Where to Visit in China: Complete Guide
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A quintessential Chinese walled city, whose streets are lined with authentic Qing and Ming era architecure.
The ancient city of Pingyao was once one of the most prosperous in China, having been the country's economic heartland - the equivalent to Shanghai today - during the Qing dynasty. Today it remains relevant due to its historical importance, its ancient city walls and for the centuries-old typical Ming and Qing era houses, which line South Street. As well as admiring the wonderfully-preserved traditional architecture, you can browse antique and handicraft shops, visit the grand pavilions of the sacred City God Temple and see China's very first bank. Nearby places of interest include Shuanglin Temple and the Wang Family Compound.
Pingyao can be reached via high speed Bullet Train from Xi'an or Beijing, journey times of around two and a half and four hours respectively. It makes for a highly rewarding two night extension to a trip between these two cities.
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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