Is there a better way to understand a country than by eating the food? We don’t think so, which is why we are so glad to see that the specialty tour operator Travel Indochina has launched a 13-day China Culinary Discovery tour. As tours to China go, this one ranks high on our bucket list.

golden Chinese dragon on a red door
We bet you won’t know which way to look…food…details…food…details…

You’ll start in Beijing with time to visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall of China before going on a culinary walking tour of Beijing’s backstreets and a cooking lesson in the hutong. They have even factored in time for you to visit the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace before flying to Xian (and later Chengdu). A food-tasting walking tour, a dumpling banquet, and a Sichuan cooking lesson have all been arranged, as well as time to visit the giant pandas and explore the markets for weird and wonderful items. The trip ends in Shanghai where the culinary delights include a Shanghaniese cooking lesson and steamed soup dumplings.

Prices start from 3,585 U.S. Dollars (USD) and flights to/from Asia are not included. Accommodation, internal flights and plenty of other bits, however, are. For more information, visit the China Culinary Discovery tour page of the Travel Indochina website.

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About Heather Tucker

Heather is a writer, photographer and explorer of the world with bylines in Archaeology Magazine, Porthole Cruise Magazine, Taste & Travel, amongst others. She is addicted to pen, paper, hotels, organisation and hippos. In addition to Travel Gluttons, you can find her over at Cloggie Central.


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