China boasts many famous sites, such as Bejing's Forbidden City and the nearyby Tian'anmen Square, an enormous public meeting place stretching across 100 acres. The Ming Tombs and a section of the country's iconic Great Wall are not far from Beijing. Near the city of Xi'an, visitors can see the terra-cotta warriors guarding the mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.
In Shanghai, you might visit a silk factory or the renowned Shanghai Museum. Hong Kong is another popular spot, as its Stanley Market gives international shoppers the chance to browse inexpensive clothing, arts and crafts. Some China trips also include a cruising portion on the Yangtze River.
Cultural enrichment is an integral part of any visit to China. You can take in a performance of the Peking Opera, with bright, bold costumes and dramatic plots, or an acrobat performance. You can also sample authentic Chinese cuisine, with local flavors that stem from centuries of cooking customs.