Planning a visit to China is easier said than done since the country is so vast; here’s a guide to help you get started and some things to keep in mind as well.
Accommodation may not be hard to find, but take time choosing the right one. Ideally, it should be in a central location and apart from hotels, also consider serviced apartments. Tianjin for example offers such convenient accommodation in the heart of the city close to the CBD, public transport and sightseeing, shopping and dining hotspots.
Since there are many amazing destinations, ideally plan a longer trip to visit more than one. Favourites include Beijing with access to the Forbidden City and Great Wall of China and Shanghai home to the Bund. There’s also Tianjin with the Five Great Avenues near Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin, Xi’an and its City Wall and much more!
China is great to visit year-round, though this also depends on the area of the country. Spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) are generally the most pleasant times in terms of the weather and moderate temperatures, though summer (June to August) and winter (November to March) have their own charms too.
Within cities, subways provide the easiest means to get around and are cost-effective too. You can also make use of public buses, taxis or look to hire a bicycle for pedal-powered sightseeing! For travelling longer distances, you can catch a domestic flight, while there’s the option of taking a bullet train or conventional train too.