China is one of the world’s oldest civilizations—
a country of immense size and diversity. Visitors
are often surprised at how modern China
really is. Its vastness adds to the excitement
of planning a trip here.
The capital, Beijing, features royal gardens, ancient architecture and modern structures— and is the perfect gateway to the Great Wall. On the ancient Silk Road, Xi’an was once the capital of 13 dynasties. Hundreds of palaces and temples were built here, including the famous Tomb of Emperor Qin Shihuang, with its Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses. A city both ancient and modern, Nanjing has many places of interest, such as the Confucian Temple and the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum. China’s largest metropolis, Shanghai is a paradise for shopping and dining. Of course, no visit to China would be complete without a cruise on the stunning Yangtze River, with its renowned Three Gorges.