China is a country with deep traditions and varied landscapes. Travellers to China can expect a unique experience with beautiful landscapes of all kinds, incredible food, fascinating cultural discoveries and much more. For many, it is quite a challenge to process all that China has to offer in one trip. To make the most of the time and resources at your disposal, It can be too overwhelming to overload your travel plan and reduce your enjoyment of this incredible destination.
Start with your trip planning to China
Many travellers to China have opted for planning assistance from tour operators, such as Wendy Wu Tours, who specialize in travel to China. By using the knowledge and connections available through a reputable travel coordinator, you increase the chances of a pleasant visit to China. You can choose to be part of a group trip or to tailor a private vacation. You will have the opportunity to focus on the images, tastes and sounds of this beautiful country without having to interfere with the logistics of travel.
When planning your first trip to China, it may be helpful to do a lot of online research or consult a travel planner to determine the time of year you plan to travel, the main destinations you want to visit. China is a large country with a varied offer in each region. By focusing your travel itinerary, you can better define the resources available to help you plan your trip in detail.
The climate in China varies considerably by season and may even vary from region to region. In general, the most pleasant temperatures in late spring and early fall can be observed throughout China. Even during the preferred months for travel (May and September), it is important to bring clothing that can be added or removed in comfortable layers if the temperature fluctuates.
The high and low tourist seasons in China are also important to take into account when planning your trip. Congestion in major cities and popular tourist attractions can be overwhelming during the peak season, making it difficult to secure travel arrangements. The high season in China generally coincides with national holidays and school holidays.
Although English is included in the curriculum of many schools in China, language barriers still pose many challenges for travellers to China. It may be worth taking a few language lessons before you travel, or at least invest in a pocket translator or a Chinese language book.
Entrance and exit
Entry into China requires a visa and a minimum validity of six months on the passport. It is important to check the status of your passport before planning your trip. Depending on the places you want to explore in China, a permit may be required for entry. It is advisable to check the entry and exit rules for your different destinations in China before completing your travel program.
Health and security
While it is unlikely that you will need medical or security assistance during your visit to China, it is important to understand the standards that you can expect. All travellers to China are bound by the laws of the Chinese government. Chinese police have the power to arrest and possibly deport tourists who do not comply with local laws and regulations.
Health facilities in China are not the same as the standards in many industrialized countries. Most urban areas have sufficient medical facilities, and staff to deal with various medical problems. However, finding English speaking medical staff can often be a challenge, and there are very few prescriptions for patient protection in China. In rural China, facilities have limited resources, and supplies, as well as poorly trained health personnel.