China - officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. China is the third most visited country in the world. The number of overseas tourists was 55.98 million in 2010. Foreign exchange income was 45.8 billion U.S. dollars, the world's fourth largest in 2010. Tourism in China has greatly expanded over the last few decades since the beginning of reform and opening. The emergence of a newly rich middle class and an easing of restrictions on movement by the Chinese authorities are both fueling this travel boom. China has become one of the world's most-watched and hottest inbound and outbound tourist markets. The world is on the cusp of a sustained Chinese tourism boom. According to the WTO, in 2020, China will become the largest tourist country and among the largest for overseas travel. In terms of total outbound travel spending, China is expected to be the fastest growing in the world from 2006 all the way to 2015, jumping into the number two slot for total travel spending by 2015.
Great Wall, the image of China throughout the world, lives up to its reputation, as one of the Eight Wonders of the World. Beijing has been home to more than five feudal dynasties. And 13 of the 16 Ming emperors have their tombs situated just outside the city. We have combined two of our most popular destinations north of Beijing into one unforgettable tour.
Discover Guilin's world-famous unique scenery and beautiful mountains! Take a leisurely cruise along the Li River to Yangshuo, visit the Pearl Culture Shop, go deep into the Reed Flute Cave, see Elephant Trunk Hill and enjoy breath-taking views from atop Fubo Hill.
Visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall and admire the very symbol of ancient Chinese engineering. Then, enjoy the view from the Longqingxia Ravine, which is called the three lesser gorges in Beijing.
Explore Hangzhou and discover this inspiring paradise described by Marco Polo as the "most beautiful and magnificent city in the world."
The picturesque Zhu Jia Jiao is a classic water village, over 400 years old with a signature five-arch bridge spanning the Cao Gang River. Zhu Jia Jiao was an important town for local trade, shipping goods in and out of its manmade canals to the river.