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…
Shangri-La exhibits all the traits of Tibetan culture - barley cultivation, yaks, lamas, monasteries, butter tea and prayer flags.
Formerly known as Zhongdian, in 2001 the city was renamed to Shangri-La, after the mythical Himalayan utopia described by British author James Hilton. In the novel, Lost Horizon, the people here live in isolation from the outside world and are almost immortal, living years beyond the normal lifespan and only very slowly ageing. Today, this Shangri-La exhibits all the traits of Tibetan culture - barley cultivation, yaks, lamas, monasteries, butter tea and prayer flags - for a taste of the legendary region.
A short drive west of the city brings you to the Pudacuo National Park, with 20% of China's plant species and a third of its mammal and bird species, many of which are endangered, including the Black-necked cranes. North of the city is the beautiful Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan, home to around 600 monks.
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
Travelling to China with kids? We've an unforgettable China family adventure - the Great Wall, Terracotta Army, Pandas & Hong Kong!