China is the world’s third largest country by territory, and has the largest population, with over 1.4 billion people. It is also one of the oldest civilisations on the planet, with its history dating back over 5,000 years. This vast and fascinating land is a place of contrasts: futuristic cities such as Shenzhen and Shanghai give way to breathtaking natural scenery and fascinating historical sites. Any trip to China will undoubtedly be an explosion on the senses. Its unique cultural treasures such as the imposing Great Wall of China, majestic Forbidden City and Terra Cotta Warriors of Xian provide a veritable utopia for historians. Its cuisine is hugely diverse, and will awaken inquisitive tastebuds: from southern China’s delicate dumplings to the fiery hot dishes of the north, and comforting hotpots popular throughout the country, there will be something for everyone here. The landscapes differ to such an extent that one could be confused into believing they are experiencing several completely different countries in one. From the dazzling blue waterfalls of Jiuzhaigou to the avatar national park of Zhangjiajie and the dusty Silk Road, the destinations are endless and will capture the imagination of all who experience this intriguing land.
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