More people are becoming interested in travelling to the Orient, either in search of spiritualism, or just to get a taste of the unique culture that places like China, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and others can offer.
China travel is particularly interesting because of the variety of interesting places and cultural hot spots that can be found. Another very important factor is that a holiday to China is very easy on your budget. The accommodation facilities are cheap, yet comfortable and tasteful, and there are several places to visit which tourists can easily avail of either through a holiday tour guide, or simply by getting a map and a backpack and setting off in search of adventure.
China is a country that has the largest population statistics, yet other than the cities, large portions of rural China are full of scenic beauty and tranquil settings and will give you the chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday activities if that is what you are looking for.
China holidays are becoming increasingly popular with student groups as well. The advent of globalisation has resulted in airfare prices being reduced, and as a result, there are several cheap flights to China, whether you are looking to take a flight from the UK to China between semesters and go on a sightseeing trip, or if you are interested in the Beijing Olympics of 2008. Accommodation is cheap and the food is inexpensive and available on every street corner from small eateries to roadside stalls to high-end restaurants.
One of the must-see places in China is the Great Wall. This remarkable manmade structure can even be seen from the moon and has been listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Great Wall is said to be over 6000 kilo metres long and was built to defend China from the Huns. It is certainly worth going to China just to see this one part of history, if not for anything else. Even if you take a flight to Beijing, the Great Wall is at good proximity to the city so you could easily pay a visit there.
Another great place to visit in China is Shanghai. This is an ultra modern city full of skyscrapers and steel and glass buildings located near the Yangtze River delta. The Oriental Pearl TV tower will offer you a breathtaking view of the entire city and make for some wonderful photographs and memories.
Shanghai is known as the “Oriental Paris” and makes for excellent cheap shopping. The prices are affordable and almost everyone who visits China takes a flight to Shanghai, China because this is the country’s most important city, second to Hong Kong. Shanghai also draws tourists to places like Mt. Sheshan, Chongming Island, Dingshan Lake, and the shopping malls of Xujiahui, Yuyuan Shopping City, and Jiali Sleepless City.
If you are on a China holiday to Shanghai, then make sure to take in the sights of the Donghai Bridge, which is the world’s longest bridge across the sea, the Jing’an Temple, and the beautiful Xujiahui Cathedral.
There are many cheap flights to China, if you are planning to go over and see the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. You can take a cheap flight to Beijing from London or any other place in the United Kingdom. Besides the Olympics, the Forbidden City is the greatest tourist destination in Beijing. Having been declared a world heritage site, the Forbidden City will give you an understanding of China’s history, ancient culture, and traditions.
Honk Kong has many cheap flights that shuttle to and fro straight from the UK as well as from other parts of the world, so making your way to this exquisite city will be fast and convenient, not to mention gentle on your budget. Hong Kong will offer you a chance to experience a blending of Chinese culture, as well as see firsthand the strong influences of the West, whether it is a traditional Catholic church or an English pub where ale is served. Victoria Peak draws several thousand tourists, being the highest mountain in Hong Kong and the best place for a panoramic view of the city. The view of Hong Kong at night from atop Victoria Peak is said to be one of the most incredible sights in China.
Since China is such a massive country, it is almost impossible to experience all that it has to offer on a single trip to the country. However, no matter which places you visit on your China travel holiday, you are guaranteed to come away enriched, especially if you include the Great Wall of China on your list and make a stop at Shanghai.
It doesn’t matter whether you are backpacking your way from one place to another, or are on a luxury sightseeing trip, China will give everyone who visits an unforgettable holiday.
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