China is one of the places I instantly fell in love with when I first visited it way back in 2003. Being a Canadian born Chinese, China was an eye opener for me to appreciate where my “roots” were. After venturing to the west, south, and northern parts of China, I’ve begin to realize some of the pros and cons of signing up for that next guided China tour. If you are planning to visit China anytime soon, then this post maybe helpful for you to determine whether you should visit China off the beaten path by yourself (i.e. going solo), or signing up for a packaged China tour offered by many tour guides and agencies.