China Holidays

The country of China is one of the largest on the Asian continent. It has a rich and storied history and culture, a plethora of cultural sites and landmarks to visit, and a mind-boggling range of diversity in terms of geographic and climate features. 

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To fully cover all of the popular tourist destinations or sights to see in China could easily fill several volumes.  We’ll just mention  a few of the key attractions, which include:

  • Modern cities and cultural attractions in Beijing, Shanghai, and elsewhere
  • The Great Wall of China
  • The Forbidden City
  • Ancient capitals like Xi’an (including the Terracotta Army), Hangzhou, and Kaifeng
  • The Three Gorges Dam
  • Hainan Island
  • Many mountainous areas such as those in Anhui, Sichuan, and Hubei provinces
  • The Li River and surrounding area
  • Many cultural sites along the ancient Silk Road
  • Virtually uncountable museums, galleries, historical sites, ruins, examples of architecture, temples, memorials, and much more span the country

Let's not forget the amazing food on offer.  Taste the many delights of the chinese cuisine or delve into this culture futher by having cooking lessons,  Learn new cookery skills that can be continued back home whilst enetertaining friends and family.


In such a large and diverse land, there are many opportunities for those who prefer an active holiday to a tourist-site-heavy one. 

Beaches and swimming, snorkelling, scuba, and other aquatic activities are plentiful on Hainan Island, along with some impressive golf resorts. 

The numerous mountain regions of China are great for mountain climbing, as well as winter sports. 

Yabuli Ski Resort in Heilongjiang is the largest in the country. 

Hiking is a popular way to see the Great Wall, and many of the larger, outdoor sights to see require a great deal of walking anyway, so it’s a good match for hikers.  Some of the many nature preserves are great hiking spots – and who knows, you might see a panda or Siberian tiger, too! 

And of course, China has a bit of an obsession with bicycles, so for practical travel in and around cities, as well as touring more rural areas, cycling is definitely an option. 

Given the amount of rivers, lakes, streams, and other water features in China, it should come as no surprise that rafting, boating, and cruises are also very popular forms of recreation and tourism.  The Li River region is one of the most impressive areas for boating. 

Or, back on land, you can explore some of the many caves, both natural and man-made, in the country, including the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang – man-made caves over 1,000 years old with cultural artefacts and significance to Buddhism.

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