A country so vast and dense it must be seen to be believed. Cities teeming with people give way to stunning landscapes, from Tibetan lakes to bamboo forests, mountains with temples teetering atop them and of course the Great Wall, twisting through the countryside. The local cuisines and markets will take you from peking duck to dumplings to noodles and beyond. China cheap flights have never been easier to find. The rise of Chinese airline carriers means travel deals can be readily found in and out of the country.
An incredibly well preserved collection of ancient Chinese buildings, this Unesco Heritage Listed site was home to two imperial dynasties, their concubines, eunuchs and servants.
Most Northern Chinese provinces will be within reach of a section of the Great Wall, China’s most famous architectural triumph.
5th century caves, inhabited by some 51,000 exquisite, exemplary works of Buddhist art.