China is a land of extremes, and is one of the most remarkable travel destinations on the planet. Comprising soaring mountain ranges, tropical beaches, thriving cities and spectacular ancient and modern architecture, it is certainly equipped to cater for its millions of yearly visitors.
With a history dating back over 6,000 years, this might explain the China’s ... More>reputation for being somewhat, 'culturally idiosyncratic'. China borders 14 nations, has a population of 1.34 billion (the biggest in the world) and can claim to have pioneered many of the innovations that make up the foundations of the modern world including paper, the compass, credit banking and gunpowder.
At its core China offers visitors a thrilling menu of experiences, whether hiking along the Great Wall, following the famous Silk Road, taking a cruise down the Yangtze River, or shopping for cheap secondhand goods to luxury designer products.
Popular recreational pursuits include golf, trekking, hiking, bike excursions (over 300 million people get around by bike here) and traditional Chinese wellness practices such as massage, acupuncture and Reiki healing.