China and Hong Kong – Things to see and do

Taste the cuisine

Eat Sichuan Hot Pot in Chengdu or Bamboo Tofu served with dried chilies and green peppers in the Shanghai. Try a Shaokao (Chinese barbecue – usually with a mix of meats and vegetables all lovingly threaded on to bamboo skewers) and a traditional Banmian (Noodle soup) which comes with a variety of toppings including
sausage and chicken mixed with Sichuan peppers and pickled long beans.

Ascend the Great Wall

Built over many hundreds of years to protect China’s northern border and spreading over several provinces – a walk on the Great wall of China is as compulsory as seeing the pyramids on a visit to Egypt. Though we don’t suggest attempting the full walk – as the wall is a staggering 13,000 miles long.

Meet a Panda

China’s most beloved inhabitants; you can see Panda’s in several locations across China, though the Giant Panda Breeding and Research base in Chengdu is the better option. Afterwards you can check out The Divine Light Temple and Leshan Buddha.

See in Technicolour

Take a stroll through the stunning Danxia mountains, where the peaks rise in hues of red, purple, blue and yellow – a newly crowned UNESCO world-heritage site and something of an enigma.

Tour the Bund

The Bund is a waterfront area in Shanghai. There are literally dozens of historical buildings to explore, as well museums and some great restaurants. The Bund is especially beautiful at night, when you can take in the magnificence of the waterside city to its fullest.

Explore dreamy landscapes

Wolong valley is a collection of ghost-like waterfalls, misty peaks and dewy forests. Take a stroll there before descending to the sleepy Sixi villages below that are made up of genuine Hui architecture and dotted in the middle of vast farmlands. For a little more than head to Guilin and check out the Reed Flute Cave and the
Seven Star Peak and the peaceful Solitary Hill in Hangzhou.

Call Skanda Holidays on 01212855247 to know more and get inspired

– Shian Lee, Destination Specialist, China and Hong Kong

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