Highlights of China & the Yangtze
Watch the highlights of China unfold before your eyes during this incredible adventure. This program provides insight into all of the highlights China has to offer. Your journey begins in dynamic Beijing, the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, where you'll visit the Forbidden City and its gateway, Tiananmen Square; constructed in the early 15th century, the Forbidden City served as the residence of the emperors and the center of government for nearly 500 years.
Then, journey a few miles north to walk along the legendary Great Wall, and see why it's been proclaimed one of the wonders of the world. After exploring the Temple of Heaven, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll leave Beijing for Xi'an, where the life-sized Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses will shed light on a long-vanished world. Finally, explore Shanghai, China's largest city, which is home to extraordinary skyscrapers and world-famous acrobats.
No less amazing than the man-made marvels are the natural wonders you'll experience. Stand in awe at the stunning scenery as you cruise the Yangtze River, where the famous Three Gorges (the Qutang, Wu, and Xiling) will take your breath away with their mist-enshrouded cliffs and majestic waters. Explore the Shennv Stream, a tributary of the Yangtze along the Wu gorge, to get an up-close look at this still- pristine landscape. Experience the myriad highlights of China on this all-encompassing adventure.
Who will enjoy this cruise/tour
Those who would like to sample the highlights of the region, from the excitement of Beijing and Shanghai to the ancient splendors of the Terra-cotta Warriors and the Great Wall-all accentuated by the breathtaking natural beauty of the Yangtze.
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