China is not so much another country as another world. It’s a land of captivating contrasts, where 5,000 years of history and culture meet the new world of economic dynamism. A land where an ancient landscape of bright green paddy fields, cloud-draped jagged mountains, and mighty rivers and lakes contrast vividly with pulsating cosmopolitan cities. A journey to this most enticing and enigmatic destination is a truly beguiling experience.
Combining city and countryside is an ideal way to get the most out of so vast and varied a destination. Hangzhou, an historic city famed for its natural beauty, combines the best of both worlds. There is spectacular walking to be had in the Huangshan Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its scenery, sunsets and striking granite peaks. Come down from the clouds and visit the major sites such as the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, Shanghai’s Jade Buddha Temple, the Forbidden City in Beijing, and of course, walking along the Great Wall.
Hong Kong offers another completely different aspect of China. With its amazing harbour setting, the colourful, vibrant metropolis itself is a fascinating and spectacular destination. But beyond the skyscrapers lies stunning walking among the hills and islands in the New Territories, a designated National Park unspoilt and little changed for centuries.
With so much that is new and unique to experience, why not join one of Ramblers Walking Holidays’ small groups led by some of the best tour leaders in the world to uncover the very best of this most ancient and most modern of destinations? You can rely on their experience and enthusiasm every step of the way.
For our new departures into 2017 in China with Chapters Experience Holidays click here. Chapters Experience Holidays are born of the success of our walking holidays and now encompass activities that even more closely complement the destinations we offer.