China has everything one expects to find on her vast territory, from ancient cultural and historic relics to stunning natural wonders, from the 'Spring City' Kunming to the snow capped sacred mountains in Tibet, from the well-known West Lake in Hangzhou to the world's largest and oldest treasure house of Buddhist art - Mogao Caves in Dunhuang. For travel to the historical or cultural sites, such as Forbidden City in Beijing or Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian, anytime of year is suitable. The natural charm of an attraction may differ since each season has distinct characteristics. Visitors should decide the best travel time according to their interests.
Primarily dominated by the temperate zone continental monsoon climate, China features four distinct seasons - spring, summer, autumn and winter. The sunny autumn period from September to November and the blooming spring from early March to late May are the best times to enjoy most of China's natural attractions. However, in recent years, more and more people are traveling off the beaten tracks in low seasons to both avoid the tourist crowds and to explore the unique charm of the same attraction. Along with the changing travel times, some tourist attractions have been increasing in popularity such as the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in winter and the Beijing red maple admiration in autumn.
|Season||Different attractions in different seasons|
|Month||Best Tour Sites||Tourism Festivals|
|Spring||March-May||gardens, mountains, parks, squares, forest parks, temple fairs||Kites Festival, Cherry Festival, Folk Song Festival of the Zhuang People, Peach Blossom Festival, Water-splashing Festival of the Dai People, Mazu Festival of Meizhou in Fujian Province, Peony Exhibition of Heze in Shandong Province, The Third Month Fair of Dali, Luoyang Peony Fair, International Ceramics Festival in Yixing|
|Summer||June-Aug.||lakes, riverside areas, mountain resorts, beaches, grassland, waterfalls||Dragon Boat Festival, International Beer Festival in Qingdao, Litchi Festival in Shenzhen, Torch Festival in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, International Glider Festival in Jiayuguan, International Tourism Festival in Wutai Mountain, Sunning Buddha Festival in Lhasa, Grape Festival in Turpan|
|Autumn||Sep.-Nov.||mountains, fruit gardens, grottoes and caves||Beijing Fragrant Hill Red Maple Festival, Guava Festival in Lintong District of Xian, Xian Ancient Culture and Art Festival, Chrysanthemum Festival, Ginseng Festival of Changbai Mountain, Silk Tourist Festival in Suzhou, China International Tidal Wave Watching Festival in Haining, Yellow River Culture Festival in Yinchuan, International Confucius Cultural Festival in Qufu, Jindezhen International Ceramics Festival, Zhengzhou International Shaolin Martial Arts Festival, Zhangjiajie International Forest Festival, Shanghai Huangpu Tourist Festival, Hubei Three Gorges Art Festival, Huangshan Mountain International Tourist Festival, Guilin Scenery Festival|
|Winter||Dec.-Feb.||mountains, stone mountains, ski resorts, hot springs, beaches||Chaoshan Gourmet Festival, Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, Ice lantern Festivals, Spring Festival, Lantern Festival|
My sis was in kuwait working there and shes planning to come here for visit,
Hi my sis was planning to come here hk to visit me for 15 days coz im working here what are documents to provide and will she be able to stay for more than 2 weeks?thank you
Hi my sis from kuwait will gonna visit me here hk,what are the documents she need and how mny days will she gonna stay here coz she will book on april6-21.wating for ur respond thank you
since your sis is from Kuwait, she can stay in Hong Kong without a visa for at most 30 days. the documents she need are her round-trip air tickets, hotel reservation (if any), passport, and an invitation letter from you if you would provide accommodation for her.
hello i want to visit hongkong for 2-3days only what documents do i need? thank you and will wait for your reply...
You only have to prepare your passport, return air ticket or air ticket for leaving HK, and enough funds to cover your stay in Hk.
hello, my name is fatima. I book a flight to hong kong Aug.25 and my return is sept.8 i just realise it's 15 days i'm only allowed 14 days in hong kong. But I will also visit macau for 2 days and back to hong kong. My question is when the immigration ask me when my return flight and they will learn its 15 days will they let me in? or just refuse me an entry.
it is possible you will be refused when enter Hong Kong. you'd better rebook a return flight on Sept. 7 (the 14th day) or go back to the Pilippines from Macau.
another way (not sure if it is possible): after you arrive at the Hong Kong airport, do not pass the customs, and take a ship to Macau districtly. stay in Macau for 2 days and go to Hong Kong, in this way, you only enter Hong Kong for once, and stay there for 13 days.
Hi I'm Fatima,
I book a ticket from aug.25 until sept.8 2012 so I count it's 15 days but in the duration of 15 day we will visit macau and then back to hong kong the next morning. do i need a visa or permit if i exceed a day in hong kong? hope to hear from you soon.
no, you don't need a visa or permit. when you go to back to Hong Kong from Macau, you will be given another visa free 14 days in Hong Kong.
Hi! i would like to enquire about the rest /close day for terracotta warriors before planning to visit xian.
the Terracotta Warriors museum is open all the year round.
hi im luisa
i liketo go to hongkong disneyland ang other tourist spot in hongkong for only just 3 days should i had my visa?but im only just a collague student my boyfriend and i wants to go there and he can provide all the travel fees and his came from japan,our plan is we will see at the hongkong aiport coz were not at the same airplane and place came from,is it possible?
you don't need to apply the Hong Kong visa.
while applying visa for china, can I include hongkong and can I travel Kowloon by train directly shanghai to kowloon.
I am coming on AI flight mumbai india to shanghai and my again dep passage is sha to mumbai.what about discount for ladies,old people or return journey say shanghai kowloon shanghai.
No, you have to apply for two separate visas fro Hk and mainladn China. There is direct trian from Shanghai to Kowloon, Hk. There is no discounted train tikcets for ladies or old people.
i will arrive at guangzhou airport on 8 JAN 2010. Stay in guangzhou on 9 and 10. i want to travel to hong kong by road or by train on 11 Jan. I want to go to HK Disneyland on 12 and fly back to Kuala Lumpur on 13 Jan