Travelling to a country so far and so different from home can be quite a shock to the system, no matter how prepared you think you are! China is like a whole other world compared to England, filled with exquisite food, magical places and thrilling experiences – but it’s definitely worth doing your homework before you hop on that (long-ass) flight. If you’re just visiting for a week or two, here is a quick run downs of the ultimate best haves for your trip.
China certainly doesn’t lack in spectacular and majestic monuments, many steeped in history dating back through multiple dynasties. The Forbidden City, or 紫禁城 (Zǐjinchéng), is no exception. Read on for the ins and outs and a bit of the history, or check out my quick, at-a-glance guide to visiting at the bottom of this post!