China surpassed all my expectations, from the cuisine to the inquisitive locals I chatted with through translation apps and laughter. I wasn’t sure what to expect from such a vast country with just two weeks exploring from Beijing to Hong Kong with G Adventures, but I was blown away by the diversity we saw.
From bright-light nights in Hong Kong and staggering sky-lines in Shanghai to the village life and slower paced vibes of the Longji rice terraces, this country was a dream to photograph even when the weather wasn’t on side. Here are some of my favourite photo moments from my Lonely Planet Best In Travel assignment exploring China.
Beijing to Hong Kong tour details
A 14-day Classic Beijing to Hong Kong Adventure with G Adventures is priced from £1,899 per person including all accommodation (allow US$475 for meals not included), a chief experience officer, and transportation in destination. Price does not include flights. For more information or to book, please visit www.gadventures.co.uk.
Street food in Beijing
First stop: Beijing
Bustling Beijing wasn’t as overwhelming as I expected. Having been to Shanghai before I expected the same level of crazy and contemporary, but with ancient palaces and alleys lost in time alongside the modern architecture around the old-city limits, it was actually the perfect place to start a China adventure.
The Forbidden City in Beijing
The Forbidden City
The Forbidden City is a vast palace complex that has spanned twenty-four emperors and is now one of the largest museums, and busiest tourist attractions in China.