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Plan your China trip

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Plan your China trip

Where to Go

The Most Popular Destinations in China – Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Guilin, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Tibet. Beijing and Shanghai are always the choice of first-time-visitors; these are also 2 major gateways for international flights.

Beijing Forbidden City

Beijing Forbidden City

Xian Terra-Cotta Warriors

Xian Terra-Cotta Warriors

Shanghai Yu Garden

Suzhou Classic Garden

Shanghai Huangpu River

Shanghai Huangpu River

 

Beijing, is China’s political, cultural and educational center, where you can see World Heritage Site like Great WallForbidden CitySummer Palace, Temple of Heaven, as well as ancient temples, world-class museums, modern shopping malls as well as the disappearing Hutong.

 

Shanghai is the most westernized city, and it has been leading the modernization of China since 1 century ago. The skyscrapers make you believe that the economic output of China was quadrupled in the past 20 years. Places of interests include Yu Garden, the Bund, Huangpu River and Maglev Train.

 

Xian was the capital of 13 ancient dynasties, possessing abundant historical heritage, where you can see the splendid ancient civilization of China.

 

Guilin has the most beautiful natural landscape, and the Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is world-class, and it makes you forget everything but enjoy the rivers and hills. Tibet is know as the world-roof-ridge, is a piece of mysterious land waiting you to explore; Yangtze Cruise takes you to a journey of China mother river and Three Gorges Dam; If you want to seek the trace of Genghis Khan and his great empire, please visit Inner Mongolia; Hangzhou and Suzhou are very close to Shanghai, and offer you with the world’s best gardens and lakes.

when to Go

Four Seasons of Hangzhou West Lake

Four Seasons of Hangzhou West Lake

China is a huge country with varied climates. In general, in the north winter is cold and dry. In the south summer is hot and humid. The rainy season is in July and August. The best season to travel in China is April, May, late September, October and early November. Climate in Hong Kong is sub-tropical, similar to that of Hawaii; while Hainan is a beautiful tropical island.

Four seasons:

 

Autumn (September to early October): the most comfortable season of the year. During this period, temperatures are reasonable throughout China (about 10-25C or 50-75F) with a limited amount of rain.

 

Spring (March to May): Spring can be delightful with the average temperatures roughly the same as in autumn . The best way to deal with weather unpredictability is to bring layered clothing that will make you comfortable in both chilly and warm weather.

 

Summer (June to August): It can be extremely hot. The daily temperatures in most of China can go above 30C or 85F. Summer is also a rainy season, so travelers should not forget umbrellas, light raincoats and rubber/plastic shoes.

 

Winter (December to February): Winter can be incredibly cold especially in the north.

Travel in the right season

General speaking, March, April, October and November are the best seasons to travel in China. If you travel to China in the right season.

Saving money. In these months, the costs of airfare and hotels are generally lower than the peak seasons.

 Less people. It offers you a more tranquil environment rather than noisy and crowded sites wherever you visit. Sometimes you spend more time being pushed forward than enjoying the view during peak time, while in the above mentioned time you can enjoy yourself in the beautiful scenery without any interference.

 Enjoyable water. March and April is the spring time, and October, November is the fall. Weather in China is generally mild and comfortable.

Avoid 2 holidays

Most people in China can not choose when to have holidays; so in public holidays it is extremely crowded. The 2 public holidays you should avoid are:

* Labor Day Holiday (May 1 to May 3)

 * National Day Holiday (October 1 to October 7)

Documents

  • Get your valid passport ready (at least 6 months validity from the date of travel)
  • Obtain the right China visa
  • Make sure your name spellings on your air tickets is the same as on your passport.
  • Check the weather of your destinations and pack your baggage light and smart.
  • Call the airline related to get your seat pre-assigned and your special dietary request placed as soon as you receive your airline tickets.
  • Make two copies of your passport identification page and China visa page. This will facilitate replacement if your passport is lost or stolen. Leave one copy at home with friends or relatives. Carry the other one along with a passport size photo with you in a separate place from your passport. Leave a copy of your itinerary and contact number with family or friends at home so that you can be contacted in case of an emergency.

Health & Medical issue

Health requirement

Many tours in China may require an extensive amount of walking. China Palace Travel is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of medical services or for the quality of medical care received. Please check with your personal physician to verify your particular needs. You are strongly recommended to purchase a travel insurance to protect you for the unexpected.

Vaccination

Vaccinations are usually not mandatory to enter China. However we highly recommend that you check with your personal physician to verify your particular needs. Most travelers take Hepatitis A&B and Tetanus. Some shots need to be taken well in advance. Please check with your doctor for details. For the latest international travel health information, please visit the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by visiting www.cdc.gov/travel.