China is a vast Eastern empire with a 5,000 year old civilisation. Some cities are crammed with the skyscrapers while there are some parts of China that still look like a part of their ancient culture. The theme parks in Hong Kong and the Terracotta army in Xian are poles apart in every way imaginable. So, don’t get lost into the gigantic country. Eyes on the prize, right?
Begin your trip with the must-visit cities in China like Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Guilin, Suzhou and Xian. Sandwiched between the skyscrapers and the shopping malls, Shanghai has the 10th century Buddhist monastery, the Chinese gardens and the melting pot of multi-ethnic cultures. Hong Kong is the eastern capital of indulgence with the theme parks, the spas and the humongous shopping malls. On the other hand, Beijing is the political hobnob with the Olympic village, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Ming Tombs.
The Chinese cities can seem endless. But, the countryside is just as beautiful. Take a walk on the Great Wall of China. Explore the local Chinese and Buddhist temples. Walk through the real Chinese history as you stroll through the Shanghai museum but don’t forget to check out the modern architecture flattering the Shanghai skyline. Guangxi and Guizhou provinces boast their limestone peaks and the lush green rice paddies that create a picturesque view. You can check out first emperor’s Terracotta warriors in Xian, Buddhist caves of Dunhuang and the great Taklamakan desert. Take a train to Tibet – the roof of the world; to witness the Himalayan glory and the chief residence of Dalai Lama.
Most of the travellers arrive in China with cocky confidence about the Chinese food. But, in reality the cuisine differs greatly compared to your local takeaway and is a complex experience; in flavour, recipe and experience. So, be careful and watch what you eat – whether you are eating street food in the city or a Chinese delicacy in a gourmet restaurant. The eight cuisines in china are considerably different; you must try a bit of every cuisine. Try sour carp, Jiuzhuan Dachang and Dezhou Chicken from Shandong Cuisine. Take a bite of inling salted dried duck, crystal meat, clear crab shell meatballs, Yangzhou steamed Jerky strips and triple combo duck of Su Cuisine. Chinese cuisine is a gastronomic delight, if you choose it as per your palette.
Though, China is not the most popular adventure travel destination, your thirst for the adrenaline rush will be quenched. Go kite boarding in Fujian and hiking in Himalayan mountain range of Tibet; which houses the snowy summits like Mount Everest. Dive into the enormous abyss of Thousand Island Lake of Zhejiang and take a look at the dormant ancient city – Lion City that lies on the floor of the lake. You can go mountain biking in Yunan, surfing on the Hainan beaches and go skiing on the 2,500 metre high Jade Dragon Piste.
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