China is a land of mystery and charm. China is forever linked to its ancient civilization, friendly people, and many of the world's most revered treasures, such as The Great Wall and the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors in Xian and cosmopolitan Shanghai, stunning natural beauty in the Yunnan Province, mighty Yangtze River and along the trading route of the Silk Road. Today, one can also find spectacular architecture and towering skylines in Shanghai and Beijing (site of the 2008 Summer Olympics), a wealth of luxury accommodations - and as always - exquisite cuisine. Come and see why China is drawing millions of visitors from all over the world. And, why every one of them returns home smiling.
China is 2 hours behind Australian EST.
The offcial national language is Mandarin, which has eight major dialect groups that are region specific. In addition, there are several ethnic minority languages in the western and southern-most provinces.
Passports must be valid for six months beyond the length of stay. Visas are required for Australian travellers. Tibet Permits are issued by our operators in China as these are not available from Australia.