China is the second largest country in the world in terms of land area and also the most populous. To say that you can experience all that it has to offer in a month would be wrong. But, who says we can't try?
From the Han population in the East to the Uyghurs and Tajiks in the West, Chinese culture is an intricate blend of multiple ethnic groups. Eastern China is what most people are aware of as the China bursting at its seems, chasing globalisation at an almost precarious pace. Cities like Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing lay testament to the economic advances and the aspirations of the Chinese. Fast joining the list of global megacities they epitomize a newfound longing for modernity.
Central and Western China on the other hand is still reclusive compared to the East. With a mixture of several minorities spread across areas of the Tibetan Plateau and Xinjiang, the region is much more diverse and offers naturally stunning landscapes and a plethora of forgotten relics.
Our journey will start from Shanghai and follow a counter-clockwise loop covering areas of northern, central and southern China. The itinerary is flexible in terms of places to be visited and duration of stay at each spot. Read on for in-depth information about our stops along the way.
Travel Itinerary and Map
Shanghai Duration : 5 days
Home to almost 20 million people and expanding at a feverish pace the city blends the old and the new with practiced ease. Our 5 days here will be spent mapping Shanghai like the locals do. We take to the city armed with nothing but a map, a Shanghai Metro Card and good shoes.
We will cover everything from the city's many street-markets (Dongtai, marriage-market) to intriguing museums while stopping by at the major tourist sites along the way. We'll climb bridges (Lupu Bridge) at sunset and practice Tai Chi in Read More