Posted by on February 24, 2016

China is among this month’s featured destinations in the 2016 Travel Planner issue of Destinations Travel Magazine.

yunnan_kunming_dali_lijiang_chinaChina is the size of the USA or Europe and is one of the four great ancient civilizations. It remains an enormous, mysterious, and beautiful land; China offers foreign visitors so much to see and explore from the Great Wall to the Yellow Mountains… and beyond.

China has a vast amount to offer tourists: attractions galore — spectacular scenery, exotic culture, rich in history, and all with the buzz of activity and change that makes it the fastest developing country in the world.

China is a ‘bucket-list destination for many reasons.

It provides travelers an opportunity to take in a culture that’s vastly different from their own. Here they can walk through the rooms that housed ancient emperorsKinija in the Forbidden City in Beijing and stand with the Terracotta warriors in Xi’an.

Hikers can take on the adventure of the Great Wall of China. Sections of the Wall vary in terrain ensuring an enjoyable hike for families and hiking aficionados. After the Great Wall, head south, to the picturesque Yellow Mountains, and then continue on down to Lijiang and hike Tiger Leaping Gorge, listed in National Geographic as one of the best hikes in the world.

Transportation is cheap as well – taxis are cheap, and public transportation is even cheaper.

Foodies will also love China for the chance to explore excellent cuisine including favorites like Shanghainese soup dumplings, Beijing duck, and spicy Szechuan cuisine.

Discover more about China HERE

Find a handy Travel Guide in Destinations Travel Magazine’s 2016 Travel Planner