China

China is the product of thousands of years of reform. A spectrum of Marxists and 24 hour work days, China is as multifaceted as its diverse landscapes.

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Surges of dynasties all leave a trail along China's vast landscape. From imperial palaces, noble ruins and cities of myth and legend.

Beyond the unmissable Great Wall of China and impeccable imperial buildings, you will find all depths of a China that means something to you. The extreme thrill seekers will find themselves at the base camp of Mount Everest, the inquisitive will find themselves in the world's largest library, the spiritually inclined will hike to Tibetan Buddhist Temples.

China is broken up by some incredible rivers, with spectacular floating villages only reachable by boat. On the other end of the scale is Shanghai, one of the world's megacities, which is a mash-up of all the hundreds of years of influence. Unbelievably techy, a forward pushing world where all rules are black mirrored, yet a spirit of the old Shanghai remains within its walls.

Sensorial Experience

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The epicentre of the Asian world, China is the hub of the silk road, there is a boom of innovation, culture and epic scenery that feels like another planet. You haven’t really experienced China until you’ve had your socks blown off by one of its scenic marvels. China’s constructed splendours give cities such as Shanghai head-turning cachet, but nature steals the show.

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Sound is a type of therapy here, from gongs to traditional instruments which are meant to bring you a sense of zen, wild parties aren't a common thing amongst everyone. China’s youth has a resurgence of counter-culture music scenes which have been thriving on the sides of the Internet Illegal to the government. This means underground gigs and semi-seedy clubs if you want to get away from the tourists. If you want to try something more in line, karaoke here is a never-seen-before must try.

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China is one of the worlds largest producers which also means polluters, the image of most people in the city wearing the obligatory surgeons mask isn’t a far step from a full on gas mask. To counterbalance, there are mountainous regions of fresh air, fresh tea, and fresh noodles.

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Food in China is at the centre of the socialising scene, but you never understand the breadth and depth of regional tastes until you explore them yourself. The region of Schezwan, for instance, loves spice and you will find festivals based around the schezwan spice. Enjoy and assault of flavour in every corner of China.

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China manages to evoke as many emotions as the diversity it presents, a world taken in so many perspectives it is truly a place where you will find your own. The culture around the mindfulness of people will blow you away and bring you an air of self-awareness like never before.

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