China is a hotbed of culture and a magnet for backpackers yearning to experience true culture shock. You’ll get both the yin of ancient tradition and the yang of hyper-fast modern living. China is one of the four oldest civilizations on the planet with a recorded history of 5000 years. Its rich cultural relics and historical sites are seductive to backpacking travelers.

The country as a whole has contributed a lot to human culture: The compass, paper, gunpowder, and printing are among the most notable inventions made in China.

The Great Wall, the Grand Canal and the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project are among the top three great ancient projects built in China over 2000 years ago; now arguably the greatest examples of ancient engineering and symbols of its rich cultural heritage.

And like the country itself, being both modern and traditional, China has also gained widespread notoriety for their traditional religious teachings in Taoism and Buddhism. Confucianism is also much respected in ancient China. Art has developed over a period of more than 2000 years. Calligraphy and painting are two of the most respectable areas in the country.

The architectural style is out of this world to many foreigners, making China a gold standard for design lovers. Ancient buildings such as the temples, pagodas, palaces, long walls, corridors and wealth of antiquities and cultural relics are breathtaking treasures.

Both epic and uniquely charming, our China cultural tours will help you explore China’s ancient folklore, mysterious legends, beautiful artifacts and landscapes. If you have ever wanted to discover China and make friends while you’re at it, Sublime China sure shades all the boxes, featuring both classic and custom options.

And we feature just everything you can think of and more. The Forbidden City and Great Wall in Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi’an, the Mogao Grottos in Dunhuang, Potala Palace in Lhasa, the private gardens in Suzhou, Lijiang and Pingyao Ancient Cities are some of the most popular cultural sites among the foreigners.

Chinese porcelain is also a popular cultural tour attraction. Jingdezhen porcelain, the highest aesthetic era of porcelain, is the crown jewel of Chinese art and culture. The four traditional porcelains, including blue and white porcelain, glowing porcelain, color glaze porcelain and Famille-rose porcelain also are cultural gems featuring matchless handcrafted skills.

If you’re looking to take advantage of any one of our cultural tours, feel free to look below or give us a call at 1-888-373-6882.

Arts & Crafts Tour


China is a world-leader when it comes to arts and crafts. Not only does it have self-sufficient tribes in remote areas who see crafting as a way of life, but, it also features generations of expert artisans in threads, shoes, calligraphy, porcelain, paper-cuts, and brocades. It’s a country with a history of 5000 years and our Sublime China tours showcase its exquisite craftsmanship.

Martial Arts Tour


If you’re looking to explore the world of martial arts, make China your number one destination. Our martial arts tour features several hundred fighting styles; all that have developed in China over the centuries. Here you’ll get to learn where martial arts was mastered, uncover the legendary god of martial arts, engage in tai chi and more.

Classic Wonders Tour


Want classic? Want wonder? As one of the four oldest civilization in the world, China boasts many wonders, some of which are the works by nature and others by the human spirit. The Great Wall of China, Mogao Caves, Potala Palace and Leshan Giant Buddha to just to name a few. Our classic wonders tour will take you into ancient worlds for an exploration to remember.

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