12/05/2017

Best Family Trips in China for 2018

China is a fascinating travel destination. There are so many wonderful places to visit and unlimited fun activities on offer to make your family vacation a memorable one. If you are visiting China for the first time, you should take advantage of China tours to explore China in a unique way. 
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There are multiple China tours available which cover different parts of the country and show you its myriad facets. Here are some of the best family trips that you can choose from in order to spend your holidays in China in the new year 2018. 

1.    CLASSIC CHINA TOURS
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Such tours explore popular tourist destinations like the Great Wall of China, Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Hong Kong, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square. If you go for classic tours, you can explore the beautiful architecture of the Summer Palace and take a walk around the lake district of Houhai. You also get a chance to meet the giant pandas of Chengdu. If you want a local Chinese cooking lesson, Dali is the place to visit. 

You can learn taichi on the ancient city wall of Xian and visit the Taoist Temple of the Eight Immortals. Enjoying a picnic on the Great Wall, experiencing the Sichuan Opera, having a blast at the Hong Kong Disneyland, visiting the World Heritage Site of Lijiang, Terracotta Warriors of Xian and the Shanghai Museum- all these activities are a part of the classic China tours.

2. SILK ROAD CHINA TOURS
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You can walk in the footsteps of Marco Polo along the ancient Silk Route which cuts across vast deserts and lost cities. The influence of Islam is evident in the architecture of the Id Kah Mosque and Abakh Khoja Mausoleum. Such China tours include enjoying a meal with a local Uyghur family, strolling through the Kashgar Sunday Bazaar, gazing at the Flaming Mountains in Turpan, exploring the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas and the Mingsha Sand Dunes in Dunhuang. A trip along the Silk Route is incomplete without a visit to Lanzhou and its Binglingsi Grottoes and a camel ride in the famous Gobi desert. Give these Silk Route China tours a try to immerse in the ancient past and rich history of China.

3.    YANGZTE RIVER CHINA TOURS
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If you want to explore the natural wonders of China in luxury, you can opt for a cruise along the Yangzte river. The Yangzte river is the biggest river of China and the cruise tours provide the option of relaxing on board or going for shore excursions. 

The Three Gorges- Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Xiling Gorge, add a touch of adventure to the cruise trip. You can take a look at the White Emperor City, take a boat ride on the Shennv stream, visit the Shibaozhai Pagoda and explore the mystery of Fengdu Ghost City.  

4.    KUNG FU CHINA TOURS
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If you want some action during your trip to China, then this is the perfect tour for you. It offers you the chance to learn more about the history and culture of China and the origin of the art of Kung Fu. These China tours include visits to the cities of Beijing and Xian. The best place to witness real Kung Fu is the Shaolin temple. This is the birthplace of Zen Buddhism and Kung Fu. The largest pagoda forest in China is present here. You can learn Chinese calligraphy and play with pandas in Chengdu. There are dumpling-making lessons offered by local families if you are interested in learning. 

The breathtaking beauty of the Guilin landscape can be enjoyed on such tours. The Elephant Trunk Hill and the Reed Flute Cave are among the natural treasures of Guilin. You can take a cruise along the Li River and stay at the town of Yangshuo to visit the Longji Rice Terrace. Ending the tour with a visit to the Zhujiajiao water town is a great idea. 

5.    NATURAL WONDERS CHINA TOURS
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China is a place full of natural beauty. It has many natural wonders to offer. The Jilin Rimes is truly a marvel of nature and the Three Gorges make the trip down the Yangzte river a thrilling one. The Min mountains bordering the Fu river contain the 100,000 acres wide panda sanctuary which offers a stunning range of ecosystems. 

If you are lucky, you can catch a glimpse of a panda in its natural habitat. There are nocturnal hiking tours available through the ancient forests of Jiuzhaigou. The Taoist Qingcheng Mountain is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Pearl Shoal Waterfall and Five Color Pond are worth visiting. The influence of the Tibetan culture is evident here and you can enjoy a local meal with a Tibetan family. 

There are many more types of China tours available for the next year but the ones mentioned above are the most popular ones and definitely worth trying with your family. 

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