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Vacation Planning for Travel to China

As you start making plans for your summer vacation, make sure you include China in the list. I'll tell you why. First of all, we all know China as a beautiful country with a unique culture that is hard to understand; however, you may want to find the answers this summer by taking a trip to China. If you are worried about the language barrier, there is always the option of choosing a reliable tour operator to assist you in planning your tour itinerary. They arrange everything from hotel accommodations, tour guides and transportation within China so you don't have to worry about any problems during your vacation.

With their experience in the Chinese tourism industry and the 25 Chinese heritage sites listed on the UNESCO list, reliable China tour operators have travel packages specially designed for your visiting pleasure in China's most beautiful cities. Popular destinations in China have different attractions and sightseeing, so planning your China tour is essential. A common tour package purchased by many tourists is the Beijing-Xian-Shanghai tour. This tour package allows you to discover and see the historical city of Beijing and its famous monuments; you also get to see the Terracotta Army and Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian and finally explore the shopping streets of cosmopolitan Shanghai.

Beijing, the country's capital is famous for its historical sightseeing and monuments which include the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall (china's travel icon), the Temple of Heaven and the National Museum. This museum has all the materials you need, in order to know about China's history and culture. During your spare time, you can have the opportunity to sample Beijing's special delicacy - "roast duck" and witness a typical Beijing Opera.

The Beijing Opera is an arts and cultural show which showcases a combination of singing, recitals, acrobatics, dancing and martial arts in order to narrate a story. This is a show you have to witness if you travel to Beijing. If you have been to New York, then you can imagine what Shanghai looks like. This city is one of China's oldest cities combining a blend of modernity and old styled buildings. Being the financial hub of China, it boasts of attractive sky scrapers on the North Eastern section in Pudong, while Puxi has some old styled architecture; this contrast is what adds to the beauty of Shanghai. It's like an old town in a new town.

Things to do in Shanghai include shopping on the famous Nanjing Road, visiting the Oriental Pearl tower and talking a stroll along the streets of the French Concession area. Xian is the ancient Imperial city of China. This is the site of the Terracotta Warriors and Army considered to be the Eighth wonder of the world.

One of the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century, these warriors is a representation of China's creativity and craftsmanship. Yunnan is one of China's provinces very much inclined to tourists and foreigners; this is because of the mild climate and peaceful environment it always have. Known for its wonderful landscape with unspoiled natural resources, rugged terrains and a rich cultural history, the ethnic minorities of Yunnan are one of her greatest treasures. This province is the melting pot of different cultures and ethnic tribes from across China.

It has often been said that China is the backpacking destination of the world; apart from trekking in Tibets plains, Yangshuo and Guilin is the backpacking capital of China. With highlands, plateaus, caves and the beautiful Lijiang River, adventure lovers are guaranteed to have a wonderful time discovering the natural wonders in Guilin and Yangshuo. There is so much to do, so much to eat and so much to experience during your China tour; it's not enough to describe in words, so experiencing China firsthand is recommended.

About the Author

Lola writes about travel and adventure tours for China Tour and Travels a foreign inbound tour operator in China.