With its language barrier, undulating energy, humongous population and apparent lack of space, a journey to China often ends up feeling tiring and stressful. The simplest way to ensure that you enjoy this fascinating country for all of its beauty and millennia-old culture, you need to ensure that you focus on specific areas and don’t try to add too many things into your itinerary. You will still have to jostle with millions of domestic and international tourists, but you will also be able to enjoy an intriguing and uplifting experience.
Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai are famous for their glitzy architecture and futuristic ambition, but it’s the natural beauty that should be one of your top priorities. From the beautiful mountain lakes of Tibet to the vast arid deserts of Inner Mongolia, from the fairy-tale islands surrounding Hong Kong to ancient forests, a trip to China always brings you closer to nature at its mesmerizing best.
Back to the Dawn of Civilization
China is the oldest continuous civilization on the planet. So don’t expect your trip to not include history and culture. The country has a habit of pulling out ancient artifacts at every turn, mystifying objects that often leave you spellbound and speechless. Expect those crumbling pieces of the Great Wall, misty temples and spectacular Buddhist caves to be a few things covered by you while in China.