Five Reasons to visit China today

Five Reasons to visit China today

The team at Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts reveal the five reasons we recommend visiting China.
 
Juxtaposition of old and new
China boasts some of the newest buildings and infrastructure, yet with thousands of years of history and civilisation under her belt, China is also historically and culturally rich. It is this ubiquitous contrast in China’s modern society that makes it ever intriguing for visitors. Just look at the French Concession versus the recognisable skyscrapers of the Pudong skyline in Shanghai, or the Forbidden Palace versus Wangfujing in Beijing.
 
Retail heaven
What makes China such a retail heaven is the fact that it caters to shoppers of every budget. China has become one of the largest consumers of luxury goods in the entire world, and when it comes to luxury and opulence, the Chinese really know how to do it big. At the same time, inexpensive tailored goods and locally made produce are also easily available.
 
Well-developed infrastructure
It is easy getting in and around China with its well-developed infrastructure of roads, airports and transportation systems. Its ultra-modern high-speed train takes you just over four hours to traverse across the country from Shanghai to Beijing at over 350km/hr! China also lives up to its literally translated name, the Middle Kingdom, with frequent international and domestic flights servicing many cities within China, providing easy access from all over the globe. 
 
Diverse culinary offerings
The culinary scene in China is most thriving and exciting, with master chefs blending age-old techniques and recipes with modern flavours and international influences. The styles vary from city to city, with Shanghai, Beijing and Xi’an all having their own delicious and distinct cuisine. With over 70 people groups in China, China’s culinary offerings reflect the diversity of this melting pot of cultures. There is also a plethora of options ranging from the humble street vendor to trendy outfits that cater to a range of tastes and budgets.
 
China’s amazing growth story
The face of China has changed so much over the past few decades. With its ever changing landscape and rampant development, the China we see today is completely different from the picture depicted in our history books or in the mass media, and it will continue to evolve. Its people are hardworking and driven, and there’s a palpable energy in the air. Its optimism is infectious and prosperity growing. Visitors to China today will witness a unique snapshot in time – China’s golden age.
 
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