Imperial Jewels of China
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View modern & imperial landscapes
Viking deepens your understanding of Chinas imperial history and forward-thinking modernity on one wide-ranging cruisetour. Trace timeworn steps along the Great Wall. Marvel at 8,000 ancient Terra Cotta Warriors, each distinctly carved. Admire emerald-draped cliff faces and hushed monasteries during a tranquil Yangtze river cruise. Step inside the massive Three Gorges Dam. And gaze upon Shanghais cutting-edge skyline. Join us on this most enlightening of journeys.
Beijing, a grand imperial capital from the 10th century until Communism in 1949, holds over 3,000 years of history.
From the sprawling Forbidden City to the serpentine Great Wall, Beijing is a massive repository of the monuments of the past.
Quiet warrens of courtyard homes, Beijing at its most authentic, recall the Peking of old.
Thousands of ancient Terra Cotta Warriors, buried with Emperor Qin Shi Huang over 2,000 years ago, were unearthed in Xian in 1974.
Over 3,100 years old, Xian rivals Egypt and Greece as the birthplace of civilization; its peak came during the glorious Tang Dynasty.
Perched on steep hills where the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers meet, Chongqing was one of the Allies three World War II headquarters.
Shibaozhai Temple (Precious Stone Fortress) is a gem of Chinese architecture.
Three Gorges, China
At 25 miles long, Wu Gorge is a breathtaking canvas of forest-covered mountains, sheer cliffs, rising mist and cascading waterfalls.
Three Gorges Dam, China
Part of the Three Gorges system on the Yangtze River, Wu Gorge is perhaps the most beautiful stretch in the river.
Within Jingzhou, ancient Yings city walls, gates and watchtowers help Jingzhou strike a dramatic pose on the Yangtzes banks.
One of the most important cities of Chinas Republican Revolution, this capital of Hubei province is a gateway to the Yangtze Gorges.
The metropolis and financial center of Shanghai orbits around its famous Bund, an elegant riverfront promenade overlooked by colonial-era banks.
The largest city in China and one of the worlds most important ports, Shanghai began as a tiny fishing village 5,000 years ago.
Because Shanghai has long welcomed people from all over the world, it has a history of being an open-minded city with a freewheeling character.