China tingles with intrigue; it’s mysterious, astonishingly exotic and one of the most impressive ancient civilizations on earth. From gleaming skyscrapers that soar out of its cities and rivers flanked by limestone karst scenery to exquisite imperial townscapes and authentic panda sanctuaries, China is a country of contrasts and offers unrivalled variety. Here at Scott Dunn we are delighted to showcase the best of China along with ideas to get you away from the crowds. Whether you are interested in China’s historic towns, its wild landscapes or its modern cities, our specialists are on hand to craft your perfect itinerary.
Our guide to China
China can seem a little overwhelming at first so we’ve designed a guide to help answer any initial questions you might have. It explains the best times to travel, how you get there and get around, the different types of accommodation available, our unique experiences and how you can combine China with other countries. Don’t forget we are on hand to answer any questions you might have, this just provides a little inspiration to help you get started!
The Greatest Journey – Mary Lussiana
Travel writer and mother of two, Mary Lussiana, writes for our magazine, Days Like This, about her epic adventure through China with her children. From the pagodas of Beijing’s Forbidden City to the tea fields of Hangzhou, her children were completely captivated and drawn in to the intrigue of China. Find out more and why China is now regarded as one of Asia’s best destinations for families.
The best of UNESCO
China is brimming with UNESCO World Heritage sites, in fact there are 48 peppered across the country, testament to its incredible imperial history and cultural heritage. Here’s our guide to some of the best on offer and how you can incorporate them into your trip. We’ve also designed numerous unique experiences with private guides so that you can get the most out of these once in a lifetime locations.
Blog: Sophie visits China
Sophie is one of Scott Dunn’s China specialists and remains completely enthralled and captivated by the country. She’s recently returned from an in-depth research trip and in her blog she brilliantly describes why China is such a great destination for families. Avoiding the museums, Sophie takes us through the unique experiences on offer, to keep young ones entertained. From Kung Fu lessons to kite making, and from the famous Terracotta Army to trekking along the magnificent Great Wall; Sophie explains that China is anything but boring!
Off the beaten track in Yunnan
Dom, one of our Travel Consultants, recently explored all corners of China from the bustling cities of Beijing and Shanghai, to the more peaceful provinces such as Yunnan. However, it was off-beaten-track China that really captured his imagination.