China

The Middle Kingdom reveals its secrets

China

Some 5000 years ago, according to Chinese tradition, the earth was ruled by three kings and five emperors, from whom the people of China learned the secrets of Chinese traditional medicine, the use of the plough and the hoe, and the skill of Chinese scripting. From the time of the mythological Yao Emperor to the days of Chairman Mao, ‘The Last Emperor’, a lot of water has flowed down the Yellow River.

This isolated, Confucian society, which had long observed the rest of the world from a distance, and not been part of it, became a communist country that opened its gates to the West only towards the end of the last millennium. With this opening-up, known in China as the ‘opening of the Great Wall’, and the growing influx of visitors from all over the world, the Chinese initially feared that ‘when you open the doors, the flies come in’. However, small villages have now turned into vast cities, bicycles have been replaced by luxury cars, and the will to become a mega-power has replaced the ‘closed-door policy’ that had prevailed for generations. Since this change of attitude, China has constantly been going through massive changes, to the extent that we can now expect tomorrow's China to be very different from today's.

China covers an enormous area and a wide range of topographical regions. It has several differing climate zones and a great variety of flora and fauna, some of them endemic. The country is also an unimaginable ethnographic mosaic. Its inhabitants call it ‘The Middle Kingdom’.

Since the beginning of reform and opening, tourism in China has greatly expanded and is now a significant part of the Chinese economy. Choosing from China vacation packages can be very challenging as it is the third biggest country in the world and ranks first for travel related employment in the world.

Our China vacation packages include the autumn trip Tibetan plateau, adventure along ancient Silk Road, journey in Inner Mongolian Desert, and the introductory trip to the ancient capital of Xian and the current vibrant capital, Beijing and the country’s biggest and superpower resembling city of Shanghai. The middle kingdom reveals its secrets for you!



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China Delights on 19th May, 2020

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