At a time of continuous economic gloom and crises that seem to drag on, take a rejuvenating bath and immerse yourself in the energy of the new heart of the global economy. In bustling Shanghai, Hong Kong, or Canton, like everywhere else in China, you won't be able to resist the liveliness of this new economy in a country full of contrasts and surprises… It's been tested and approved over and over: spending some time in China allows you to charge your batteries.
China is in the media spotlight more than any other country, and often for the worse. "Yellow Peril," a concept forged in the 19th century, is still a reality. But perhaps that’s the best reason to go to China: to set prejudices aside and face the Chinese reality; confronting Western views and fantasies in real life in the Middle Kingdom. Form your own opinion about this extraordinary country and you won't be disappointed, because one thing is certain: China is much richer than it may seem in Western media and it won't fail to move you.
The beauty of nature is amplified in China. In a country the size of a continent, with China being 17 times the size of France, you'll have a wide selection of choices for getting close to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world! A bright green panorama of rice terraces at the Dragon's Backbone, the towering mountains of Shangri - La, the karst mountains bathed in mist from the Li River, or even the endless Taklamakan desert - here nature reveals her most beautiful spectacles...
Even if the whole Earth has become a playground for travellers, many countries no longer allow for discovery or a change of scenery. In China, much more than anywhere else, you'll really sense the "otherness." Here, it's a landmark. Beginning with the language, quite simply. Even though signs in the big cities like Shanghai and Beijingare written using the Latin alphabet, it's far from being the norm in the rest of the country. Beyond the language, written or spoken, this is the way to think, to see the world that is different. Welcome to an entirely new world...
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