Top Things to Do in China
China is a vast country with diverse landscapes and cultures. It might be confusing as to how to plan a China tour. China Highlights has categorized the following destinations, attractions and things to do according to month of visit, interests, whether it is your first or second trip etc. visit to China, duration and budget, view our top 10 China Tours now.
Places to Visit by Month
The freezing weather in North China gives rise to various winter activities, such as skiing and ice and snow festivals, while on the warm southernmost Hainan Island, people enjoy sunshine and beaches.
It is one of the best times to visit China, when the weather gets warmer, flowers bloom, grass sprouts and rivers flow. In South China, the spring offers a great chance to see fields of cole flowers and rice terrace fields in the countryside.
It is summer time, the hottest and most humid months in China. There are places to escape or embrace the summer heat. It is also a good time for visiting Tibet, where there will be pleasant weather and grand festivals.
Autumn is one of the best seasons to visit China with pleasant weather. October 1-7 is China’s National Day Holiday, when tour prices rise and scenic spots are crowded; avoid visiting during this period. Recommended Tour: Fairy Land Tour to Jiuzhaigou and Mount E'mei
It slowly turns into winter. With the holiday season coming, this period provides good opportunities for shopping.
Places to Visit by Theme/Interest
Various festivals, including Chinese traditional festivals and festivals of many ethnic minorities, fill the calendar throughout the year. The most important festival for the Chinese people is Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), and is also the best time of the year to see traditional performances such as lion dance, dragon dance and other activities. Recommended Tours: China Festival Tours
For active travelers, there are some grand events at international level held in China. Also, many scenic spots are suitable for sports activities like hiking, biking and skiing. There is something for every one with varying physique and adventure levels. Recommended Tours: China Hiking Tours
With over 4,000 years of history, China is one of four ancient civilizations in the world. The historical legacy serves as a valuable pool of material, spiritual and philosophical traditions. Historical sites and relics are many travelers' reasons to visit China.
With a vast expanse of territory, China boasts diverse and picturesque natural beauty. As of 2010, 40 sites had been inscribed as World Heritage Sites, including 29 cultural, 7 natural and 4 cultural and natural heritage sites.
Food has a special meaning to Chinese people. China is considered a gourmet paradise because of its great variety of food and a surprising range of ingredients used. Chinese food is healthy, delicious, and above all, different. Recommended Tours: Chinese Food Tours
Honeymoon couples can have a most romantic and unforgettable experience in China. There are many options for couples, and they can select the destinations and activities depending on their personal choice and preferences.
Places to Visit on Your ... Time to China
For first-time visitors, the following destinations can help them a general impression of China: Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an and Guilin. These four places are the most popular destinations for visitors both in China and from around the world. They represent China's past, present, scenery and development.
The following are also among the most famous and popular destinations in China. They are suitable for travelers who have already grasped a glimpse of China and want to explore more of it. Recommended Tour: 8-Day Explore Shangri-La Tour
For travelers who have visited China for several times, it is suggested that they travel to relatively remote or less-travelled destinations, to see more of China's ethnic minorities, landscape and culture. Recommended Tour: 17-Day Tracks of Marco Polo Tour