China Family Adventure
Travelling with your family is a fulfilling experience and what could be more interesting then to explore the main cities of Beijing and Shanghai with X’ian to see the Great wall, the Terracotta Warriors and host of museums. And explore Lijiang in the Yunnan region, known for its beautiful views and Naxi culture.
UNLEASH YOUR MOJO: ON THIS 12-DAY FAMILY ADVEENTURE TO YUNAN AND HIGHLIGHTS.
The tour begins in Beijing that offers a bountiful hotpot of tourism attractions and world-famous architectural wonders; the Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen square and many others. This huge and spread out city is a magnificent gateway to China and Chinese history where you will spend three nights.
Next we travel to the famous city of X’ian filled with historical significance. Two-thousand years ago, Chinese and foreign merchants transported silk to Persia and Rome via Xian, thereby opening a long route, called the Silk Road, linking the East to the West. Today, it is one of the most important cradles of ancient Chinese civilization and houses the widely acclaimed as the eighth wonder of the world, the Army of Terracotta Warriors.
Yunnan, one of China’s most exciting provinces and as a result is rapidly growing in popularity. Nestled in its mountains is the charming old town of Lijiang, a fairyland beneath the colourful clouds of southern China. A place blessed with fresh air, clear streams, breathtaking snow-capped mountains, and an undisturbed landscape inhabited by a friendly group of people.
The tour ends in Shanghai, once famed as the ‘Oriental Paris’ and foreign scientists, literary figures and artists chose to live there. Having suffered the ravages of war, turmoil and economic crisis, the fortunes of Shanghai are now revived. Shanghai has grown from a provincial city into an international metropolis on par with New York and Paris.
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Chinese people celebrate a lot of festivals each year. Most of these festivals take place on important dates in the Chinese lunar calendar. It is important to know which festivals to avoid, like the Chinese New Year when travel is difficult and which ones to attend, like the Dragon Boat and Shanghai Tea festivals held in May-June. Other festivals include the Shanghai Film festival in mid-Jun and the Shoton Festival, one of the most popular traditional festivals in Tibet held in the month of August.
Beijing Capital International Airport, about 12 miles (19 kilometres) northeast of the city centre, is served by numerous international carriers from the UK. Taxis at the airport are plentiful; the ride into town costs about $20 and can take anywhere from half an hour to an hour and a half, depending on traffic. For the adventuresome there's also a train that whisks you in 23 minutes to a fairly central station in Beijing from which you can cab it to your hotel.