China, perhaps more than any other country in the world, is the place where old meets new. The old here is seriously old while the new is always on the cutting edge, and this blend means there are an endless amount of fascinating places to visit in China. Only here can you visit the Great Wall, the history of which stretches back to the 7th century BC, then jet off to see some of the world’s tallest buildings on the futuristic Shanghai skyline. Only here can you spend find a Confucian temple complex in the middle of a shopping mall. China is filled with hundreds of these seeming contradictions, and each one only makes the place all the more fascinating to visit. While you never know what you might find in China, our handy guides are here to make things just a bit more predictable.
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