In China’s rapidly developing capital, nothing is more evocative of the city's past than its many hutongs – laneway neighbourhoods that serve as oases of slow-paced tranquility.
Beyond the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, unique souvenir shops and an exciting nightlife scene can be found hidden in the city’s historic hutongs.
Hunt for the perfect souvenir and soak up the scene while shopping for local wares.
Prepare for an epic journey through a land of monumental architecture and deeply rooted traditions, where modern, towering cities stand in stark relief to rural landscapes.
From the riverside splendour of Yangshou to the historic streets of the capital Beijing. China has been inspiring travellers since the days of Marco Polo.
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