Home to the world’s largest population of 1.3 billion, China provides a cultural experience rivaling no other. A long coastline provides for meals jam packed with tasty seafood, and food districts in Beijing offer brilliant fusion cuisine. Beijing, the nation’s capital, is an excellent source for historical context, while Shanghai is the epitome of a contemporary state. The architecture and neon nightlife can simply be described as modern and cool. During the summer you can cruise from Chongqing on the bank of the Yang Tze, the longest river in China and in the world. Economic growth in this country is very evident with the many commerce headquarters, and successful ports, including Tianjin. Don’t forget to pack lightly before your trip because you will leave with a much heavier baggage load because of the wonderful trinkets and shopping, in both malls and bustling marketplaces, available all around.