China is simply too much – too vast, too busy, too complex to fit neatly into the space of a few words.
It is the massive stone wall spread along the spine of China; the little girl in the pink dress sitting on her grandfather’s lap in a Beijing park; the river that has carried a nation on its broad back; the utter rush of Shanghai and Hong Kong; and delicate songs of a Chinese opera.
For more than five centuries, emperors ruled from the magnificent Forbidden City with its 9,999 rooms. In distant southeast China, ordinary people crafted some 2,415 statues, paintings and 50,000 Buddhist scriptures, textiles and historic documents in the grottoes of Magao Caves over the course of a thousand years. An emperor created a red clay army of more than 7,000 soldiers, horses and chariots.
The country’s majestic legacy had been forged in the ancient water towns of Jiangnan and along the legendary Silk Road.
Tibet is a wealth of ancient palaces, rich religious history, temples and monasteries.
From momentous civilizations to phenomenal human achievements, China’s influence has been felt across the globe. What scale, what style, what an adventure!
Tibet: Legends of Shiva 21 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Recommended
Starting Price: $19,000
Explore the fabled city of Lhasa and mythic Mt. Kailash, holy to three great world religions.
Custom China Including Tibet Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Family Travel
Starting Price: $3,850
Travel the vast land from the Great Wall to Tibet.
China’s Canal Cities 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Family Travel
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Discover the historic Grand Canal, which originates in Beijing and is the longest canal, or artificial river, in the world. Enjoy authentic encounters as you explore a portion of the Great Wall first built in Northern Qi Dynasty (550-557DC) and take train journey to Zhanjiang on the lower Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province.
China: Legacy of the Uyghur 15 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Recommended
Starting Price: $8,950
Journey off the tourist track to the last station in China on the ancient Silk Road.
Kao Gu China 12 Days New Reality Interest(s): Family Travel
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Visit historic sites such as the Mogao and Thousand Buddha Caves on this journey.
China 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended
Starting Price: $7,430
Explore vivacious Shanghai, heritage rich Beijing, and traditional villages of Longsheng and Guilin.
China: Captivating Visions & Timeless Horizons 15 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Recommended
Starting Price: $7,100
Experience life in southern China on this journey named one of National Geographic Traveler's 2011 “50 Tours of a Lifetime.” Discover the China of centuries past and immerse yourself in the vibrant, modern culture of Shanghai.