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China is very big. Massive in every way. It's like a lot of different countries have been combined into one. There are a lot of different accents and extremes in both climate and geography. Choose from the yak-butter-lit temple halls of Xiahe, a trip down the dusty Silk Road, a stay at Everest Base Camp, or a night on the Shanghai tiles.

Destination in a Nutshell

9.6 million km2


1.4 billion




Quick Facts

  • China's railway network is almost 146,000 kilometers long, making it the world's second longest.

  • China now has over 660 cities. 90 of them have populations of exceeding one million.

  • By 2030, China's cities will have around 1500 new buildings over 150 meters tall.

  • Currency: Renminbi

  • Language: Mandarin

  • Time zone: GMT +8

Best Time to Visit

High Season: May–August
  • Hot in the southern part and also the wet season

  • Expect big crowds at traveler hotspots, especially in July and August

Shoulder Season: mid-February – April, September & October
  • Perfect time to go to China with more temperate climate

  • Accommodation prices can peak during the early-October holidays

Low Season: November – mid-February
  • The winter weather is bitterly cold in the north and at altitude and warmer in the south

  • Domestic tourism is down, but Chinese New Year remains bustling and pricey


All of our programs can also be tailored to match your needs and preferences.

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