Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai are known as the Golden Triangle of China Tours, for their symbolic meaning represented China's today, past, and future, bringing you the essence of China. A more complete China tour can be easily extended from a golden triangle tour, because these three cities are China's major transportation hubs, and geographically draws an equilateral triangle in the middle of China.
Suggested trip ideas:
A tour visiting Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai normally takes 8 days in China. You may take the following suggestions to extend your golden triangle tour:
- 2 extra days extend to China's most scenic city Guilin;
- 5 extra days to connect a Yangtze River cruise;
- Extra 3 days or a week to Shanghai's nearby regions: classic garden city Suzhou, China's most beautiful mountain Huangshan, or heavenly city Hangzhou.