Older parts of Chinese cities – See them while you can!

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Over the last decade of bringing our clients to some of China’s wildest destinations, one of the biggest changes we’ve seen has been the large amounts of demolition of swathes of the older parts of town in most cities.

Older parts

Much of China’s current modernization drive has been based upon the construction of modern residences for its people. But in order to make way for the new, much of the old has had to go.

Recent travels around the country suggest that the wave of demolition taking place in pretty much every city is actually accelerating.

China’s astounding natural beauty and vibrant, dynamic cities will always be a reason to come visit the Middle Kingdom. But if you’ve been putting off your first trip to China and would like to see the charming, historically rich, but somewhat dilapidated older parts of the cities – this is your time.

Whether you want to stroll through the storied hutongs of Beijing or Shanghai’s unique longtangs, we can help you tailor a trip that allows you to enjoy the perks of modernization while still taking a fascinating look into how people used to live in these world cities.


Photo credit: Fredrik Harenstam Photography

We also take clients to other unique cities including ChengduXiamenGuiyang, Guilin, Lhasa and Kunming. Contact us today to find out how we can help you experience this intriguing but disappearing part of China.

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