China, where ancient wonders blend seamlessly with modern marvels. From the majestic Great Wall to the bustling streets of Shanghai, travellers are invited to be enchanted by a land of timeless beauty and vibrant culture.


What You’ll Love Most About China

  • Spanning thousands of miles, the iconic Great Wall of China is a breathtaking marvel of ancient engineering, offering panoramic views and a glimpse into China’s rich history
  • In Beijing lies the grandeur of the Forbidden City, a vast imperial palace complex boasting ornate architecture, sprawling courtyards, and fascinating historical artifacts
  • Suzhou is home to enchanting gardens renowned for classical Chinese design, tranquil water features, and meticulously manicured landscapes
  • In Shanghai, experience the electric atmosphere of its futuristic skyline, with landmarks like the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Bund offering stunning vistas and vibrant nightlife
  • Xi’an hosts the timeless beauty of the Terracotta Army, an awe-inspiring archaeological site featuring thousands of intricately sculpted clay warriors and horses guarding the tomb of China’s first emperor

Please note that the estimated temperature, rainfall and recommended months of when to go are based on Beijing’s weather patterns

Where to Book

  • Great Wall of China

  • Zhangjiajie landscape, Wulingyuan scenic and historic interest area, China

  • Bronze lion, Forbidden City, Beijing, China

  • Shanghai aerial cityscape view, China

  • Terracotta Army, Xi’an, China

  • Solo traveller in China

  • Covered bridge in the Yu Yuan Tea Garden, Shanghai, China

  • Taking a cycle trip in Yunnan Province, China

  • Ancient city of Suzhou, China

  • Beijing skyline, China

  • Li River, Karst Mountains, China

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 2℃
  • 4℃
  • 11℃
  • 20℃
  • 26℃
  • 30℃
  • 31℃
  • 30℃
  • 26℃
  • 19℃
  • 10℃
  • 3℃
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 9
  • 14
  • 12
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 2

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.













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