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Stretching more than 3,000 miles. from the western shore of the Pacific Ocean across the face of Asia, China is a country of immense size and variety.

This vastness not only adds to the excitement of planning a trip to the country, but also to the dilemma of which cities and regions to visit first. When planning a trip to China, it is recommended that you don’t try to see “everything” in one start-to-finish, whirlwind trip. Sure, you’ll come home with some great pictures, but if you want to fully experience the country, allow enough time to really experience it. China is definitely the kind of place you will want to visit more than once. It is best to visit the major sites and cities on the first trip, at a relaxed pace, then plan to explore the country, region by region, on subsequent trips when you can experience all the different ethnic minority cultures and archaeological wonders. Keep in mind that China is a land of extreme climatic variations.

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