Visit China’s newly listed World Heritage Sites with Wendy Wu Tours

China travel specialist Wendy Wu Tours now features even more World Heritage listed sites following the announcement that the World Heritage Committee has added three more Chinese sites to the World Heritage List.

Including The Grand Canal in the central-eastern plains of China, an extension of the South China Karst Site and the Silk Roads covering a 5000km section from Chang’an/Luoyang in China to the Zhetysu Region of Central Asia, China steps into the limelight with newly listed sites of outstanding universal value. For those wanting to visit, Wendy Wu Tours offers a number of group, private and tailor-made tours and excursions encompassing the World Heritage listed sites.

The Grand Canal is a vast waterway system in the north-eastern and central-eastern plains of China, running from Beijing in the north to Zhejiang province in the south. Nearby, the historic canal town of Suzhou is featured in a number of Wendy Wu Tours’ itineraries. Visitors will enjoy the charming city, also known as the Venice of the East, before taking a cruise on the ancient Grand Canal which once formed the backbone of the Empire’s inland communication system.

The comprehensive 26 day ‘Grand Tour of China’ offered by Wendy Wu Tours introduces visitors to many of China’s highlights including the Yangtze, Yunnan and Guilin as well as Imperial Hangzou and historic Suzhou with a cruise on the Grand Canal. Alternatively, the 20 day ‘China Delights’ tour offers many of China’s highlights as well as a Li River cruise, the giant pandas in Chengdu and a voyage on the Grand Canal before escaping to traditional Wuzhen, home to an intricate system of canals, old wooden waterside houses, arch stone bridges and narrow cobblestone streets.

For those wanting to follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo on the ancient Silk Roads, of which 5000km are now listed as a World Heritage site, Wendy Wu Tours offers a 23 day ‘Silk Road Explorer’ tour introducing visitors to the centuries-old route strongly influenced by Muslim and Buddhist beliefs. Passing ancient forts and desert oases, walking on the far western end of the Great Wall and experiencing the famous Sunday Market in Kashgar, the tour features many highlights of the Silk Road, reaching a maximum altitude of 3,100m at Xiahe. An extension of the South China Karst site covering an additional 50,000 hectares is one of the world’s most spectacular examples of humid tropical to subtropical karst landscape now recognised as a World Heritage listed site. Including 12 elements spread over the provinces of Guizhou, Guangxi, Yunnan and Chongqing and covering 176 228 hectares, the extended area contains the most significant types of karst landforms along with other spectacular characteristics such as natural bridges, gorges and large cave systems.

For remarkable karst landscapes, Wendy Wu Tours offers its 19 day ‘Dreams of Nature’ itinerary highlighting China’s most captivating natural sights. Including Chongqing’s awe-inspiring Wulong with its remarkable karst landscapes, a visit to the Three Bridges National Park, featuring some of the world’s highest karst stone natural arches, and the botanical gallery of the Nine Villages Valley (Jiuzhaigou) in the Sichuan Province, visitors will enjoy a one-of-a-kind geological journey through China.

For more information or for further tour itineraries visit www.wendywutours.co.uk or call 0844 875 2436

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