Xian is an old city mostly known for the archeological finds of the Terracotta Army, a real size stone army where real people and horses are said to have posed to be carved in stone. The stone wall around the city centre also makes Xian quite unique.
Capital of China and one of the largest, busiest and most incredible cities in the world and home of the Chinese Government. Visit the Tiananmen Square with Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and - of course - the Great Wall of China nearby. If you have the time, try the Opera or Peking Duck!
Kashgar is a city if the far-west of China. It was an important trading post on the ancient Silk Road. It's markets were famous, but since traditional Chinese moved in the city changed.
Dunhuang is an old city at the very west end of the Chinese wall. It was part of an old East-West trading route. It still is very important for Buddhist because of old caves with religious inscriptions.
Shanghai, the economic heart of China, has played a major role in China´s past and will do so in the future as well. You can find anything here, from local dance, traditional tea houses, nice food to luxury cars and watches. The Bund and the ´bottle opener´ are must do´s.
Datong is a major city with on an important travel route with temples, murals and caves.
Guilin´s rural landscape is the reason to visit the area. "Bubbled" mountains cover the place and you really feel like being surrounded. Take a ride on the Li River to Yangshuo or visit the magnificent rice fields just North of the city - as many Chinese on vacation do.
The Capital of Tibet used to be a great place to experience the Himalayas and observe the local, religious Tibetan population. Things have changed. Lhasa has become more modern and certainly more Chinese, not in the least because of the railway system that takes you from mainland China straight here.