These 2200-year-old, life-sized warriors protect the tomb of China’s first emperor.
Famously lonely desert outpost, guarding the remote western tail end of the Great Wall.
Indulge in afternoon tea while admiring one of the world’s most spectacular cityscapes.
The classic Cantonese breakfast; there’s no better place to try it than in Gaungzhou.
Witness how “China’s Sorrow”, the mighty Yellow River, is being used to re-vegetate desert dunes.
One of China’s great hikes, along a steep-sided canyon, with attractive homestays along the way.
Rickety wooden shrines to China’s three main faiths, suspended on a cliff-face by flimsy-looking scaffolding.
Stuffed with gorgeous statuary and wreathed in juniper smoke, this is Tibet’s holiest temple.
Offering unlimited refills, Sichuanese teahouses make relaxed places to drink, socialize, read or gossip.
Enjoy awesome scenery and intriguing history in a journey through China’s dramatic Three Gorges.
The ghost of the legendary Silk Road is still dotted with oasis towns and abandoned cities.
Bordering Laos, Burma and Vietnam, Yunnan’s 28 recognized ethnic groups enjoy distinct cultures and lifestyles.
The former imperial retreat from the heat of summer holds a string of pretty temples.
The sight of the world’s highest peak towering overhead rewards the arduous trip to Base Camp.
A taxing ascent up endless stone staircases is rewarded with some immaculate temples and pavilions.
Join thousands of locals at Taijiang, Guizhou, during a wild three-day showcase of ethnic Miao culture.
Spend a relaxing day being punted around this shallow lake in search of rare birdlife.
Roam millennia-old grottoes, packed with beautiful Buddhist sculptures, at this former Silk Road pilgrimage site.
This lavish complex at Confucius’s home town shows the esteem in which China’s great sage was held.
Hike along unrestored sections of this monumental barrier, which once protected China from the outside world.
Enjoy a fantastical array of hand-carved tableaux – including full-sized castles – all luridly illuminated from within.
Remote wilderness whose stunning highlight is the view over Tian Chi, “Heaven’s Lake”, into North Korea.
Attractive ancient town, now a lively tourist fairground of cobbled lanes and rustic wooden houses.
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Watch Central Asian crowds trading in livestock, carpets and knives at Xinjiang’s premier frontier bazaar.
Once the sole preserves of emperors, the centre of the Chinese imperial universe is now open to all.
Tuck into this delicious northern Chinese speciality – all crispy skin and juicy meat, eaten in a pancake.
A wilderness area in northwestern Yunnan, holy to Tibetans, which offers superlative hiking and staggering scenery.
Ride a boat or a bamboo raft through the heart of this weird, poetical landscape, past a host of contorted limestone pinnacles.
Rub shoulders with pilgrims and red-robed clergy at this enormous complex, one of the pivots of Tibetan Lamaism.
Watch Chinese holidaymakers queuing up to have their photos taken against Shanghai’s luminous, futuristic skyline.
Marvel at the world’s largest carved Buddha, hewn into a riverside cliff way back during the Tang dynasty.