We all hope to traverse the Great Wall of China during our vacation to China. And while travel may not be on our agenda at the moment, that doesn’t mean we should forego planning a magical experience in China. If you’re looking forward to a future time where you can immerse yourself in Chinese culture, we’re right here with you! Here are five hidden cities we’d recommend adding to your dream travel list.
Foshan is the hub of storytelling and folk art! During the New Year, visitors from all over the world come to take part in their Spring Festival. Streets are covered in red paper with calligraphy, called Huichun. Take part in the magical journey that is Foshan and traverse each street covered in lanterns, flowers, and red paper.
Of course, we can’t ignore this incredible city! As the birthplace of Chinese civilization, Xi’an is historic for a number of reasons, with the famous Terracotta Warriors and the historic route starting point of the Silk Road trade. Traceback over 12 dynasties of tradition and culture!
Speaking of history, don’t forget to visit Kaiping. This popular destination is a melting pot of diverse architecture and cuisine thanks to its fusion of Western and Southeast Asian cultures. Finally, check out the Diaolou – fortified, multi-story towers constructed in the 1920s and 1930s.
Hangzhou is home to paradise, with garden designs that some claim to be heaven on earth. Even Marco Polo claimed it to be the most beautiful city globally! Finally, this city is best known for its UNESCO World Heritage site, West Lake.
Last but not least, is Meijiawu, the tea center of China! The tradition of tea is highly respected throughout China, but in Meijiawu, it is essential. You can learn about the production and history of tea in your choice of over 100 tea houses. Don’t forget to experience a traditional tea ceremony before you leave!
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At Arpin Travels, we look to create a seamless and exciting vacation experience for our travelers, with the hope that they become more than just tourists! If you’re planning a future trip to China, we can help you create a vacation that is uniquely yours!
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