The third-largest country in the world, China has over 5,000 years of history and culture under its belt. Its countryside and vibrant metropolises combine 55 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the iconic Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Army in Xi’an. Rural provinces have beautiful landscapes just waiting to be explored. Cruise through the mighty Yangtze River and pass by serene scenes of glacial meltwaters, deep valleys, farming pastures and striking canyons. One of the most biodiverse regions in the world, the river basin is made up of mountains, forestland, wetlands and waterways, creating a home for impressive wildlife like the giant panda, Yangtze softshell turtle, Chinese puffer fish and critically endangered Chinese alligator.