Capital Beijing mixes modern architecture with historic sites such as the Forbidden City palace complex and Tiananmen Square. Shanghai is a skyscraper-studded global financial center. The iconic Great Wall of China runs east-west across the country’s north.The city of Xi’an has the Terracotta Army archaeological site featuring thousands of sculpted warriors from the 3rd century B.C. From Xi’an, the ancient Silk Road trade route runs west through Dunhuang, where the Mogao Caves house Buddhist sculptures and murals, and Kashgar, with its renowned Sunday Market. In the south are Yunnan’s dramatic canyon, Tiger Leaping Gorge, and the city of Guilin, known for its karst peaks and the Li River. Hong Kong is known for its shopping, Victoria Peak views and harbour side skyline. Remote Tibet is home to Mt. Everest and Potala Palace, the Dalai Lama’s former home.
Beijing has bequeathed us some of the finest remnants of China’s imperial past: the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace – any of which can compare the most significant royal sights in the world – not to mention the Great Wall of China, just one-and-a-half hours’ drive from downtown. It has so much more to offer than just tourist sites: great food, great markets, the best kungfu show and much more. It is also the country’s best centre for information technology. China Highlights now offers you opportunities to experience the authentic city, talk to the people and make your trip the trip of a lifetime.
Shanghai a booming megalopolis mixing East and West, ancient and modern. One finds the perfect blend of cultures, the modern and the traditional, and the western and the oriental. New skyscrapers and old Shikumen together draw the skyline of the city. Western customs and Chinese traditions intertwined and formed the city’s culture, making a visitor’s stay memorable. Known as the ‘Oriental Paris’, Shanghai is a shopper’s paradise. There are various bustling commercial streets and shopping centres waiting for the shopaholic. Shanghai is fascinating for night owls. The Bund is an absolute must for visitors. The rippling Huangpu River, characteristic buildings on the west bank and extraordinarily futuristic skyscrapers on the east bank all become more enchanting adorned in sparkling coloured lights at night. A night cruise on the Huangpu River is highly recommended.
Guilin is China’s most picturesque region and has long been one of the world’s most famous travel destinations. Its breathtaking scenery has attracted many famous poets and artists for thousands of years. Artists are able to find inspiration from the Karst Mountains and the unsurpassed beauty of the Li River. Today Yangshuo’s nightlife has sprung up to keep pace with contemporary China. You can still catch a glimpse of Guilin’s yesteryears in the countryside where it has been and continues to be home to many ethnic minority groups. Every corner you look is picture postcard perfect! It is truly impossible to take a bad photo.
It is made up of four parts: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. The prosperous island is the centre of economy, politics, entertainment and shopping with its southern part noted for sea shores and bays. Kowloon is another flourishing part where Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok are the most popular destinations. The New Territories and Outlying Islands are ideal places to experience a peaceful and natural holiday. The tourist attractions here are Victoria harbour, Avenue of stars, Disney Land, Ocean park, Madame Tassauds, Wong Tai Sin Temple.