Where to Visit in China: Complete Guide
Considering a holiday to China but not sure where to start? We guide you through the most important choices to help you decid…
Discover the singing sand dunes and ancient Buddhist art in this historic Silk Road and pilgrimage destination.
Located on the edge of the Taklamakan Desert, in a strategic point along the ancient Silk Road trading route, Dunhuang was once a major centre for cultural exchange, commerce and Buddhist pilgrimage. Such rich history remains evidenced in the nearby ancient passes and Mogao Caves, which number nearly 500 in total and span ten dynasties. Here we find perfectly-preserved Buddhist artwork and statues, dating back as far as the 4th century, which reveal the story of life along the Silk Road in ancient times. They are also known as the Thousand Buddha Caves, in reference to the vision witnessed by a monk and which is said to have prompted the start of the project.
Just outside Dunhuang are the remarkable Mingsha Sand Dunes, better known as the Singing or Echoing Dunes, where you can enjoy a camel ride into the desert. Perhaps the quintessential postcard view is that of Crescent Spring Lake, an idyllic oasis surrounded by the golden dunes and backed by a classic Chinese pavilion. It is particularly beautiful at sunset.
17 Nights from £3,982
Be inspired by stories of epic Imperial wonders and Shanghai's forest of towers on a tour full of cultural insights and magnificent landscapes
14 Nights from £3,784
Delve into China's Imperial past and hike the Great Wall away from the crowds. Discover Hong Kong beyond the skyscrapers and stand in awe at the iconic Terracotta Army
13 Nights from £3,991
Cruise through the Three Gorges landscape in 5* style, experience China's Imperial age wonders and go beyond the skyscrapers to uncover the real Shanghai
20 Nights from £5,271
Palaces of the Dalai Lama and Chinese emperors, baby pandas, the Terracotta Army and Hong Kong beyond the skyscrapers
15 Nights from £4,342
Buddhist monk debates, prayer flags fluttering below Himalayan peaks and the Dalai Lama's palaces on the Roof of the World
14 Nights from £4,668
Enjoy Yunnan's stunning landscapes and cultural experiences as you go behind the scenes on the old Tea Horse Road
14 Nights from £3,441
China by Bullet Train, with no internal flights. Enjoy Imperial wonders, classic gardens, ancient canals and spectacular mountains
7 Nights from £2,227
Explore Imperial palaces, hike the Great Wall of China and enjoy Hong Kong's exotic beaches and local markets
13 Nights from £3,166
Travelling to China with kids? We've an unforgettable China family adventure - the Great Wall, Terracotta Army, Pandas & Hong Kong!
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