Why a Gastronomic Tour of China with Fuchsia Dunlop?
Well,... chopsticks at the ready for a Chinese foodie adventure with award-winning author Fuchsia Dunlop. On this National Geographic 'Tour of a Lifetime', you'll unlock the secrets of authentic Chinese food and learn how to shop, cook and eat like a local.
Savouring the best that Chinese cuisine has to offer, from Peking duck to the spicy flavours of Sichuan, Fuchsia will teach you her favourite Sichuan dishes.
Beijing's beautiful highlights include Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, a picnic on the Great Wall of China and learning tai chi at the Temple of Heaven. All this while tucking into delicious Mongolian barbeques and Wangfujing's famous street snacks.
What's In Store For The Rest Of This Special Tour?
In Xian, you?ll stroll through the bustling stalls of the Muslim Quarter, view the Terracotta Army from a special VIP deck and savour a traditional dumpling banquet.
Then it?s on to Chengdu for tea & mahjong, the panda breeding centre, the best preserved Buddhist temple and a visit to Sichuan Culinary Museum and spice market.
From there you?ll sample the flavours of the French Concession and eat soup-filled xiaolongbao in stunning Shanghai, visit its Culinary Museum and relax on a boat trip across the tranquil waters of the West Lake in Hangzhou before another Shanghai Surprise ending to your gastronomic adventure with a farewell dinner in a grand colonial mansion.
If that hasn?t excited your taste-buds and re-ignited your wanderlust, nothing will!
- Fall in love with China, its food and people
- Expert guidance and local knowledge from Fuchsia Dunlop
- National Geographic Tour of a Lifetime
- See The Great Wall, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square in Beijing
- Visit the Terracotta Army and Shanghai