China’s cultural landscape almost seems limitless. First there’s the people — China is the most populous country in the world. Then there’s the food — there are eight different major cuisines. And finally, the history — its first dynasty dates back to the 21st century BC. The things I saw travelling here combined together to create an experience that cannot be matched by any other part of the world. Here’s how I captured this expansive country through my camera’s lens.

Fake tattoos being applied in Beijing.

Fake tattoos being applied in Beijing.

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Riding bikes down the busy streets of Beijing. The city is known for having more than 9 million bikes that are used for commuting.

Riding bikes down the busy streets of Beijing. The city is known for having more than 9 million bikes that are used for commuting.

Outside of the bustling city of Beijing lies the re-built section of the Great Wall of China. Here, you get the chance to see how the wall once looked.

Outside of the bustling city of Beijing lies the re-built section of the Great Wall of China. Here, you get the chance to see how the wall once looked.

Further along the Great Wall of China, you get to explore the non-re-built parts. This combination of man-made structure and nature creates a spectacular setting amongst the beautiful mountain peaks that surround Jiankou.

Further along the Great Wall of China, you get to explore the non-re-built parts. This combination of man-made structure and nature creates a spectacular setting among the beautiful mountain peaks that surround Jiankou.

The Gou Kung Fu School is one of the largest in the world.

The Gou Kung Fu School is one of the largest in the world.

The Shaolin Monastery offers Buddhist teachings that combine religion, education and martial arts to those as young as four years old.

The Shaolin Monastery offers Buddhist teachings that combine religion, education and martial arts to those as young as four years old.

Just a casual group dinner together where we marvelled at the amazing variety within Chinese cuisine.

Just a casual group dinner together where we marvelled at the amazing variety within Chinese cuisine.

Hiking along the cliff-side trails of Mount Song, one of China’s Five Great Mountains.

Hiking along the cliff-side trails of Mount Song, one of China’s Five Great Mountains.

The Terracotta Warriors are a must-see for any trip to China. The magnitude of this historical site almost defies description.

The Terracotta Warriors are a must-see for any trip to China. The magnitude of this historical site almost defies description.

The night life of Xi’an is truly spectacular; from light shows, to packed streets, to endless amounts of delicious street food.

The night life of Xi’an is truly spectacular; from light shows, to packed streets, to endless amounts of delicious street food.

Riding bikes around the walled inner city of Xi’an provided a cultural and scenic journey around this historical city, which is known as the terminus of the Silk Road.

Riding bikes around the walled inner city of Xi’an provided a cultural and scenic journey around this historical city, which is known as the terminus of the Silk Road.

The culture and scenery of the remote villages around Longsheng are a stark contrast to the bustling big cities of China.

The culture and scenery of the remote villages around Longsheng are a stark contrast to the bustling big cities of China.

Peaceful fields around Longsheng.

Peaceful fields around Longsheng.

The China Adventure trip finishes in Hong Kong and its world famous cityscape!

The China Adventure trip finishes in Hong Kong and its world famous cityscape!

Getting There

G Adventures runs a number of departures in China encompassing a wide range of departure dates and activities to cater for different tastes. We’re thrilled at the prospect of showing you this big blue planet of ours — check out our small group trips here.

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