During our 14 days round trip we experienced the highlights
of the old and new China, with its invaluable cultural heritage
and gigantic metropolises, as well as some of its most beautiful
landscapes. We dipped into the Middle Kingdom and its fascinating
culture, which is still today deeply rooted in ancient traditions
and religious rites, experienced people in their ordinary lives
and enjoyed the good Chinese cooking. The journey was so rich in
experiences, information and exotic impressions that the memories
of it will probably stay alive all our lives.
The enchanting Classical Chinese
Gardens were a special treat – a paradise for mind and soul,
places full of natural beauty and harmony – reflections of
the Chinese philosophy, which considers harmony and balance between
all acting forces as source for happiness and success.
Despite the modern age, the Chinese people
have well preserved their cultural heritage and cultivated ancient
traditions and customs. Special highlights are the colourful festivals,
the most meaningful of which is the
Spring Festival / Chinese
New Year with marvellous processions, where old legends and
myths become vivid again..