Visit a country deep in dynastic history: fly with Austrian Airlines to China and tour the largest country in eastern Asia. Isolated for centuries by choice, China has now become a leader in global business and tourism. Distinct regions within the country are home to distinct ethnic groups and their unique history and traditions. Some of the major attractions are the cities of Beijing(the capital of China), Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Buddhist temples, rice fields, traditional Chinese opera, and Tai Chi practice in the public parks are familiar attractions. Dragon boat racing on the rivers is also a popular and colorful spectator sport to enjoy. Consider visiting the open markets for a taste of native foods prepared fresh to order by local vendors.