Travel to China

Known as the land of invention, China will captivate you with its unique traditions, rich culture and natural beauty - from treasured wildlife and mountains to famous landmarks. A trip to this Southeast Asian country will feel like you’re diving deep into a pool of history.

Key facts

  • Currency: Chinese Yuan (CNY)
  • Population: 1.42 billion
  • National dish: Peking Duck
  • Bottle of beer: 15.55 CNY
  • Offical language: Standard Mandarin
  • Hello: Ni Hao
  • Capital city: Beijing
  • Minimum wage: 24 CNY/hour
  • Annual temperatures: 15°C - 27°C


Culture

Tracking back thousands of years ago, Chinese culture is one of the oldest in the world. Family is a huge component of Chinese life and it’s not unusual for many generations to live in one home. Chinese are known for their traditional medical practices, as well as their commitment to celebrating traditional festivities, such as Chinese New Year and Spring Festival.


Best time to visit

Due to the country’s vast size, it’s possible to visit the country year-round. Nonetheless, spring and autumn are deemed the most desirable months to visit. March - May (spring) will kick-off explosions of colour, blooming flowers and sublime weather. From September - October (autumn), you’ll be able to appreciate the warm hues of autumn and fabulous weather. If you’re planning on a visit to Tibet, you’ll want to get there between April - June.


Best places to visit

Beijing

Often said to be the beating cultural heart of the country, Beijing paves the way of the future while still preserving its history through the magnificent Forbidden City, temples and enchanting ancient alleys. Not to mention, the famous Great Wall is only a 1-2 hour drive away from downtown. You won’t go hungry here either, with amazing amounts of dining options lining the streets.

Often said to be the beating cultural heart of the country, Beijing paves the way of the future while still preserving its history through the magnificent Forbidden City, temples and enchanting ancient alleys. Not to mention, the famous Great Wall is only a 1-2 hour drive away from downtown. You won’t go hungry here either, with amazing amounts of dining options lining the streets.