We have gathered travel information for your trip to China. We hope this page helps you plan a great trip to this interesting Asian country!
Our China travel guide on the most populous country in the world and borders fourteen other countries. It is famous for many things, including the Great Wall, Martial Arts, Chinese Cuisine, Giant Pandas, and incredibly diverse landscapes. A China Visa is required to enter the country, and there are plenty of inexpensive air travel options to and around the country. It also has slightly lower prices than most Western Europe and the United States.
China has the world’s first or second-largest economy, depending on the metric. It is generally a safe country; most people are friendly and trustworthy. The primary industries include agriculture, manufacturing, services sector, and technology.
China has many ancient treasures, monumental marvels, and other magnificent wonders. There is a bit of everything, like remote mountainous areas, tropical islands, sun-filled beaches, modern attractions, and so much more. To experience all the beauty of China, you would need a lifetime to experience this massive country. Seeing more of this great country is on our schedule for the coming years. Keep reading to find out more about this incredible country.
Where do we begin when talking about Beijing? It starts with a late-night arrival at the airport, a two-hour trip to our hotel, not because of the distance but because we stayed in a cheap hotel that the taxi driver couldn’t find. After sleeping in a rock-hard bed, we woke to a traditional Chinese breakfast buffet with foods we’d never seen. It was so much fun! We also traveled to Xi’an to see the Terracotta Warriors and Guilin to take a boat ride on the Li River. We filled our hearts with many travel memories, including one we called, Racing in China (see the blog post below).
Travel Guides and Information for China
Language: Mandarin (70%), Cantonese, Hunanese
Monetary Unit: Renminbi (CNY)
Population: 1.402 Billion (1st)
Total Area: 3.73 Million Square Miles (3rd)
National Parks: 11
When to go…
The best time to visit Beijing is the spring and the fall. The optimal time is April-May and from September-October. This will avoid the winter cold, along with the high temperatures and rains during the summer months. Our family visited during July, and while it was hotter, we managed to enjoy our time.
The country is so large, so check the forecast for the area you are traveling to and pack accordingly.
Best Things to Do
- Walk on the Great Wall of China
- Visit the Xi’an and the Terracotta Warriors
- Float the Li River near Guilin
- See the Forbidden City in Beijing
- Explore the Yangtze River on a Three Gorges river cruise
- Walk Shanghai’s Bund Promenade
- Visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu
- Hike the stunning Shiniuzhai National Park and walk on a glass bridge
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