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China Holidays - Amazing chance to visit the Great Wall of China

China Holidays

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China Holidays

China's attractions are so many, and its landscapes so vast, that travellers will need a lifetime to fully explore this fascinating and impossibly diverse country.

What makes China attractive as a travel destination for Western tourists is its unique culture and valuable antiquities. Ruins and relics from Neolithic settlements and the dynastic reigns of the mighty emperors are there to behold, and there are adventures to be had along the legendary ancient trade routes, such as the Silk Road. The Forbidden Palace, Great Wall of China, and the Terracotta Army of X'ian are just some of the incredible attractions to be seen in this ancient Eastern empire.

Organised tours are still the favoured way to explore China, but independent travel is slowly becoming easier. The major cities, like Beijing and Shanghai, are modern metropolises offering fast food and glitzy stores alongside centuries-old historical buildings and traditional eating houses. Archaeological wonders vie with amazing architecture in the interior, while majestic mountains and remote monasteries crown the northern areas. The country would take several years' worth of holidays to explore properly.

You can discover all this fascinating country has to offer and explore the unique rural landscape in all its glory on your holiday booked with Barrhead Travel.

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Local Information

Language

The official language in China is Mandarin.

Local time

China is 8 hours ahead of United Kingdom

Airlines

Some airlines include Air China, British Airways & Virgin Atlantic.

Flight time

From London it is around 10 hours, 25 minutes.

Where to fly from

Fly from various UK airports, many with connecting flights

Currency

The local currency is the Renminbi