China is undoubtedly one of the world’s most diverse countries, where you’ll easily be spoilt for choice, simply due to its vastness. With that immensity comes a host of natural beauty, from bamboo-forested mountains, rivers and plains that have inspired Chinese paintings, to tropical islands and beaches that offer sunkissed escapes.

    With a colourful and somewhat tumultuous history that spans centuries and dynasties, China also has a mix of attractions that includes must-see iconic landmarks and architectural wonders, as well as a fascinatingly diverse cuisine. China’s big cities each have their own character. Beijing and Shanghai, for instance, each offer stark contrasts, with pagodas and remnants of millennia past in the shadows of modern skyscrapers.

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    • Hainan

      Hainan, besides being the southernmost part of China, is also the country’s largest island, offering a dreamy tropical getaway akin to popular Southeast Asian island destinations. The island’s own unique appeal lies in its collection of many different islets, picture-postcard bays and beach resorts as well as magnificent cultural attractions dotting its coasts and verdant hills.

      The city of Sanya, on the island’s south coast, is Hainan’s poster child – its long curving bay lined with 5-star resorts overlooking a long strip of soft sand and blue waters could easily be mistaken for Waikiki. And since Hainan became China’s largest special economic zone, the island promises even more to come for travelers from around the globe. Your next visit, either for romance, sightseeing, action or family fun, will never be the same as the last.

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