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China, which has recently become the
second largest economy in the world, boasts of a long
history of over 5,000 years with a diversity of cultures
and minority groups plus the numerous amazingly
beautiful sights, both natural and man-made. With its
awesome beauty and mystery, China remains one of the top
tourist destinations in the world, and a trip to China
from America is now as convenient as ever.
When to go:
China is a vast country with wide-ranging climatic
conditions, so a decision about the best time to visit
should be based on the regions you plan to tour and the
kind of weather you enjoy.
High seasons in China:
? Labor Day (May 1, 3 days duration)
? National Day (October 1, 7 days duration)
? University Holidays: Summer holiday (June-September)
and Winter holiday (January-February)
Many Americans plan a trip during high seasons. However
it is not always the best choice. During high seasons
tickets for trains, planes, as well as accommodations at
hotels are hard to obtain, as great numbers of people
travel during these times. It is highly recommended to
join an organized tour if you must travel during high
seasons, as doing so will certainly relieve you from the
difficulties of obtaining tickets.
Compared with high seasons, the low season couldn't be a
better choice for traveling. They offer you the
? Saving money. In low seasons, the related costs will
be much lower than during the peak seasons. Entrance
fees, travel ticket prices, and the goods sold in the
places of interest will all cost less.
? Saving time. Low seasons offer you a more tranquil
environment rather than a noisy, crowded place. It may
take several hours to take a photo during peak time,
while in low seasons you can enjoy yourself in the
beautiful scenery without any interference.
Autumn: Normally, the most comfortable season of the
year is early autumn (September to early October).
During that period, temperatures are reasonable
throughout China (about 50-72F).
Spring: Spring can also be delightful with the average
temperatures roughly the same as in autumn (about
50-72F). The best way to deal with weather
unpredictability is to wear layered clothing that will
make you comfortable in both chilly and warm weather.
Where to go:
Going to China for traveling, you will have a plethora
of destinations. In many ways, China is very similar to
America. Large mega cosmopolitan cities, wonderful
natural beauty, and rich cultural and historical sights
are just some of the ways they are comparable.
The most popular destinations in China: Beijing,
Shanghai and Xian are the most favorable Chinese cities
to visit. Beijing, the capital of China, is the center
of the country's political, economic, cultural and
educational center; Shanghai is a well-developed
metropolis with prosperous economy; Xian, the ancient
capital of 13 dynasties, possesses abundant amounts of
Hangzhou, Suzhou, Guilin, Lijiang, Jiuzhaigou, Sanya,
Tibet and Xinjiang are other popular destinations.
Hangzhou and Suzhou boast beautiful water towns, lakes
and gardens as well as a favorable climate; Guilin,
Lijiang and Jiuzhaigou are famed for their unique
natural scenery, and characteristic ethnic minorities'
culture; Sanya in Hainan Province is China’s version of
Hawaii; Tibet has mysterious religious beliefs, vast
grasslands and the world’s highest mountains; and
Xinjiang attracts tourists by its various ethnic
minorities and numerous historical relics along the Silk
China has numerous nationalities and each nationality
has their own festivals. Should you be a Chinese culture
lover, come to China during the time the festival you
wish to see is happening.
Nearly each Chinese festival has its own legend and
history. Please explore more details about Chinese
festivals and determine your trip itinerary based on
your favorite ones.
Flights from America to China:
When arranging your flights, keep in mind that you will
usually arrive in China on the day after you depart from
your home city, as you will cross the International Date
Line. In the case of Asiana and some of the Dragonair
flights which leave around midnight, you will arrive in
China on the third day.Airlines offering flights to
United Airlines, Air Canada, Northwest Airlines, Asiana
Airlines, Korean Air, Dragonair, Air China, China
Eastern, China Southern, British Airways, Virgin
Atlantic, Swiss Air, Continental Airlines, American
Airlines, Delta Airlines and Cathay Pacific.
For the best discount on flights from America to China,
it is extremely helpful to check such discount sites
such as eLong.com, Expedia and Orbitz.
If you are encountering difficulties fitting flights
into your schedule, a useful alternative is to fly to
Hong Kong (via Cathay Pacific). From here, there are
numerous connecting flights to various destinations in
Most American visitors to China will only require a
tourist visa (known as an L visa) which will allow them
to travel freely in most parts of China as tourists or
to visit or accompany Chinese family members.
Requirements for Chinese visa:
1. Applicant's US passport with at least 6 months
remaining validity and available blank pages for visa;
2. One truly completed Visa Application Form (Form
V2011A). If someone else is travelling with you shares
the same passport, or if you are applying for a visa in
a country or territory other than the country of your
current nationality, you should fill out the
Supplementary Visa Application Form (Form V2011B) Please
fill in every column of the visa application form, using
"N/A" if not applicable. If the visa application form is
not filled out completely and legibly, this can cause a
delay in processing or refusal of the requested visa.
3. A recent passport-size color photo with white
background stuck on the visa application form
How to apply for a Chinese visa:
You can come to the Chinese Embassies, Consulates and
other Chinese diplomatic missions to submit application
in person; if you can't come personally, you can entrust
someone else, a travel agency or a visa agency to act on
your behalf. Applications by mailing are not acceptable
and will be refused at most of Chinese embassies or
consulates. No appointment is required. It regularly
takes 4 working days for processing. For express
service, additional fees of US$ 20 will be charged per
visa for second or third working day releasing. For rush
service, additional fees of US$30 per visa will be
charged for the same working day releasing.
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was the year of the Shanghai World Expo, and Great Wall
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The Wall Street Journal in the article about
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