If you have never travelled to China, 2018 is the year to do so! China is developing faster than any other country in the world so we suggest you visit China sooner rather than later. 

Why you should visit China this year… 

“China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world.” – Nepoléon

Many people have misconceptions about China and what it is like. We have five reasons below why China should be on your travel list in 2018:

The Culture:

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A culture that is rich as the history is long. Everything you do as soon as you set foot in China will be a cultural experience. From meeting the people and learning about their traditions and festivals to tours of the Great Wall or seeing the Terracotta Warriors. 

The Food:

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Forget everything you think you know about Chinese food. You will understand once you’ve tasted your first dish in China! Specialities and tastes change depending on where you are in the country, for example, food in Shanghai is considered to be sweet whereas food in Hunan is considered to be spicy. Take a tour across the country tasting all that China has to offer! This really is a foodie’s paradise! 

The People:

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With the largest population in the world, there are plenty of people to meet in China. Chinese people are very friendly and more than likely want to take a picture with you. As tourism in China is fairly new still, compared to other countries, the Chinese people are interested in meeting you and speaking to you! 

The Sights:

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It is one of the largest countries in the world, which provides the most diverse landscapes. From desserts to seacoasts, mountain ranges to warm tropics, there is something for everyone in China. As well as the beautiful landscapes there are also beautiful and amazing tourist attractions due to China’s vast and rich history. Places you need to tick off your list are The Great Wall of China, Terracotta Warriors, The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and many, many more! At the same time, China is becoming one of the most developed countries in the world. So not only are you able to see the countries rich History, but you can also admire its skylines. The most famous being in Shanghai, with the modern riverfront skyline, known as the Bund. 

The Adventure:

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Because, well, your comfort zone can be too comfortable! It is never too late to visit China, and with having so much to do, see and experience you have no excuse!


Access China UK Education helps councils and schools in the UK make connections in China. We have years of experience in helping schools create sister school partnerships, set up student exchange trips, cultural sharing activities and head teacher delegations. If you would like to find out more about us, or our student exchange trips to China, then please get in touch by clicking HERE