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.