5 November 2018: China is already a bucket-list item for many holiday-makers but as eight lucky Travellers Choice agents recently discovered, there is so much to see beyond the Great Wall.
Hosted by Wendy Wu Tours and Malaysia Airlines, the agents experienced many of the country’s highlights including walking the Juyongguan Great Wall – named ‘the most magnificent pass in the world’ in ancient times – taking a 340kph bullet train ride from Shanghai to Beijing, and learning about the age-old process of silk-making.
Moss Vale Cruise & Travel’s Elise Fuller says the itinerary was “the perfect taste of an amazing destination”.
“Flying through Kuala Lumpur was a seamless experience, and it was great to have a representative from Malaysia Airlines travelling with us to update us on fares, seating and the best of Malaysian hospitality,” says Fuller.
Along with the must-do activities, agents were treated to unique experiences such as a home-cooked lunch with a real-life kung fu master who trained Hollywood stuntman Jackie Chan.
They also witnessed a spectacular display of physical strength and agility with a kung fu show at the Red Theatre in the Chongwen District – a highlight for Burnie Travelcentre owner Kathy Granger.
“It was an additional cost but I will definitely be recommending the show to my clients,” says Granger.
Lismore Cruise & Travel’s Amy Stuckey says it was local Wendy Wu Tours hosts Sam and Jade who really made the experience special.
“They were so knowledgeable, nothing was too much trouble and they went above and beyond to ensure that everything was perfect,” says Stuckey.