The Beginner’s Guide to

How to Plan a Trip to China

It may be daunting to plan a trip to China even if you have already experienced many travels abroad. If you are traveling to China for the first time, then you could use some helpful tips to help you plan your trip.

The places in China where you want to go is the first thing that you should consider. The favorite spots include Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai. But it would also be nice to visit Guilin and Chengdu. Places that will interest you should be your priority. Research on these areas and consider where you really want to go. Also consider the activities that you can do in those places.

Include Beijing in your itinerary if you want to see a mix of history and modernity. You must see Beijing since it is home to China’s Great Wall and the Forbidden City.

For history lovers, Xi’an is the place in China to visit. The nation of China had its roots here. This is the place where the first emperor of China ruled. In this place you will see sights like the grand Terracotta Army, the Wild Big Goose Pagoda, and the Great Mosque.

Shanghai is the largest and showiest city of China. This the modern city has a great skyline with towering buildings. You can also tour the water towns of Hangzhou, Suzhou or Huangshan.

If you want some picturesque scenery then you can visit Guilin where a Chinese minority lives. The landscape in this place is truly beautiful and it gives you a relaxing escape from the city. One of the things you can do here is to cruise the Li River to Yangshuo. If you are interested in the minority culture you can spend some days at the Longji Rice Terraces. This is where they plant in tiered fields and you can get to meet the Zhuang and Yao minorities.

Visitng Chengdu will make you experience the giant pandas. If you want to taste a great cuisine like the Spicy Sichuan hotpot, then Chengdu is the place to go.

So, after picking your destination, decide how long you will stay. Staying in a China for a week is ideal if you just don’t want to scratch China’s surface.

You should know about the visa policy in China and the gateway cities. Shangai and Beijing are the two gateway cities for your international flight. Hong Kong is also a gateway city for entering China.

One of your considerations should be the best time to travel to China. You can visit China’s cultural and historical attractions all year round. The seasons don’t affect the things to do in these regions. It is during spring and autumn or from April to October that you can best and the most comfortable time to go to China.

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