Things You Need to Know Before Planning Your Tour to China

There is something unique about China and that is what travelers are curious about. China is not just a country; it is a different world entirely with a distinctive culture, long history and interesting people.

Patience is truly a virtue when you travel to China; this is because you need a long time to plan out your
itinerary to the different provinces and regions to see what this beautiful nation has to offer. From natural
sceneries to historical architectures, great culinary arts, strong defense systems, shopping sprees, high tech modern buildings and local minorities, China is more than what you really expect.
China receives a high number of tourism yearly; this has allowed the country to become one of the most interesting places to visit on a getaway escapade from a different lifestyle.

The best time to plan your travel to China is in spring (March – April) and autumn (September to October).

Although highlands like Tibet, Yellow Mountains and Qinghai are best enjoyed during the hot summer period (June – September).

Now your next question would be “Where are the places of interest?”

Being that the entire country has a vast landscape filled with beautiful attractions, I will briefly summarize the most interesting provinces to be visited with a list of things to see.

Beijing – This should be the first city to visit on your tour itinerary. Major tourist attractions include the ever popular and historical symbol of China- the Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City, The Summer Palace, The Ming Tombs and The Tiananmen Square- the largest city square in the world.

Xian – Xian is another popular tourist destination which is always included in many China tour packages. The main highlight in Xian is the Terracotta Warriors – these are thousands of life sized figures of terracotta army buried after the time of the qing dynasty.

Yunnan – Yunnan is an ancient cultural city in China with a high number of foreigners. This is because of its mild climate. It has quite a number of places to see like the Old Town of Lijiang where you can spend some time with local minorities, the Shilin stone forest, Dali Old Town and of course its capital, Kunming.

Guilin and Yangshuo – This is a place in China known for its karsts landscapes. A cruise along the beautiful Li River is one to witness. This river starts and Guilin and winds it way down into Yangshuo providing you with some of the most beautiful landscapes ever seen.

Shanghai – If you want to experience an environment where ancient and modern civilization are entangled, then Shanghai is definitely the place to go. The city boasts of preserved old architecture buildings and skyscrapers which add more beauty to the sights of this area.
Tibet – Tibet is the best province in China for trekking and religious tours. If you want to fly and climb on the roof tops of the world, then a train adventure to Tibet via the Qinghai-Tibet highway would be your best choice.

And just before you leave China, you can explore the beautiful island of Hong Kong – the city which portrays a new modern China.

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Priya Harrison

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