BBC Two is celebrating the start of Chinese New Year with a season of TV programmes focusing on China, beginning with ‘The Story of China’.
For the first time in its history, the Chinese New Year celebrations will be joined by officially designed Chinese New Year mascots.
Remarkable and unique, Chengdu is the relaxed and cheery capital of Sichuan Province and the gateway to China’s western hinterlands.
China is already a hugely popular destination, and according to a number of travel industry experts the country could be high on people’s travel bucket lists for 2016.
A giant golden statue of Chairman Mao – China’s founding father – has been erected in the countryside of Henan province.
Shanghai is one of a number of destinations that are expected to become hugely popular places to travel.
Many health experts believe that Qigong has a number of psychological and physiological benefits. It is unsurprising that it is becoming an increasingly popular pastime.
“The ‘Refreshing State’ is how the tourist board want Fujian Province to be remembered. After a few days travelling through this mountainous region on China’s southeast coast, I think that’s a pretty good description.”