Travel in China

Travel to China 

China is a vast country with a lot to offer in terms of tourism. Whether it's an organized vacation with a tour operator such as Sinorama or a trip to China on the cheap, you'll be certain to find in the world's most populous country everything necessary for a dream vacation and an unforgettable experience! 

Varied Topography and Climate

Bordered by a number of countries in the west, north, and south, including Mongolia, India, and Myanmar, and to the east by the Yellow Sea, the South China Sea, and the East China Sea, China offers a world of opportunities for travellers looking for simple pleasures and all kinds of discoveries. 

Its varied topography means that there are many types of landscape in China, such as the vast plains covered with various species of exotic flowers or mountains with high peaks, including Everest. It goes without saying that, in this Asian country, everyone can get their money's worth. 

Diverse Flora and Fauna 

China's tropical climate has led to the appearance of many different animal species, including some found nowhere else on the planet. The snub-nosed monkey, the South China tiger, the Manchurian pheasant, the red-crowned crane, the Asian crested ibis, as well as the white-fin dolphin and the Chinese alligator of the Yangtze River are just some of the rare animal species that make their home in China. 

As for the flora, it is so rich and diverse that it would be impossible to list all species waiting to be admired during a trip to China. Let's just say that there are 32,000 species of higher plants, 7,000 species of woody plants, and some very tall trees that can grow up to 50 metres! 

Those who wish to see rare animals in a confined setting can go to the Beijing Zoo to admire giant pandas, sea lions, dolphins, and Asian elephants. Several other places are dedicated to the observation of rare Chinese mammals, such as the Changsha Zoo, the Chengdu Zoo, and Shanghai Zoo. 

A Colourful Cuisine High in Flavour 

Besides the richness of its fauna and flora, China is also famous for its flavourful and colourful cuisine. Based on rice, mixed vegetables, seafood, and spices of all kinds, Chinese cuisine is one of the most famous in the world, so that travelling to China without sampling its gastronomy would be unthinkable. 

The jewels of Chinese cuisine vary from region to region, so that the menu is not the same everywhere – in some places even things as unusual as dog, cat, monkey brains, and shark fins are eaten. But among the traditional, classic Chinese dishes, you will want to try the famous Won Ton soup, beef marinated with spices, fried rice, and fried noodles. Bon apetit!

Art, Culture, and History 

If art, culture, and history are among your interests, your trip to China will be long on discoveries, since the country is full of historical monuments, museums, and various art galleries allowing you to learn more about Chinese culture and artists through the centuries.

The regions of Beijing and Shanghai are particularly conducive to visiting museums and historical monuments. Among the sites to see at all costs, there is Renmin Square in Shanghai, which includes – among other things – a huge metro station and several museums, including the country's most avant-gardist, the Shanghai Museum, in which you can see 1,000-year-old Chinese works. Renmin Square also offers a dazzling view of the city of Shanghai and its towering skyscrapers. 

The National Art Museum of China 

The National Art Museum of China, in Beijing, is also among the attractions to see during your trip to China. One of the largest museums in the country, it has contemporary pieces and art of all kinds on display, including watercolours, lacquer, acrylic, and oil paintings. 

If you like museums, you will surely find one that suits you in China, since there are 1,593 in all! 

Our Favourites 

That's it, you have booked your trip to China and now you are wondering where to visit? Well, besides Beijing and Shanghai – the two largest cities that are definitely on the list, and on top of the Great Wall of China, several other areas are worth seeing, such as Tibet, where you can see some of the most stunning views in the entire world, the beautiful Yalong Bay in Sanya that attracts millions of visitors each year, and, of course, the mangrove forest and paradise island of Hainan, a nature reserve under state protection. And for good reason: the water there are a magnificent colour! 

Majestic Hong Kong 

And of course, when we conjure the words “China trip,” the image of majestic Hong Kong springs to mind: one of the most visited cities in the world, with its famous bay, endless skyscrapers, theme parks, festivals, museums, and night markets, such as Temple Street. Everything is there to make your trip to China unforgettable. 

How Much Does It Cost To Travel to China? 

The cost of a trip to China varies according to many factors! This makes it possible to opt for a package that will meet your expectations, whatever they may be. There are as many prestigious hotels as unassuming ones in China – and the same thing goes for restaurants, shops, and bars. It's up to you to choose the package that best fits your budget.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Terracotta Warriors, the Li River, and the landscapes of Zhangjiajie are among the iconic sites.
Spring and autumn are generally the best seasons to visit due to pleasant weather. Avoid national holidays to steer clear of crowds.
Yes, most foreign travelers require a visa to enter China. Be sure to check the specific requirements for your country.
Don't miss Peking duck, egg noodles, dim sum, Cantonese rice, and spicy Sichuan dishes.
China has an excellent high-speed train network, airplanes, subways, and buses. Transport apps are helpful for navigation.
Chinese New Year, Lantern Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, and Golden Week are among the most significant celebrations.
Street food in China is popular and delicious, but make sure to choose stalls frequented by locals where the food is freshly prepared.
Mandarin (Standard Chinese) is the official language, but there are many regional languages, including Cantonese and Shanghainese.
Be mindful of the safety of your belongings, respect local customs, be aware of weather conditions, and avoid politically sensitive areas.
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