Fortunately nowadays China opened the gates for the world, so we can discover the endless treasures of its gifted land and multi-millenary history enjoying spectacular China holidays.
Speaking about the grandeur of China, did you know that in 1405 AD imperial China organized a sea expedition of 317 ships and 28000 crewmen and was by far the biggest naval power in the world? Some historians pretend that they even discovered America. However, the Chinese stopped their expeditions around 1430 and remained in a long state of isolation which lasted for many centuries.
And you can find out thousands of historic facts that are absolutely overwhelming about the Chinese people who invented the silk, the gun powder, the paper, the astronomic instruments and a lot of other things that actually changed the world.
Choosing your tour
Let’s speak of the practical things. First, China is pretty far away both from Europe or America, so if you consider going there, indulge yourself with a complete tour experience instead of just going to one or two places and then come home. Wendy Wu China Holidays are perfect for people who want to see a lot of attractions and enjoy themselves at the same time.
Second, China covers an immense area of land and it’s pretty different from the rest of the globe, given its specific culture and form of government. That said, it is highly advisable to go there only on tours organized by very experienced companies.
There are a few things obligatory to take into account when choosing a tour operator: they must have an extensive experience so as to offer only verified services, they must ensure you have good access to the main attractions and local guides that will accompany you on your way through the huge territory, they must take care of obtaining your visa. And don’t forget about the comfort either, as you will be traveling a lot of days and you don’t want to be carried by some small or overcrowded vehicles where you can barely move your feet. Wendy Wu China Tours are one such operator.
So think of your Chinese adventure as a once in a lifetime experience, and choose an all inclusive tour.
Some places have an overwhelming historical and religious importance and have no equivalence in any other civilization: the Forbidden City in Beijing which was the house of the imperial families for centuries, the Terracotta Army of 8000 warriors, 130 chariots and 670 horses buried along with the emperor Qin Shi Huang around 210 BC, the biggest statue of Buddha in the world finished in 907 AD and measuring 71 meters in height and 28 meters in width, and the famous Great Wall meandering on the high mountain slopes.
The big cities
You should not miss the major metropolises of Beijing, Shanghai and Xian which had a bursting growth over the past three decades and display the incredible economic power of the Chinese people. The energy in the atmosphere and the diversity of leisure and entertainment opportunities are amazing. Also, these cosmopolitan urban areas offer you the chance to purchase charming goods found nowhere else in the world, at a very good price.
Nature and ancient tradition
The picturesque nature will fulfill you with its splendor on the course of the Yangtze River, cutting its way through the rock of mountains and creating some of the wildest canyons in the world, and landscapes are teeming with wildlife, especially some very rare species like the panda bears. Looking for more adventure, you can climb on the Tibetan Plateau and breathe its pure air or even camp at the foot of Everest Mountain itself.
Let’s not forget to get a glimpse on the ancient traditions by visiting some charming villages spread across remote valleys which may share with you their simple and meaningful human experience, and also by getting to the monasteries of the Buddhist monks.