China Holiday Packages
As the oldest civilisation in the world and one of the largest countries on Earth, China offers more adventure and wonder than most other nations combined. From the towering skyscrapers in Shanghai to the striking deserts of Inner Mongolia, and from the impressive islands of Hong Kong to the heights of the Himalayas, this country has every type of activity and cultural experience you can think of. There’s even a Forbidden City, for crying out loud.
China has captured the imaginations of visitors for countless generations, yet this country remains shrouded in mystery for many. The good news is that China holidays are only a couple of clicks away. Now you can find out what the country is really all about by booking one of the China holiday packages featured here on Wotif.
Head Off the Beaten Path
China is so large and loaded with things to do, it’d take several weeks just to scratch the surface of available adventures. And while the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square are definitely worth visiting during your stay in the country, here are a few more intriguing stops you might like to make after booking one of our China packages:
- Hanging Temple of Hengshan: Looking for an awesome place to hang out? This ancient temple is tough to beat. Located roughly 60km southwest of Datong in the Shanxi province, this gravity-defying cliffside structure was erected on Mount Heng more than 1500 years ago, and has around 40 rooms connected by a series of labyrinthine passageways. It rests on poles jutting out holes drilled into the cliff, and the structure pays homage to three religions (Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism) through a collection of almost 80 statues and carvings.
- Bund Sightseeing Tunnel: Ready for your jaw to drop? If you book one of our Shanghai holidays, this trippy tourist trap is a great way to send your mind reeling. Instead of riding a metro car or arranging Shanghai car hire to cross the Huang Pu River, take the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel that passes beneath the celebrated Oriental Pearl Tower. Start by boarding a futuristic passenger car, then prepare for sensory overload as you pass through a gauntlet of strobing lights and mesmerising sounds reminiscent of a psychedelic experience—minus the whole taking drugs part.
- The Forbidden City: Among the most memorable stops on holidays to China is a visit to the Forbidden City in Beijing. Constructed in the early 1400s, it took millions of workers 16 years to complete the rectangular estate. It’s separated into an inner and outer court, and surrounded by a moat on all sides. Numerous dynasties and countless members of China’s ruling class lived in this massive complex, and you’ll walk through the same gates and halls that they did. The entire Forbidden City is now part of the Palace Museum, which houses more than 10,000 ornate fans in addition to many other artifacts from antiquity. Put your learning cap on, mate: you’ll need it!
Since China has so much to offer, you owe it to yourself to spend some serious time here. And since Wotif makes it easier than ever to book an affordable adventure, why wait? Browse our selection of China package deals today, and you’ll find yourself in the Forbidden City before you know it.