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While visiting Beijing, explore China’s best surviving historical site. Officially the Palace Museum, it was home to emperors Ming and Qing for 500 years. Visitors can now admire the beautiful halls, palaces and gardens within.
Built over 2,000 years ago, this ancient wall stretches over 5,400km. Take a cable car at Mutianya up to the wall and bobsled down. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a bit of a challenge, there is a 5km steep route for hiking on the Simati section.
Xian’s Terracotta Army is a must-see. This spectacular display of 6,000 ancient life-sized warriors and horses will amaze all ages.
China has endless beautiful countryside to explore. There are a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites including Mount Taishan mountain park, foggy Huangshan Mountain, Buddhist mountain Emei Shan and Jiuzhaigou Valley's lakes and waterfalls.
Shanghai, Beijing and the other large cities have massive department stores selling everything from designer fashions to high-tech goods. Markets are popular in China and haggling comes with the territory. These are great for picking up souvenirs such as local handicrafts, antique ceramics and silk clothing.
Chinese food is recognised all over the world and the Chinese people take great pride in their cooking. Wherever you go you are sure to come across quality traditional restaurants as well as international eateries.
Shanghai and Beijing have world-class nightlife with an array of international restaurants, bars, cocktail lounges, live music venues and nightclubs. For a more cultural evening, visit the Chinese opera, ballet, circus or theatre.
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