I have traveled to China twice. The last time was in 1988. It was one of the most memorable trips have ever taken.
I created a group of 10 from the Sonoma Mt Zen Center and we did a Zen tour of China. Gong deep into the farther reaches of the country to explore temples that were over 2,000 years old.
I'd highly recommend that you find out how you can create your own travel group and explore some of the areas that most travelers do not travel to. You will find the wealth of history and culture to be mind expanding