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Top 10 Things to do During Your China Tour

China is a big place. So big in fact that it’s train tracks could loop around the earth –twice. China has over 93,000 km of operating track, and the planet is 40,075 km in circumference.

In other words, there’s a lot of people to see and places to go. And it isn’t the slightest bit easy deciding which sights to take in, and trying to cram too many things into one trip never winds up how we wished it would have gone.

Quality over quantity, I always say.

A China tour is a great way to get around and see the country simply and enjoyably, without fretting over transport or accommodation; typically people trust their hard-earned travel money with the China Travel Company because they’ve always had good rates and made good choices when it came down to accommodations;; though having heard from numerous friends and family who have taken a lot of China tours over the years, I believe I would feel comfortable taking a self-guided China tour.

There’s a million China lists for things to do out there for a million niches, so I thought I would throw my own into the hat. It’s not all overly exciting, or debaucherous. It’s just a little China tour medley of goodness.

It’s like a China tour to-do list for beginner travellers or family travellers. For information on any of these suggestions just use Google, I didn’t want to provide you with any biased links! Check it out;

The Great Wall of China

Since most journeys to China begin in Beijing, that is where I will begin with my suggestions! The Great Wall of China still lives up to its reputation as being one of the most amazing feats on earth to lay your eyes on.

The Forbidden City

The political centre of China before 1912, the Forbidden City is composed of 980 buildings and surrounded by a 26 foot high wall.

Summer Palace

Beijing’s Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved royal nature park in China and it will definitely leave you awe-struck. It was first built in the 1700’s, and suffered much damage back in the war of 1860.

Jokhang Temple

It is estimated that the Jokhang Temple dates back to 642 AD and is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet.

Potala Palace

The Potala Palace has been the winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century. From 1653 to 1889 it was also the tallest building on earth! Today, Potala Palace is a museum.

Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army is a collection of clay sculptures made to depict the armies of Qin Shi Huang who was the first emperor of China.

The Bund (Wait Tan)

The Bund is an eclectic mix of contemporary and classical architecture and is a must see. It’s also a great place to take a morning run at around 7am!

Yangtze River Cruise

There are a number of cruise ships that you can choose from, I’ve heard great things about the Victoria Jenna from reviews from those who have had a really great time. The cruise takes you down through three different gorges and boasts some pretty impressive scenery.

Panda Rescue Centre

It’s not a petting zoo, you actually get to help out and interact with the pandas in a humane way. You can learn how to record panda activities as you observe them and learn about their behaviour; it’s all pretty interesting!

Shanghai’s Jewish Ghetto

A walking tour of the Jewish Ghetto comes highly recommended and you learn a lot about Shanghai’s Jewish history; visit Huoshan Park, the Jewish Refugees Museum, and fill up your knowledge basket with lots of historical background from the tour guide. Very moving stuff!

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Megan is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging since 2007, with the main aim of inspiring others to embark on their own worldwide adventure. Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

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