DESTINATION: China

China is a captivating destination, offering a rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty. It is a country that offers diverse experiences and unforgettable sights, sounds and tastes!

China has played a pivotal role in the Silk Road both historically and in contemporary times, so no exploration of the Silk Road would be complete without exploring part of this huge country.

Highlights of China

Terracotta Warriors

Only discovered in 1974 near the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, these life-sized clay soldiers, horses, and chariots were meticulously crafted over two millennia ago to guard the emperor in the afterlife. Each of these intricately detailed figures has its own unique expression and stance, offering a fascinating glimpse into the military might and cultural sophistication of ancient China. Even if you have seen many photos, experiencing it in person is an unforgettable experience.

Xiahe

Home to the renowned Labrang Monastery, one of the largest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries outside of Tibet, Xiahe gives you the opportunity to experience the Tibetan culture without the altitude of Lhasa.

Bingling Si Caves

Carved into the cliffs over centuries, the remarkable Bingling Si caves showcase ancient Buddhist art and architecture with an impressive array of statues, sculptures, and murals dating back to the 4th century. Getting to the caves is part of the adventure with a lovely boat trip along the Yellow River.

Journeys Featuring China

A epic 59-day guided adventure from Istanbul to Beijing via Turkey, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Gallery: China

Travel Journal: China