Week 1 (6/17- 6/21): Beijing
As the capital of China, Beijing constantly reimagining itself as it races towards the future, yet inextricably linked to its glorious, notorious past.
Week 2 (6/24- 6/28): Shanghai
Few cities in the world evoke so much history, excess, glamour, mystique and exotic promise in name alone. For sure, Shanghai is the most modern city in China.
Week 3 (7/1 - 7/5): Nanjing
Lying on the lower stretches of the Yangzi River, Nanjing boasts a rich and impressive historical heritage and is also one of the cleanest and best-looking cities in China.
Week 4 (7/8- 7/12):Xi’an
The traditional capital city of thirteen dynasties, Xi’an is the eastern terminus of the Silk Road as well as the hometown of Terracotta Warriors in Qin Dynasty.
Week 5 (7/15 - 7/19): Hangzhou
In heaven, paradise; on earth, Suzhou and Hangzhou. Its scenic vistas draw you into a classical Chinese watercolor of willow-lined banks, mist-covered hills, and the beautiful West Lake.
Week 6 (7/22 -7/26): Chengdu
The well-known the “Land of Abundance” city owns panda and its special food very much as a point of pride. Featured with laid-back pace and diversity of cultural senses, one cannot feel unengaging lingering in the city.
Week 7 (8/5 - 8/9): Guangzhou
Guangzhou, once better known internationally as Canton, hums along at a pleasantly sedate pace, where narrow, leafy streets conceal temples and mosques, pockets of colonial-era heritage, traditional dim-sum eateries, distinctive qílóu shophouses, and Lǐngnán architecture.
Week 8 (8/12 -8/16): Kunming
Kunming has long been regarded as one of China’s most liveable cities. Known as the 'Spring City' for its equable climate, it remains a very pleasant place to visit.
Week 9 (8/19 - 8/23): Qingdao
Known as the Switzerland of the east, Qingdao boasts European architecture, coastal landscapes, local folklore, the worldly known Tsingtao Beer and Olympic Sailing Centre.
Week 10 (8/26 - 8/30): Harbin
Notable for its beautiful ice sculpture festival in winter, the “ice city” Harbin serves as an important gateway in Sino-Russian trade nowadays.