From the wilderness of the Gobi Desert to the urban sprawl of China's largest city, Shanghai, from the remote monasteries of Tibet to the cultural riches of Beijing, China is a country like no other.
Once secretive and inaccessible, modern China is becoming a major player on the world stage. The temples and pagodas have been joined by high-speed trains and luxurious hotels, and China is no longer a tourist destination only for the adventurous. Indeed, with more and more numbers of airlines serving destinations across this vast nation, the Far East has never seemed so close.
Dynamic Hong Kong offers cutting edge technology alongside some of the world’s best eating and shopping experiences, while historic Xi’an has cultural cachet to match the ancient cities of Cairo, Rome and Athens. And the idyllic hotels of China’s developing beach resorts – from historic Hainan island to the blinding white beaches of Beihai - have a growing allure for international leisure visitors.
Catering to everyone from business travellers to family holidaymakers, China’s hotels offer accommodation to match every expectation, from the palatial, 5-star luxury found in the vast cities of the eastern provinces, to small boutique hotels and atmospheric guest houses dotted around the countryside.