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China Holidays

Both deeply traditional and very modern, China has been the subject of endless fascination for centuries. Each year, travellers from around the world visit its many cities, in which they create the memories of a lifetime. The diverse and vast territory of China guarantee one-of-a-kind experiences, and its appeal lies in its scope for endless discovery. From the spectacular landscapes of Yanshou and Guilin, to the colourful, boisterous cities of Shanghai and Beijing, its impressive architecture, natural beauty and diversified culture make it an ideal holiday destination for essentially anyone.

Historical Sightseeing

Many tourists are intrigued by the history of China's 5,000-year-old civilisation. This history is best experienced through the country's monuments, museums and landmarks, from Beijing's Forbidden City to the country's famous Great Wall. History enthusiasts from throughout the world are pleased with the limitless number of attractions and monuments available for viewing throughout the country.

Architecture

China's artistic endeavours and architectural projects also draw visitors from across the globe. Outstanding structures spanning several centuries are available for touring throughout the year. Beijing's Olympic Village, The Summer Palace, the Mogao Grottoes, Temple of Heaven, and the Grand China Theatre are all must-see architectural wonders. Holidaymakers should also reserve time to visit China's newly-opened Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, an amazing artistic feat built at a prime vantage point overlooking cloud seas, primordial forests, and remarkable Zhangjiajie scenery.

Attractions for the Adventurous

A broad range of must-see landmarks appeal to the adventurous traveller as well, such as the former capitals of Kaifung and Luoyang, the Buddhist Caves at Dunhuang, and the Taklamakan Desert. Of course, the Great Wall of China deserves a place on every visitor's itinerary, as it is one of the world's most mesmerising attractions that never loses its mystique.

China 's Museums

The Terracotta Army Museum is known for its grandiose size and famous sculptures, portraits and photos. Another world-class establishment featuring both modern works and ancient artefacts is the Shanghai Museum, which always ranks high among holidaymakers from around the world. The National Museum in the Mainland is home to displays of pottery, porcelain, handcrafted garments and stunning portraits. The Museum of Han Yangling and the Shaanxi Museum of History are also great choices for tourists, both of which are conveniently located near the city of Xian.

Culture

Travellers seeking a glimpse of China's daily life should consider a slower-paced itinerary that allows time to explore the city's public parks, temples, traditional teahousees and shops in a leisurely fashion. Meandering through the streets and alleys of famous cities in China offers travellers a chance to witness traditional life in this interesting country, rather than simply visiting major tourist sites.

For example, an unplanned itinerary allows for frequent pauses to experience true Chinese culture, such as listening to a street busker playing a two-stringed erhu, taking a picture of one of China's many plum blossom courtyards, or simply shopping for unique souvenirs and indulging in a delicious cup of Chinese tea.

Cuisine

Chinese cuisine is popular the world over, and almost all visitors find such food delicious and tantalising. Whether one prefers a steaming bowl of Lanzhou noodles, Peking Duck or deliciously seasoned hunan fare and dim sum, few travellers are disappointed with the outstanding dining options found in China.

Entertainment

China is also a wonderful country in which to indulge in a broad range of entertainment options. One can visit the impressive Beijing Opera, the Capital Theatre, The China Grand Theatre or the Liyuan Playhouse, the latter of which is located inside the country's famous Qiamen Hotel.

Additionally, China is home to some of the world's best circuses and acrobatic performances, which can be found in almost any part of the country. Most performances of this kind are designed for tourists and are ideal for families with children.

Smaller theatres and clubs also offer concerts, plays and other types of entertainment, and most major cities in China are home to a thriving nightlife. Those who enjoy polo and horse racing should consider visiting Inner Mongolia and Tibet, where events of this type are frequently held.

Whether one is an adventure traveller, museum-goer, entertainment seeker, foodie or traditional sightseer, he or she will find that China's diversity is second to none.

Average Temparature in China

 
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Avg. Temperature (°C)
10
11.8
15.7
20
23.7
26.7
28
27.9
25.6
20.5
15.8
11.7
Min. Temperature (°C)  
4.5
6
9.9
14.4
18.3
21.5
22.7
22.3
19.9
14
9.6
5.9
Max. Temperature (°C)
15.6
17.7
21.6
25.7
29.1
32
33.4
33.5
31.3
27.1
22
17.6
Avg. Temperature (°F)
50.0
53.2
60.3
68.0
74.7
80.1
82.4
82.2
78.1
68.9
60.4
53.1
Min. Temperature (°F)
40.1
42.8
49.8
57.9
64.9
70.7
72.9
72.1
67.8
57.2
49.3
42.6
Max. Temperature (°F)
60.1
63.9
70.9
78.3
84.4
89.6
92.1
92.3
88.3
80.8
71.6
63.7
Precipitation / Rainfall (mm)
114
90
87
92
133
149
122
108
147
113
116
123

Visa Requirement

Visa Application Form

Download your application form from Internate.

Tourist Visa (L-Visa)

Tourist and family visit visa (L-visa) is issued to a foreign citizen who comes to China for tourist purpose, family visit or other personal affairs.

Documents required:

  • 1. British passport(must be valid for 6 months after your arrival back into the UK and 2 full blank pages)
  • 2. One passport-size photo with a light coloured background
  • 3. One completed and signed visa application form, the signature must match the signature on your passport photo page

Visa Service Fee and Payment

We recommend that you send the documents as Special Recorded Delivery. Please provide a Royal Mail Special Delivery envelope, or alternatively purchase one from us for a fee of £6.50. Please allow us a minimum of 7 days to process your visa. Please see below our list of fees for the service:

Type of Entry
Normal:
7 working days
Express:
3-4 working days
British Passport (All Types Visas one price) Most of applicant will be granted 2 year Multiple Entries Visa, however it is solely at the Chinese Embassy’s discretion
£190
£230

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