, and lantern-lit streets, Fenghuang (Phoenix Town) is a beautifully preserved ancient town guaranteed to enchant.
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.
Hangzhou is home to beautiful temples, the revered West Lake and is one of China's most popular destinations.
Blending 21st-century architecture with old-world character, Shanghai is the vibrant pulse of new China.
With nine rivers and alleys joined by old stone bridges, Xitang is a unique water town with narrow, maze-like streets, antique temples and atmospheric waterways.
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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