Backyard Travel Release Their First China Tour: Epic China

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Backyard Travel, Asia’s most innovative travel company, have today release details of their first tailor-made tour to China. The new trip takes in many of the wonders of China, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites like The Summer Palace, West Lake, the villages of Xidi and Hungcun and, of course, the Great Wall of China, all with local insights and insider info that make Backyard Travel tours unique.

Forbidden City, Beijing, China

China is a spectacular destination that offers every kind of traveler something unique, from families to retirees, from culture-lovers to nature seekers, China has it all

The 19 day / 18 night Epic China tour package takes travelers on a once-in-a-lifetime trip which begins in Beijing. During four days in China’s capital, travelers will visit The Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and The Great Wall of China, as well as pay visit to many various temples to better understand the complex relationship China has with various religions. The stay in Beijing also includes guided visits to the Wangfujing area, Donghuamen market and trips to parks to absorb the everyday life of society.

From Beijing the attraction-packed tour moves to the ancient capital of the Northern Wei Dynasty, Datong, where travelers can experience the Yungang Grottoes, a symbol of the golden age of Buddhist cave art in China where approximately 51,000 rock statues made by monks can be found. Travelers will also visit the Huayuan Temple and the Nine Dragon Wall while in Datong, before taking an overnight train journey to Pingyao.

While en route to Pingyao, travelers on the Epic China tour will have the chance to see the Suspended Temple, and the Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, which was constructed in the 11th century. Once in Pingyao, travelers will be able to take their time and experience one of the best examples of preserved medieval cities in China, surrounded by conserved reinforced city walls.

The tour then continues to Xi’an where travelers can see the world-famous Terracotta Warriors, claimed to be one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the world. From there, travelers will then visit Guilin, home to some of the most spectacular scenes of natural beauty in the world, followed by the equally impressive Hangzhou region. Hangzhou contains two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the villages of Xidi and Hongcun where travelers will also learn about the art of fengshui. Hongcun is a classic example of the art form and was purpose-built to represent the silhouette of a buffalo.

The Epic China tour also includes a visit to Huqingyu Tang Museum of Chinese Medicine to learn about Chinese medicine and its practices, including acupuncture, pharmacotherapy, yin and yang and qigong.

Before arriving in Shanghai, the tailor-made tour makes a stop in Huangshan, an area that has been a source of inspiration for many artists throughout the centuries, to take in the spectacular Yellow Mountains named after the Yellow Emperor.

Once in Shanghai, travelers on the Epic China tour will be able to view the city again through the eyes of an insider, with guided tours of the French Consession, Xintiandi, Tianzifang, Najing Road, People’s Square and the Pudong district. Travelers also have the option to visit The Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center before rounding off the once-in-a-lifetime trip with a traditional Chinese massage.

“We are extremely excited to begin offering tailored tours to China,” said Backyard Travel’s General Manager Maeve Nolan. “China is a spectacular destination that offers every kind of traveler something unique, from families to retirees, from culture-lovers to nature seekers, China has it all. This new tour takes travelers to see the best of this wonderfully diverse country, with visits to the sites they already know to ones they couldn’t even imagine.”

About Backyard Travel
Bangkok based Backyard Travel is an online travel company specializing in tailor-made tours to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia and Japan. For more information about Backyard Travel, visit http://www.backyardtravel.com or Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BackyardTravel.

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