China or officially known as the People’s Republic of China is a country nestled in Eastern Asia housing world’s largest and about one-fifth of the population. The country is one of the world’s four great ancient civilisations dazzling world with its deep-rooted culture, classic cuisine, kung fu, fine silk, pagodas, paintings, porcelains, Ming vases and tea. China never failed to amuse the people around the world with their key attractions including the Great Wall of China, Terracotta Warriors and the Forbidden City. The land of philosopher Confucius, Mao Zedung and pandas, China is a place buzzing with astounding energy that adds to its charm.
China is chiefly divided into thirty-one provinces and seven regions, each region featuring its own speciality. The Northeast China cradles vast forests with snowy winter exhibiting Japanese, Russian and Korean influence; North China is the heart of Chinas civilisation and includes the Yellow River Basin area. Northwest China is a land of deserts, grasslands, mountains, Islam, nomadic people and the countrys capital for 1000 years; Southwest China and South-central China holds the minority of the nation and represents the farming areas of China respectively. Where the Southeast China is the manufacturing hub and trading centre, East China houses the countrys new cosmopolitan economic centre and is known as land of fish and rice.
March - April (Spring), September - October (Autumn) is the best time to visit China
The best time to visit China is during Spring (March to May) and Fall (September to October). China is a vast country with a diverse climate. The Spring and Fall seasons offer incredibly mild weather conditions in most parts of the country. South China experiences humid summers, with temperatures approaching 40 degrees Celsius in some regions. The south-east coast of the country faces typhoon season in July and September. Central China has long, humid summers and short, chilly winters. Historical and cultural destinations like Shanghai, Beijing and Xi’an are not affected much by changes in the weather. They are suitable destinations to visit at any time of the year. Overall, spring and fall are the best time to visit as these months also constitute the offseason for domestic tourism.
Ancient history. Robust culture and heritage. Panoramic landscape. Traditional food. Astounding Architecture.
Overcrowded cities. Pollution, especially in Beijing. Foreigners are overcharged for almost everything. Poor internet access: no access to Google.
Culture and heritage lovers. Those who enjoy architecture. Shopping buffs. People crazy for food.
China is full of accommodation options with hotels spread all across the urban part of the country offering the presence of big names in cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and further budding in Shenzhen and Guangzhou. One will find high-end names such as Mandarin Oriental and Shangri-La. Other than that, there are good low-budget hotels to highly luxurious ones.Another option of accommodation is renting an apartment, but it can be quite far from the main cities or city centre. Currently with growing inflow of budget travellers to China, one will hardly find any tourist areas without a hostel ranging from poor to adequate. Beijing, Guangdong, Guangxi, Shanghai and Yunnan are the major cities offering good hostel facilities. For those looking for an extra luxurious stay in the country, there are stylish properties in traditional architectural style and also a unique option of mega casino resorts situated along Cotai Strip.
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