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Holidays to China - As one of the earliest tour operators in the UK providing tours to this country, we are familiar with the true diversity of cultures and scenic attractions of the country. All tours are small group tours, well-paced and tailored to provide the magical and ultimate experience for our travellers, to capture the true beauty of this country. Click here - enter home page

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Places to visit on your holidays to China

Beijing - The Great Wall (Chang Cheng) - a symbol of Chinese genius. 6350km long and taking 2000 years to complete, it extends across northern China. "He who has not climbed up the Great Wall is no hero," a Chinese saying goes. Ming Tombs - the general name given to the mausoleums of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). The site has a high cultural and historic value because of its long history, palatial and integrated architecture.

Tiananmen Square - sits at the very heart of Beijing, measuring 40 hectares and can accommodate up to one million people. It is one of Beijing's most modern sites and largely Mao's concoction. This is not only the physical centre of China, but also the centre of power and politics. A must- see for travelers to Beijing.

Forbidden City - also called the Palace Museum which is in the heart of Beijing city, was the residence of the ancient rulers of China. Occupies 72,000sq km, the entry was forbidden to all but those on imperial business until 1911. The wall is 10 meters high and measures 760 meters from east to west and 960 meters from north to south. Inside the enclosure are 999.5 rooms. For more than 500 years, 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties lived in there.

The Temple of Heaven - built in 1420. China's most famous temple where emperors used to come to pray for a good harvest during the first lunar month of each year. It covers an area twice as big as that of the Forbidden City and actually is a royal garden with large tracts of wooded land but few buildings.

Summer Palace & Kunming Lake - the largest ancient preserved garden in China and a former summer retreat for Emperors. The site includes more than 100 ancient style pavilions, mansions, towers, halls, temples, bridges and an enormous clear water lake. Occupying an area of 290 acres, the Palace is as vast as it is spectacular. A rare chance in Beijing, to relax and escape the smoke and crowds of the city. Hou Hai - Young generation of Beijing citizens call Hou Hai 'a Paradise of the city', for it's romantic atmosphere created by the lake and the pubs and bars alongside.

A worthwhile place for a visit to see the Chinese culture mix with the west. Wangfujing Street & Donghuamen - has a history of more than 100 years. The street, which is less than one kilometer long, is lined with shops. The best-known shop is the Beijing Department Store. The Oriental Plaza, which is considered another miracle in Chinese architectural history, stands just by the south entrance of Wangfujing.

Beijing Roast Duck dish dates back to the Ming Dynasty, about 600 years ago. Almost every part of the duck (except the feathers) can be made into hot or cold dishes. This is called the "Complete Duck Feast". The duck head is usuallyfor the guest of honors, but if you cannot face it you do not have to eat it. Historical ancient city

Xian Army of Terracotta Warriors - The tomb of the first emperor who unified China and his huge terra-cotta army which were buried underground for 22 centuries were discovered in the 1970s. Over 10,000 individual pottery soldiers, archers and chariots stand in battle formation and looked fierce and real. The scale of the collection is very impressive and it is once in a lifetime visit to China.

Bell Tower - situated in the heart of the city, the tower was traditionally used to tell the time. Ancient City Walls is the most complete city wall that has survived in China. Fang Gu Street - a pedestrian street close to the Xian Musum. Shops alongside are built in ancient style and are gathered mainly for calligraphy interests. Stunning Scenery of Gui Lin & Yang Shuo Famous for its distinct mountain range and mild subtropical climate,

Guilin and Yangsuo are so often seen in Chinese paintings and films. Li River Cruise - the river passes an endless procession of peaks, water buffalo grazing and remote villages. The scenery is breathtaking. Reed Flute Cave - the thousands of years natural rocks form an extraordinary underground scenery. Fubo Hill - a pleasant little park that worth visiting to unwind. Cormorants fishing - a tradition in the olden days and livelihood for Chinese fishermen in the area. Natural Unspoiled Beauty of Gui Zhou Huang Guo Shu Waterfall - the largest waterfall in China set in a tropical forest. Unspoiled in beauty, it is the famous home of 'monkey', the mystical Monkey God who helped bring Buddhism to China. Ethnic minority villages & the Red Maple Lake - Guizhou is home to many minority tribes who's villages, dress and customs remain unchanged by China modernisation. Dragon Palace Caves - the natural beauty of this cave network is awesome.

Shangri-La Discovery - Yun Nan Kun Ming - Spring city where enjoy a mild weather all year around. Shilin - a huge collection of limestone pillars. Li Jiang old town - a beautiful shining jewel on the Northwest Yunnan Plateau neighbouring the Tibetan Plateau, and better known as "Shangri-La".. Lijiang is granted World Cultural Heritage status. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Black Dragon Pool - a breathtaking view. Metropolitan Shanghai Shanghai, 'the Pearl of the Orient' is a cosmopolitan city in China.

If you would like to see the modern China, Shanghai represents the best. The Bund - famous quay waterfront with ancient colonial buildings, modern towering skyscrapers over looking the mouth of the Yangtze. Yu Garden - Situated not far from the Bund, with old streets and tourists style antiques. Oriental TV Tower - On the banks of the Huangpu River, the tower was once the highest building in the city before Jinmao Building was completed. Jinmao Building - the tallest building in China, it is worthwhile to take the ultra fast elevator to the top to enjoy a bird view of the city. Inside the building there are various restaurants and bars and the Grand Hyatt hotel. Xin Tian Di & the French Quarter - a very charming and buzzing district. Visitors may feel that they are viewing the olden days of China but once stepped inside, the atmosphere reflects to a dynamic and characteristic new Shanghai. The south block of the Plaza shows you the modern architectures of today, where the north block preserved the old antique buildings with modern interior. Aside there are plenty restaurants provide international cousins, shops and pubs. Shanghai's Railway - many of our travellers requested to take the trip to the airport this way, after they saw it. You have to see to believe it.

China Venice Zhujiajiao Village About an hour drive from Shanghai, is the little known Venice of the East. The ancient water village has little changed for hundreds of years. Take a stroll through the village and it is also worthwhile to have a boat ride if you have time.

Suzhou gardens Suzhou, one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze basin, is well known for its numerous gardens such as Garden of the Master of the Nets. The temples are also worth a visit. About 2 hours drive from Shanghai, Suzhou is also a prosperous trading area of the silk industry in China.

Hangzhou is a city that once a prosperous place in the ancient China. It is famous for producing silkware and the scenery had been described by many Chinese ancient poets. Unfortunately, a little spoilt by locals due to popular tourism in recent years. West Lake - the famous site that often appears in ancient Chinese poems. The Lingyin Temple - the temple was built in 326AD and has been restored sixteen times. It holds the historical and traditional reputation of Chinese Temple.

Yangtze River Cruise - one of China's highlights that provides an unforgettable experience for travelling to China.

The Giant Panda Breeding Centre is the best place to see panda in Chengdu. The center is located on the mountain of Futoushan in the northern suburbs of the city.

Grand Buddha, the largest Buddha in China towering to over 70m.

Jiuzaigou Village - set in dazzling scenery, an area of lakes, mountains and waterfalls unspoiled by tourism. Road improvements are underway.

Mystical scenery of Tibet The Potala Palace was first built in the 7th century and was the home of successive Dalai Lamas. Tibet and prayer flags & ancient Buddhist temples.

The Silk Route The glorious ancient trade route from China into Central Asia.

Tropical Paradise in the South China Sea - Hainan Island Sanya Minority tribes, beautiful unspoiled San Ya beaches is off the south coast of China, the perfect place to relax in the sun all year round. It has hosted the past 2 Miss World competitions. Sanya also has many unique scenic spots, such as Dadonghai Bay, Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone, Luhuitou Park, Nantian Hot Spring, Yalong Bay, Wuzhizhou Island, offering the beautiful tropic views. The annual average temperature is 25C and the average temperature in winter is 20C.