A Visit to China [DST Group Tour RECAP]

written on April 18th, 2018 by


At Destination Specialists, we have the pleasure of organizing a few tours outside of the Philippines. It brings us great joy when we see the happy faces of our guests as they discover new cultures, and visit exotic locations.

On March 27 – April 3, 2018, we happily brought a wonderful group of people to China. We visited many famous spots as we bounced around Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.

Here are photos from the trip, along with descriptions of the different places we visited. 

The Great Wall of China

At this point, who hasn’t heard of this ancient wall? Studies show that the Great Wall of China was originally 21,196 kilometers in length, making it one of the most impressive feats in architectural history. It was originally built to protect China from raids and invasions from the nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe.

Today, the Great Wall of China is one of the most visited attractions in the world. The fact that portions of the wall are still standing two thousand years later speaks to the amazing feats of man kind.

Tiananmen Square

Located in the center of Beijing, China, the Tiananmen Square is also known as the Gate of Heavenly Peace. The founding of the People’s Republic of China was proclaimed by Mao Zedong in the square on October 1, 1949. It contains other various historical aspects of China, the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong.

Infamously, this is also the site of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, where this famous photo was taken.

The Temple of Heaven

There are many picturesque locations all over China. The Temple of Heaven is one of the most famous. Emperors from the Ming and Qing dynasties used to visit and offer a prayer to Heaven for good harvest.

We hope our guests offered a prayer and made a wish.


Shanghai, like most famous cities, has an instantly recognizable cityscape. One of the best places to view the city is at The BUND. It is a waterfront area in central Shanghai which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River in the eastern art of Huangpu District. 

A visit to Shanghai wouldn’t be complete without a photo from this famous spot.