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    Locations in Beijing

    China is a huge and astounding country, almost daunting in its size and variation, but it promises a fascinating and eye-opening holiday to inquisitive travellers. Cities such as Beijing and Shanghai fuse fast-paced modernity with imperial and colonial splendor, Xi'an contains the formidable army of Terracota Warriors, Yunnan has truly soul-stirring scenery for trekking, Sichuan province holds endless culinary treats, while the fabled lake city of Hangzhou is ideal for a romantic escape.

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    Beijing

    Shanghai may signify China's future and Xi'an its past, but Beijing serves as the best experience of China's present. It...

    Chengdu

    Chengdu is a modern metropolis set on the west end of the fertile Sichuan Basin, a region commonly fought over...

    Dali

    Tucked between Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake, Dali is a Ming-era town that has retained much through the ages. Much...

    Guilin

    Wedged between Guangdong, central China, Yunnan and the Gulf of Tonkin, Guangxi is a diverse mix of cultures and ethnic...

    Gyantse

    Gyangtse, located in the Nyang-chu Valley, is famed for its stupa - the largest and most impressive in all of...

    Hangzhou

    Though Zhejiang may be one of China's smallest provinces, it is filled with some of the most stunning scenery in...

    Harbin

    Popularly known as the ‘Ice City’, Harbin is the capital of Heilongjiang Province in northeast China with a population of more...

    Hong Kong

    This is hands down one of the most exciting and alive cities in Asia. Even if it's your first time...

    Jinhong

    Located in the far south of the Yunnan province, Jinghong was the historical capital of the former Tai kingdom of...

    Kaifeng

    While Kaifeng is today a small city by Chinese standards, being home to nearly 5 million, the city is believed...

    Kunming

    Markedly more cosmopolitan, modern and crowded than the rest of Yunnan, the provincial capital of Kunming remains very laid back,...

    Lhasa

    Lhasa is the capital of Tibet and one of the highest cities in the world at 3,600 metres. For centuries...

    Lijiang

    Located in Yunnan province and is regarded as the Venice of the Orient with its dizzying array of water canals,...

    Longsheng

    The jewel of Longsheng is the Dragons Backbone Rice Terraces (longji titian), a group of large-scale rice terraces built into...

    Luoyang

    Many dynasties ruled China from the capital cities of Luoyang and Kaifeng in Henan, which along with the neighbour ring...

    Pingyao

    Picture an archetypal Chinese city 500 hundred years ago with imposing rampart walls, red paper lanterns, gracefully sweeping roofs, grand...

    Ringha

    The valley of Ringha is in south western China, sandwiched between Tibet, Myanmar and Sichuan Province. This part of Yunnan...

    Shanghai

    Before Shanghai became the buzzing metropolis it now is, it was a mere backwater fishing village. The destiny and fortunes...

    Shangri-La

    The name Shangri-La immediately evokes peace and tranquility, and it does not disappoint. Once a small village, Shangri-La has developed...

    Shaxi

    Until the middle of last century, the village of Shaxi flourished thanks to its position on the Ancient Tea and...

    Shigatse

    Shigatse is Tibet's second-largest town and the traditional capital of Tsang province. It has long been an important trading and...

    Tianjin

    Sitting at the confluence of multiple rivers is Tianjin, an industrious port city with origins dating back to the dawn...

    Tingri

    The area of Tingri (split into old and new Tingri - a 40 minute drive apart) is a photogenic spot...

    Tsedang

    The town of Tsedang, 183km southeast of Lhasa, is a good base from which to explore the Yarlung Valley and...

    Xi'an

    One thing springs to mind when you hear of Xi'An - The Terracotta Army. We were completely blown away when...

    Yangshuo

    Yangshuo is a small county in southern China full of what you want to do in China: eat fantastic food,...

    Zhangmu

    Zhangmu is a busy border town between Tibet and Nepal with lots of hustle and bustle. It's situated in a...

    Urumqi

    The burgeoning capital of XinjiangProvince, Urumqi has the largest Uighur community on earth and despite being a large city, this...

    Kashgar

    Kashgar is most famed for it's Sunday Bazaar which has been running in some form since the city's first written...

    Turpan

    Built around a fertile oasis in the Taklamakan desert southwest of Urumqi, Turpan receives unparalleled sunlight and is renowned for...

    Dunhuang

    Nestled deep in the eastern reaches of the Taklamakan desert, Dunhuang was once a byword for remoteness. The new airport...