Tailor made holidays: China is home to many interestingly 'contradictory' elements
China is filled with "eye-opening contradictions", like the juxtaposition of ancient sites and cutting-edge modernity, which people on tailor made holidays in the country could visit.
Damian Harper, who is the coordinating author for the latest edition of Lonely Planet's China guide, said that the south-east Asian country brings together many different elements.
"Antique yet up-to-the-minute, familiar yet unrecognisable, outwardly urban but quintessentially rural, conservative yet path-breaking, space-age but old-fashioned, China is a land of mesmerising and eye-opening contradictions," he said.
People travelling to China may like to take in some of the 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in the country, such as the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor or the Ancient City of Ping Yao.
Mr Harper also recommended that people planning to take tailor made holidays to China should ensure they try some of the area's fantastic food, such as tsampa - roasted barley flour porridge.