Experience the emerald green rice terraces and bamboo forests, snowy mountain peaks and ancient volcanoes and find a sense of peace. Tradition and ceremony rule in rural China and impose a sedate pace and make for a calm, almost introspective journey.
Millenia of history are waiting to be discovered, with the Terracotta Warriors, the Great Wall and mountain-top monasteries.
Then go into overdrive in the electrifying, always-on cities. Truly a glimpse of the future, Shanghai, for instance, has a skyline straight out of a sci-fi movie, and at night the streets turn into an uberglam, high-tech party venue.