10 days

China’s Golden Triangle

The big three
Beijing (3 days) Xi'an (2) Shanghai (3) Hangzhou (2)
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  • Beijing

    Beijing

    With a history dating back over three millennia, China’s mammoth capital is a proud celebration of old and new — showcasing shiny modern skyscrapers alongside the imposing Ming and Qing-era Forbidden Palace...
  • Xi'an

    Xi'an

    The eastern end of the ancient Silk Road and one of China’s historical capitals, Xi’an is a fascinating fusion of culture, food, archaeology and history...
  • Shanghai

    Shanghai

    Shanghai is China’s biggest city and a rising financial powerhouse...
  • Chengdu

    Chengdu

    The charming city of Chengdu, with its beautiful traditional teahouses, is the perfect place to experience China’s famed tea-drinking culture...
  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall of China

    Mutianyu is easy to reach from downtown Beijing and home to one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall of China, with densely distributed watchtowers and breathtaking woodland views...
  • Yangshuo

    Yangshuo

    In recent years Yangshuo has transformed from a quiet rural settlement into one of China’s most popular tourist destinations...
  • Pingyao

    Pingyao

    Considered China’ best-preserved ancient walled city, Pingyao Ancient City (its appropriate official name) is famous for its largely intact Ming and Qing-dynasty infrastructure and architecture...

Hangzhou

There aren’t many images of China more iconic than Hangzhou’s West Lake. Zhejiang Province’s capital and former seat of the Song Dynasty, Hangzhou’s r…

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