Top 7 Destinations to Visit in China

  • Jun 5, 2024
  • Reading time: 5 mins read
  • By Arunima
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The country is not only labeled as the most populous but the one who is also known for its rich culture and diversification, yes you guessed it right – China. From jaw-dropping scenic views of the Great Wall of China to natural wonders like Zhangjiajie, it is a place that attracts tourists from around the globe. 

So without any further doubt, build an itinerary with us for your next trip to China and explore the 7 top destinations with their majestic views. 

1. Shanghai 

Taking the position of the world’s largest seaport, Shanghai is the dream destination for many heart-core travelers around the world. China has most of its historic gems and sites in this city, distinctly interpreting Shanghai’s rich regional heritage and culture. During your China tour, you can take delight in China’s most famous cuisine, walking down the streets of Shanghai.


Weather:  25–28℃

Best time to visit: October to December 

Ideal duration: 3–5 days 

2. Chengdu 

Upholding the history of the Shu and Han dynastia for over 3,000 years, Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan province and one of the most attractive tourist destinations in China. The major reason tourists visit this place is that it is the home of the soft, bubbly giant pandas. The ones who are fond of Buddhism, don’t miss the magnificent views of Mount Emei.


Weather: 16 to 27℃

Best time to visit: March to June, September to November

Ideal duration: 2–3 days 

3. Hong Kong 

If you are planning your trip to China with family and kids, you cannot miss Hong Kong from your itinerary list. You can witness the world’s first popular Disney theme park to give a lifetime experience to your kids. When done with the park, you can roam around the streets to shop for some Chinese fashion. 

Hong Kong 

Weather: 16 to 29℃

Best time to visit: Match to April and October to November 

Ideal duration: 2–3 days

4. Xi’an

Being one of the oldest cities in the country, Xi’an is the center point of the Silk Route. In ancient times, it is the gathering place of the emperors, poets, monks, merchants, and warriors, making people relive the memories of the history. To those visiting, do not forget to take a Xian tour to witness the old city walls and architecture still standing. 


Weather: 16 to 32℃

Best time to visit: March to May and September to November

Ideal duration: 2–3 days

5. Beijing 

Beijing is the blend of 3 hubs – political, economic and cultural in China. The city attracts the most tourists for its magnificent structures, including the temple of heaven. Roaming around the streets of Beijing, explore the nightclubs, bars, shopping stalls, and of course the appetizing Chinese cuisines. 


Weather: 17 to 30℃

Best time to visit: September to October 

Ideal duration: 3–5 days 

6. Guilin

Guilin City is filled with natural breathtaking fascinating scenery views. For those visiting China, it is one of the world-famous international tourism cities carved with beautiful rocks, rivers, and mountain views. Other attractive places are Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Mountain, Elephant Trunk Hill and more.  


Weather: 18 to 24℃

Best time to visit: April to October 

Ideal duration: 4–7 days 

7. Guangzhou 

Called as the city of Goat, Guangzhou is the capital of the Guangdong Province. It is noteworthy, that the China Guangdong Export Commodities Fair, held twice a year, attracts most tourists from around the world. To take a tour, you can visit the famous historical sites and temple of the six banyan trees to get the most of the memories. 


Weather: 21 to 29℃

Best time to visit: March to May and September to December 

Ideal duration: 2–3 days

Essential Things to Know Before Visiting China

You must adhere to a few things before visiting China to avoid any hassle. Take a look at the essential things mentioned below, and keep them handy before leaving your room. 

  • Never forget to carry your water bottle with you while taking a China tour, as there is no tap water available. 
  • In China, most people don’t speak English, so to avoid misinterpretation download the Google Translate app or carry a guide with you. 
  • Cooperate with the security staff as there the security check rules are tight.
  • Like every other country, there is toilet paper in the bathroom so for your convenience, carry a portable jet with you.

These are the things you can adhere to and make your China trip and make it easier on yourself.

Dos and Don’ts to Remember Before Visiting China

  • Carry your water bottle every time.
  • Obey the law of the country and be respectful to the locals.
  • Make an itinerary for the day and follow it. 
  • Dress appropriately according to the culture.
  • Travel during the public holidays as it is too crowded.
  • Adhere to weather conditions beforehand and pack according to it.
  • Do not consume alcohol in public places

For those who are thinking about travelling to China, keep these dos and don’ts handy. 


China is the epitome of historical sites, lovely gardens, wildlife parks and more. In addition, pack all the essentials beforehand so as not to miss out on anything. So you can follow this guide to experience an immense trip to China.  

Frequently Asked Questions
Is it mandatory to carry your passport at tourist places?

Yes, it is important to carry your passport with you every time for identity confirmation.

What is the best time to visit China?

The ideal time to visit is in the spring and autumn season. The month precisely will be April to May and September to October.

Is China a safe place for tourists?

China is the safest place and destination for all tourists. But keep in mind that there can be little pickpocket theft issues. 


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