It is in the majestic river that you will have some of the best tours in the world. The cruising companies that operate tours here offer 5-star facilities in their cruisers and boast world class guides. Amazingly, along the river, there are more than 35 cities that open to the tourists for on-shore excursions. Among the most popular tourist cities along the river include; Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yichang, Wuhan and Shanghai.
Beijing is a city of many firsts. Apart from being the political capital of China, its history dates as way back as 3 millennia. It is the last of the four ancient capitals of China that include; Nanjing, Luoyang, and Chang'an (Xi'an). The city boasts some of the most historic architectural marvels in the world.
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made in the general east-west direction in Northern China to protect the Chinese empire from encroachment by nomads, invaders and any other intrusion. It is made out of bricks, wood, earth stones, tamped etc. The wall was first built in the seventh century BC. However, the most significant piece was built in 220–206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. In different eras, the wall was built and maintained. The wall as we see it today was constructed by Ming Dynasty. Other additional interesting facts of the wall are as follows.
Experience a journey of a lifetime by taking a trip to Tiankeng.
Marvel at how stunning the Altai Mountains become both at the start and at the end of each wonderful day.
I grew up watching Chinese Kungfu films and martial arts documentaries. As a young boy, sometimes I would wonder why I was not as quick and as tough as the Chinese kids who were on the films. Later I would know that martial arts are one of the pastimes among the Chinese countryside folks. This is just one aspect of the vibrant rural Chinese that you will encounter on a tour in the Yangshuo county, an idyllic 'touristy' town in northeast of Guangxi, China.