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China Holidays

China is a vast country of remarkable contrasts and diversity, from high-tech high-rise cities which are filled with western luxury goods and which are driving the tiger economy, to rural villages where rice paddies are tended by hand and where the last several centuries appear not to have happened.  With 5,000 years of history and culture, and some of the world's most iconic sights, China holidays should be on everyone's list at least once.

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But where to go, within such a huge country?  The political and cultural heart of the country and its capital city for the last 800 years, Beijing should not be missed - the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the remarkable Great Wall of China, and so much more. Cosmopolitan Shanghai, the nation's largest city and the 'Paris of the East', captures the essence of modern China: towering skyscrapers, French-style delis, plenty of seriously top-end shopping, and plenty to interest an historian, particularly the fascinating Shanghai Museum and the nearby beautiful garden city of Suzhou.  

Xi’an is home to the astonishing life-size Terracotta Warriors, all 8000 of them, dating back to the 3rd century BC and each individually hand-crafted and quite different from the rest.  Don't forget Guilin's famous limestone karsts and perfect watercolour scenery, or the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Centre.

With our expert knowledge, the team here at Asia Odyssey can help plan your holidays to China and ensure that we create a trip to really suit your preferences and requirements and make it a holiday to remember.
Although perhaps less visited by travellers, Western China is not short of sights and treasures in its own right.  In particular, Tibet stands alone as a remarkable destination, with the Potala Palace a major highlight.  Further north, the legendary Silk Route passes through the small central Asian market town of Kashgar.  South West China is home to many minority ethnic groups, and the province of Yunnan is set against a backdrop of picture perfect rice fields and cascading waterfalls.  Here the historical and diverse city of Lijiang is very much worth a visit.
 
The dazzling metropolis of Hong Kong, which was handed back to China by the British in 1997, retains many colonial British influences and blends east and west in its own unique and fascinating way.  Take the iconic Star Ferry across Victoria Harbour and the Peak Tram up to Victoria Peak for breathtaking views over the harbour and Kowloon; pick up some knick knacks in Stanley Market and take a harbour trip on a junk; wander around the bustling alleys of Kowloon and Central and don't miss some fantastic street food from one of Hong Kong's famous dai pai dongs!
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