China is where I have based myself for the majority of my time in Asia, and it really is THE place to visit if you want to understand Asia. Take a look at the sub pages for my recommendations on destinations, but also consider the Lonely Planet Guidebook. It’s always my first stop when making travel plans for getting ideas, which I will then research online for more detailed itineraries. Chinese internet is censored heavily, so I highly recommend a VPN. I have always used Astrill, get it here.