China & Northeast Asia
As the world’s oldest civilisation, China has a wealth of rich heritage dating back thousands of years. Dig deeper into millennia of upheaval, conflict and golden eras, exploring age-old traditions and cultural quirks. We can even provide you with expert guides to fill you in on all the historical detail. This quick itinerary, themed for those who love antiquity, features some of our historical highlights and gives you an idea of the places to visit in each destination:
These highlights have been specially picked for this themed itinerary: Beijing Opera A form of traditional Chinese theatre, Beijing Opera combines music, mime, dance, acrobatics and vocals. A feast for the eyes, operas feature elaborate costumes and stylistic, symbolic movements layered with meaning.
Warriors with an expert, Xian There is still much mystery surrounding the Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huang. Start to unravel the myth and legend, touring the museum with an expert who works on the site who will be able to answer all your questions.
Longmen Grottos, Luoyang In 1,350 caves of the Yi River is the most impressive collection of Buddhist art in China. Thousands of intricate carvings of Buddha reside here, some with the remnants of once bright colours still clinging to them.
Emeishan Swathed in forest and dotted with fascinating old temples, wander among the rich, cultural heritage, joining groups of pilgrims as they climb – you can even spend the night in one of the many peaceful monasteries.
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The world’s largest and most populous continent, Asia is a vibrant and rambunctious fusion of ethnicities, cultures and customs; an incomparably rich and turbulent history showcased by mindboggling feats of architecture and engineering; a geography that encompasses towering peaks, unfathomable gorges and paradisiacal beaches; and a biodiversity that is so abundant that you’ll be reaching for your wildlife guide.