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Unmask China’s millennia-old culture and customs on an Asia cruise with Holland America Line. Bustling Xingang opens the door to Beijing and its Forbidden City; China’s capital is also a short train ride from Tianjin, although the cruise port boasts its own treasures like the Confucius Temple. Witness Shanghai’s dynamic skyline from the sea, then “float” above it on the futuristic Maglev train. Sip pale lager at the Tasingtao Brewery in Quingdao, and meet a local family in their Dalian home.


A view of a temple and lion statue in Port Xingang Beijing China

Xingang (Beijing), China

When it comes to culture and history, few cities compete with Beijing, located to the northeast of the port of Xingang. Its Forbidden City is unparalleled: The massive complex is home to the Palace Museum with nearly 1 million Chinese antiquities.
Pudong skyline at night, Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

Shanghai is one of Asia’s most dynamic cities, and one of juxtapositions. It’s divided in two by the Huangpu River—to the west is Puxi and to the east Pudong. Puxi is the city’s downtown and its historic center; it’s here that much of the shopping, dining and nightlife is concentrated.
Closed up of the Bronze Guardian Lion statue in Beijing, China

Tianjin (Beijing), China

Few cities can compete with China’s capital, Beijing, roughly two hours north of the port of Tianjin. Its Forbidden City is unparalleled, home to the Palace Museum and its collection of Chinese antiquities.

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