China | Travel Bureau Gosforth

China

A vast, spectacular, beautiful country of contrasts in landscape, climate and culture, the world's most ancient traditions wedded to the world's brightest economic future. A land of a thousand million souls, where peaceful rice fields and monastery villages exist alongside buzzing ultramodern mega-cities.

Conical peaks rise up and reflect in peaceful waters; here you could almost picture yourself as the subject in an intricate traditional Chinese painting. The River Li acts as the backdrop as this moment in time is captures’ waterfalls, bamboo thickets, deep dark caves and farmers tending their terraced rice paddies… a series of images sketched in your mind forever.

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Xi’an is a great city to shop for cultural items, particularly Chinese calligraphy rubbings, replica Terracotta Warriors, traditional Shaanxi Chengdu - The home of giant pandas and a plethora of natural riches, affluent Chengdu still retains much of its historic charm. Known as the ‘land of plenty’, Chengdu’s deep-rooted culture and contrasting landscapes prove just as much an attraction as Sichuan’s most famous inhabitant, the panda. Enjoy meeting these lovable animals up close, and discovering this laid back city.
Weather: 
China is a vast land with huge variations in climate. As a guide, the best times to visit are during the months of April and May or September and October. For those that want to miss the crowds at iconic attractions, July and August are ideal, although temperatures are higher and there is more rain.

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Travel time
Beijing, 10 hours
Time difference
GMT +8 hours
Best time to travel
April - May, September - October

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