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Extraordinary China

China is so vast that its capital city that has a bigger population than most countries. Book one of our flights to China and discover the scale, drama and variety of this incredible country.

Stunning sights

The longest wall in the world, the Great Wall wends its way through spectacular countryside and over steep mountains and is one of the most recognisable sights on the planet. Eastern China is home to the ethereal Yellow Mountains which are the centrepiece of a wonderful national park.

And in Xi'an you'll find the Terracotta Army which remained unseen for more than 2,000 years before being rediscovered by farmers in 1974. Representing one of the most important archaeological findings ever, the hundreds of beautifully detailed sculptures depict a powerful army. This mighty force played a decisive role in creating a united country between 475 and 221 BC.

Startling cities

Once a 'palace city' into which access by ordinary people was strictly prohibited, the Forbidden City of Beijing is now open to all who wish to enter. It dates back to the middle of the 14th century and was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties until 1911. In all, 24 emperors lived here and it is now considered one of the five most important palaces in the world.

Perhaps the Forbidden City's modern counterpart, the Bund in Shanghai is a glittering example of contemporary and confident China as it forges ahead in the 21st century. Thronged with skyscrapers and elegant buildings, the Bund is a captivating exemplar of one of the world's leading business districts.

Watery wonders

The Li River in Guilin is as endlessly picturesque a location as you could wish for. The 52-mile-long stretch of the river which is lined with bamboo groves - between Yangshuo and Guilin - is the zenith of beauty, particularly with some disconcertingly gorgeous hills as a backdrop.

The landscape of Hangzhou's West Lake, with its mountains, green hills, verdant islands, tree-lined walkways and the odd bridge and pagoda is natural artistry writ large.

Climb Victoria Peak for unparalleled Hong Kong views of the acme of a modern city and its harbour. The gleaming, stylish towers of the city dazzle, especially at night when the cityscape is ablaze with lights and the South China Sea sparkles.

Giant pandas

Chengdu is home to around 1,500 giant pandas which you'll be able to see at close quarters by visiting the Panda Breeding and Research Centre. To witness the pandas in their natural habitat, and get the best possible access, visit Bifengxia Panda Base and Dujiangyan Panda Valley.

Eating and drinking

A meal at Ultraviolet by Paul t by Paul Pairet in Shanghai is not only a must for the food alone but also for the experience which is akin to taking part in an installation artwork. Enjoy an avant-garde set menu and an audio-visual show that creates a unique ambience. For a more traditional experience and cuisine to match, Beijing's Garden at Lama Temple serves delicious noodles and dumplings - the friendly atmosphere is the finishing touch.


Flexible on when you visit?

27/01/2020 - 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 - 09/02/2020 10/02/2020 - 16/02/2020
London - Chengdu
27/01/2020 - 02/02/2020
from £351
5d ago
03/02/2020 - 09/02/2020
from £352
3d ago
10/02/2020 - 16/02/2020
from £346
4d ago
Manchester - Chengdu
27/01/2020 - 02/02/2020
from £544
2d ago
03/02/2020 - 09/02/2020
from £548
10d ago
10/02/2020 - 16/02/2020
from £442
1d ago
27/01/2020 - 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 - 09/02/2020 10/02/2020 - 16/02/2020
London - Beijing
27/01/2020 - 02/02/2020
from £402
1d ago
03/02/2020 - 09/02/2020
from £435
2d ago
10/02/2020 - 16/02/2020
from £336
2d ago
Manchester - Beijing
27/01/2020 - 02/02/2020
from £460
5d ago
03/02/2020 - 09/02/2020
from £556
2d ago
10/02/2020 - 16/02/2020
from £436
1d ago
27/01/2020 - 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 - 09/02/2020 10/02/2020 - 16/02/2020
Birmingham - Shanghai
27/01/2020 - 02/02/2020
from £414
2d ago
03/02/2020 - 09/02/2020
from £507
2d ago
10/02/2020 - 16/02/2020
from £501
13d ago
Manchester - Shanghai
27/01/2020 - 02/02/2020
from £543
6d ago
03/02/2020 - 09/02/2020
from £645
11d ago
10/02/2020 - 16/02/2020
from £392
3d ago
27/01/2020 - 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 - 09/02/2020 10/02/2020 - 16/02/2020
London - Guangzhou
27/01/2020 - 02/02/2020
from £436
2d ago
03/02/2020 - 09/02/2020
from £357
1d ago
10/02/2020 - 16/02/2020
from £365
5d ago

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Cost of living in China

Food and drinks Prices average
Beer (0.5 litre) £1.00
Coffee £3.00
Meal at McDonald's £4.00
Water (0.33 litre) £0.00
Transportation Prices average
Monthly pass £14.00
One way tube ticket £0.00
Taxi starting price (normal tariff) £1.00
Clothing Prices average
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M,...) £28.00
1 pair of jeans (Levi's 501 or similar) £47.00
Salaries Prices average
Average monthly disposable salary (net) £694.00