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…
Hike between panoramic viewpoints of some of China's most spectacular mountain scenery on the Yellow Mountain.
Widely recognised as one of China's pre-eminent areas of natural beauty, Huangshan has inspired the work of some of the country's most noted painters and poets. The area's name literally translates as Yellow Mountain, a moniker given during the Tang Dynasty in the 8th century, although it is actually a series of powerful granite peaks, many rising over 1,000 metres into the air and above the almost permanent layer of cloud. Days here are spent following the designated walkways to reach panoramic lookout points and also learning about the historical significance of the region.
There are two ways to approach a visit to Huangshan. The easiest option is to stay two nights in Huangshan City, spending a full day exploring the mountain via the cable cars which whisk visitors to the top. The second option is to add in a night in between, staying in a hotel at the top. By doing so you will have the chance to hike up one side, see the spectacular sunrise in the morning and then hike back down the other path. This requires a fairly good level of fitness as the path up is quite steep, but it will take you away from the biggest crowds and give you a more intimate experience.
Huangshan can be easily reached by Bullet Train from Shanghai, Hangzhou or Beijing.
19 Nights from £3,982€3,679$4,575
Be inspired by stories of epic Imperial wonders and Shanghai's forest of towers on a tour full of cultural insights and magnificent landscapes
16 Nights from £3,784€3,452$4,298
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
15 Nights from £3,992€3,691$4,589
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
22 Nights from £5,271€5,162$6,380
Palaces of the Dalai Lama and Chinese emperors, baby pandas, the Terracotta Army and Hong Kong beyond the skyscrapers
16 Nights from £4,343€4,094$5,080
Buddhist monk debates, prayer flags fluttering below Himalayan peaks and the Dalai Lama's palaces on the Roof of the World
16 Nights from £4,668€4,469$5,536
Enjoy Yunnan's stunning landscapes and cultural experiences as you go behind the scenes on the old Tea Horse Road
15 Nights from £3,442€3,058$3,819
China by Bullet Train, with no internal flights. Enjoy Imperial wonders, classic gardens, ancient canals and spectacular mountains
10 Nights from £2,228€1,662$2,119
Explore Imperial palaces, hike the Great Wall of China and enjoy Hong Kong's exotic beaches and local markets
16 Nights from £3,167€2,742$3,434
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