Discover the Real China with China Tour
No. 1 The Great Wall
As a Chinese saying goes, “He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man.” The Great Wall is one of the major symbols of China. Spotted from the space, the Great Wall is both tough and elegant.
The construction of the Great Wall can be traced back to 9 BCE and was aimed at the fortification of the north against marauders, which is a fitting symbol of certain perennial Chinese traits: diligence, massive manpower, ambitious vision, and engineering skill. The Great Wall is a must-see for you to experience China and learn about ancient China.
Badaling Great Wall
Admission Fee: 45RMB, or 85 (Badaling Great Wall plus cinema)
Open Time: 6:30-19:00(high season), 7:00-18:00(low season)
How to Get there: Take coach bus in downtown for about 1 hour. The coach bus starts at east Qianmen Lou in the morning. (Round-way fare: 90RMB)
1> If you travel alone, don’t believe the tour guide on coach bus.
2> A bottle of water around Great Wall is more expensive so that you should buy water beforehand in downtown.
Mutianyu Great Wall
Admission Fee: 20RMB to 45RMB
Open Time: 8:00-16:00
How to get there: Take Bus No.936 (7:00 or 8:00) at Dongzhi Gate
1> It is steep at Mutianyu Great Wall so you should be very careful
2> If you plan to stay overnight, please take the thick coat and some food.
Jiankou Great Wall
Admission Fee: 20RMB Open Time: 7:00-17:00
How to get there: Take Bus No.916 to Huairou and then rent mini-bus to Jiankou Great Wall.
No.2 Forbidden City
Forbidden City is an enormous palace which is the be-all and end-all of dynastic grandeur with the large halls, splendid gates, and ancient relics. With so much history, legends, and magnificent ancient buildings, the Forbidden City is famous as one of the top 5 palaces in world together with the White House in America, Versailles Palace in France, Buckingham Palace in England, and the Kremlin in Russia.
From the imposing halls to dazzling art collections, you can learn more about the life of 24 emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties and ancient Chinese history.
Admission Fee: 60RMB (low seasons), 40RMB (high season)
Open Time: Tickets are begun to sell at 8:30 and stopped to sell at 16:00 in high season while in low season the time of selling tickets is from 8:30 to 15:40
No.3 Yangtze River Cruise
Originating from the world’s third pole – the high-altitude Qinghai-Tibet Plateau – the Yangtze River is the longest river in China and surges dramatically west-east across the nation before pouring into the Pacific Ocean. To enjoy the imposing and attractive view along the river, you can choose to take the Yangtze River cruise to take a seat and leisurely watch the drama unfold.
No.4 China Cuisines
Trying local cuisines is a must-do for travelers. Your first impressions for where you happen to be staying in China is quite possibly via you taste buds. China has eight cuisines including Shangdong, Guangdong, Sichuan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujiang and Anhui cuisines. Each is characterized by the Chinese tradition“南甜北咸东辣西酸”or “sweet in the south, salty in the north, hot in the east and sour in the west.”
No.5 the Silk Road
The Silk Road is very familiar with many foreign tourists because the Silk Road in ancient times connected China with other Eurasian countries. Although there are some Silk Road destinations in other countries like Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, it is in China where you can really get the feeling of stepping on the actual “Silk Road” because China was the starting point of Silk Road. Riding a camel like ancient traders or travelling by bus is a great way to experience the view and customs town by town along the Silk Road.
No.6 Terracotta Army
The Terracotta Warriors are one of the most extraordinary archaeological discoveries in China. Located in Lintong, Xian, Terracotta Army are life-sized figures lined up in battle formation. It is a fact that no two of them are alike and every single one of them bearing a distinct expression. Gazing at these superb faces brings the ancient Qing army alive.
No.7 Enjoy the view of Guilin
Guilin not only attracts many domestic visitors but also a number of foreign tourists with its tranquility and dramatic scenery. There is a famous saying like this: “桂林山水甲天下” (means scenery in Guilin is the most beautiful under heaven). Guilin mesmerizes numerous worldwide travel-addicts annually. The breathtaking scenery, azure blue sky, crystal clean water, crisp fresh air, rolling hills, wired caves and beautiful rocks would be a great feast to your eyes.Travel to Guilin and immerse yourself in the captivating scenery heartily.
No.8 Shangri-la – the place close to the Heaven
Located in the Diqing Tibetan Atonomous Prefecture of Yunnan, Shangri-la means moon and sun in heart in Tibetan language. With holy snow mountain, deep valley, peaceful lakes, clustered cows and sheep,mirrored sky and magnificent temples, Shangri-la is the holy land for Tibetan Buddhism and the paradise on the earth. The main attractions in Shangri-la includes Ganden Sumtseling Gompa, Dukezong Old Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge and the area around the Shangri-la.
Lhasa, with meaning “the Sacred Land” or “Buddha place” in Tibetan, is visited by numerous foreign visitors every year. In Lhasa, the colour, humour and religious devotion of the immensely likeable
Tibetan people is a highlight for travellers in Tibet. As one of the best Asia’s old towns, Lhasa is one of the most imposing place to explore. In travelers’ eyes, Lhasa is a Buddhist city so if you want to learn more about this city, you should visit its monasteries like Potala Palace,Drepung Monastery,Jokhang Temple and Sera Monastery.
No.10 French Concession, Shanghai
Shanghai is a best blending city of the old and modern elements and western and Chinese cultures and constructions. French Concession is a such district where many typical western buildings stand. Starting with French Concession, the epicentre of food, fashion and fun, you can experience the essence of this city, Shanghai.