China Tours & Holidays

Come for the Great Wall and stay for the dim sum. This is China, loud and proud.

The Terracotta Warriors, Forbidden City, the giant panda and the flowing Yangzi – China is home to some of the world’s most remarkable places. And as you venture deep into the cityscapes from Shanghai to Beijing, float past Yangshuo's limestone karsts and explore the tranquil monasteries in Emei Shan and Lhasa, you’ll be struck by how diverse this land can be. The rich tapestries of history, the charm of local villagers, the diversity of regional culinary traditions and sublime natural beauty, all coming together to create an experience like nothing else. Welcome to China – one of the world’s oldest and most enduring cultures; all yours to explore.

China at a glance

  • CAPITAL CITY

    Beijing (population approximately 21.5 million)

  • POPULATION

    Approximately 1.4 billion

  • CURRENCY

    Renminbi (CNY)

  • LANGUAGE

    Mandarin, Cantonese and many other dialects

  • TIME ZONE

    (GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi

  • CALLING CODE

    +86

  • ELECTRICITY

    Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin) Type C (European 2-pin) Type I (Australian/New Zealand & Chinese/Argentine 2/3-pin)

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