Beijing – China’s capital, and one of its oldest cities, offers imperial splendors and contemporary marvels. It’s also your gateway to the UNESCO-designated Great Wall and the 73 hectare Forbidden City, which is the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world, with more than 800 buildings and 9,000 rooms.

Xi’an – As the cradle of Chinese culture, Xi’an was capital to the first dynasty of China. It is also home to the Terracotta warriors and Horses, made up of more than 8,000 life sized terracotta warriors, horses, and chariots.

Lhasa, Tibet – Lhasa is the spiritual centre of Tibetan Buddhists and the location of their most sacred site, the UNESCO-designated Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, the holiest site in Tibet, as well as the Sera Monastery.

Shanghai – The largest and most exhilarating city in China flaunts an eclectic mix or architectural styles and a world-class shopping district.

Yangtze River – The Yangtze River forged the magnificent Wu, Xiling, and Qutang gorges over many centuries. Collectively knows as the Three Gorges, these wonders of the natural world offer dramatic and varied scenery.

Guilin – Guilin is said to have the “finest mountains and rivers under heaven.” Its surreal rock formations and the colourfully lit stalactites and stalagmites of the Reed Flute Cave have delighted visitors for centuries.

Source: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Canadian Edition