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Travel Hit List: China

By | September 18, 2009
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China is one of the world’s most talked-about destinations. Full of wonder, history, and culture, we can’t wait to go back soon. For the first-time travelers (and die-hard fans), here’s a taste of fascinating China:

Cyclist in Lijiang, China. Photo: Fredrik Stai, Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

Read: How some of Xi’an’s famous Terra-Cotta Warriors are leaving China for a while, and discover more about Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi’s lasting legacy.


Listen: Chinese Classical instrumental music.


Watch: Learn about the secrets to the design of China’s Forbidden City (courtesy of Smithsonian Channel).


Eat and Drink: Bird’s nest soup, anyone? Learn more about this highly prized Chinese delicacy.


Check out: A fascinating timeline of Chinese history, courtesy of the Institution’s Freer and Sackler galleries.


Travel: Now is a great time to book a journey to China.


Next Summer: Looking for a great Study Abroad oppportunity? Smithsonian now offers Study Abroad programs for high schoolers in China. Click to check it out.


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Where in China would you most like to visit or revisit?

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