Happy Chinese New Year!

Great Wall of China

Yesterday people all over the world celebrated Chinese New Year welcoming the Year of the Snake.

The Snake is considered a powerful creature within Chinese mythology and it is associated with the element of fire. It is believed to bring positive feelings of warmth, comfort and light. The Year of the Snake is associated by many with wisdom and beauty, and it is said that those born during the Year of the Snake are intuitive, introspective and refined.

To celebrate and welcome in the Year of the Snake, we thought we’d share some beautiful images of China, kindly provided by Wendy Wu Tours.

China specialist Wendy Wu Tours is also celebrating the start of Chinese New Year by offering £200 off ALL fully inclusive group tours to China for bookings made before 28th February.

An ideal tour for seeing the best bits of China is the ‘China Highlights’ tour:

Experience eight cities on Wendy Wu Tours’ best value tour of China. See the historic cities, beautiful landscapes and even visit the Giant Panda Conservation Centre in Chengdu on this 27 day tour. This trip gives visitors the opportunity to see the most famous sights of this diverse country as well as its many hidden treasures. For an in-depth look at all China has to offer, this is the ideal tour; now priced from £2,290 per person including international flights, domestic transportation, accommodation, all meals, touring with guides and entrance fees as well as visas for UK passport holders, and the first 2013 departure leaves 16th February.

We wish all our Chinese friends and colleagues a wonderful Chinese New Year!


Images from left to right:

1. Abriendo Mentes, Costa Rica, Copyright
2. Nuevas Esperanzas, Nicaragua 
3. Vidarte Space, Brazil