If you ask someone who has travelled to China what it’s like, they’ll most likely tell you it’s like nowhere you’ve been before. That might seem intimidating, but it’s one of the greatest features of the country. With its vast size and huge population comes megacities like Beijing and Shanghai, both of which make London seem little. In fact, area-wise, Beijing is 10 times the size of London! China’s cities are a great way to see how the country is so quickly developing, with hugely icon skylines and some of the most efficient public transport systems in the world. But they’ve also retained their history and a visit to any city in China will give you insight into the country’s past. From The Forbidden City to the Temple of Heaven, and the Hutongs and the Great Wall of China, Beijing is absolutely bursting with history just waiting to be explored. You may think that Shanghai is all glitz and glam and bright lights, but tucked away you’ll find the tranquil Yu Gardens and French Concession area, dating back to the colonial era.
It doesn’t stop there! China’s cities are only a part of what the country has to offer. The countryside and rural areas of China are some of the most underrated areas and are undoubtedly the places where you can take a peek at what life here is really like. From seeing the pandas in Chengdu, located in central China, to the karst mountain peaks of Yangshuo, to the tea plantations in Fujian, you’re guaranteed to find things here that you didn’t even know you needed to experience!
So we’ve convinced you to travel to China, but now you’re wondering how to do it. That’s where we come in. Here at The Dragon Trip, we’ve been organising backpacking trips to China for over 8 years, and we believe that we’ve fine-tuned our itineraries to offer you the perfect adventure. Our trips are specifically designed for solo travellers ranging from 18 to 35 years old, who want an authentic, exciting travel experience, whilst sticking to a budget. We also know that if you’re just coming out of uni, you’ll probably want to travel as cheaply as possible, which is why we’ve made our trips as affordable as possible. This might be your first real solo travel experience, so you can find comfort knowing you’d be travelling with like-minded people your age.
Planning the logistics of a trip can sometimes feel stressful and overwhelming, which is why we take care of everything. From accommodation to activities to inter-city transportation, you don’t have to worry about it. All you need to do is book your flights and the rest is covered, leaving you plenty of time to focus on your work (or daydream about your pending adventures in the library!) So, what’re you waiting for?!
Want to have your own China adventure? Our trips range from 9 days to 25 days, meaning you’re guaranteed to find a trip that suits your time and money needs. Why not check out our 25-day China Loop, our 18-day Shanghai Loop, or our 12-day Panda Volunteer & travel tour. Alternatively, drop us a message in the chat box below or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more!