One of the most unique places you could visit. With a history the locals will proudly tell you stretches back for some 5,000 years. There are almost 1.5 billion people, meaning you'll certainly meet some characters! Make sure you ask about food, it's an implicit part of the culture to know every local dish from across the hundreds of cities across the nation. Historic sites and some modern ones through the eastern seaboard, there are some huge travel goals to be achieved here.
China is perhaps better enjoyed by more seasoned travelers, not to say that you can't enjoy yourself here as a first-time traveler. It is a vast country with plenty of variety in destinations of its own. If you like history and food, you'll likely have your mind blown by just how different China is compared to other destinations!
Planning your cruise
A rather unique opportunity presents itself in visiting China by water, where the mighty Yangtze River zig zags through the middle of the Middle Kingdom (China). There are a number of well-known river cruise brands operating well-appointed ships on the Yangtze, giving you the option to float down a living piece of history in style & comfort.
Getting around some of the larger cities can be achieved with minimal frustration, but if you're looking to make the most of your first trip to China, consider a guide or joining an arranged tour to ensure you can just focus on soaking up the culture instead of crashing through logistics or becoming frustrated with the inevitable communications barrier.
Do you have a specific experience in mind? If you're looking forward to enjoying something yourself, chances are that others will be, too! The best way to get the cruise you really want is to book early.
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