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Tourism in China: what you need to know

After reading this article, China will have no more secrets for you. We have targeted a list of the best activities to do in China, selected hotels and accommodations of good standing, and gathered tips for transportation. To help you we have plans and maps China.

Where to stay in China

In China there are mainly 4 or 5 star hotels and we can summarize by saying that their quality is generally . in China from one hotel to another there are important differences . Prices may also vary. Tip: follow the hotel recommendations of this article to be sure to make the right choice!

The 5-star hotels in China

A trip in China without having a 5-star hotel? No way. On the other hand it will be necessary to be careful during the reservation because certain establishments are - in our opinion - rather average: they display facilities 5 stars but certainly not luxury benefits. If you're in a hurry, just read the following tips for choosing the best hotel China.

In China and in the immediate vicinity there are more than a hundred 5-star hotels. Not always easy to book at the best ones. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice.

4-star hotels in China

If you read this paragraph it is that you are looking for an upscale hotel at a reasonable price. in China so it will be necessary to be very careful in your choice. Follow our advice to choose from the best 5-star hotels China.

You make good choice if you book at Huachen International Hotel (one of the best option in Hangzhou), at Hotel Soul Suzhou (a very good establishment ) or at Inner Mongolia Grand Hotel.

3-star hotels in China

Good options are: Chengdu Lazybones Hostel Boutique Poshpacker (Wenshu Monastery) (one of the best choices in Chengdu), at Ease Hostel (a wonderful establishment) or Guilin Central Hostel.

Guesthouses in China

In China and in the immediate surroundings there is a large offer of guesthouses. Not always easy to choose. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice. The best choice will probably be the New Dragon Gate Guest House, an good establishment. Also consider the Escort Ximenchuixue Guesthouse, which is ...

Hotels with golf in China

In China and in the immediate surroundings there are more than a hundred hotels with golf. Not always easy to identify which ones are really good to play golf and relax. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice. You can should book your stay at Sofitel Nanjing Zhongshan Golf Resort (one of the best choices at Nanjing), at Shenzhen Castle Golf Hotel (an establishment wonderful ) or at Xishuangbanna Yajule City Golf Hotel.

Questions and Answers

What is the best hotel in China? The best place to stay in China is at Beijing Prime Hotel Wangfujing in Beijing.

What is the best 4 stars hotel in China? The best 4 stars hotel in China is the Huachen International Hotel in Hangzhou.

What is the best 3 stars hotel in China? The best 3 stars hotel in China is the Chengdu Lazybones Hostel Boutique Poshpacker (Wenshu Monastery) in Chengdu.

What is the best hotel with spa in China?

What is the best resort & spa hotel in China? The best resort & spa hotel in China is the Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay Resort and Spa in Sanya.

What is the best hotel to practice golf in China? The best hotel to practice golf in China is the Sofitel Nanjing Zhongshan Golf Resort in Nanjing.

What is the best guesthouse in China? The best guesthouse in China is the New Dragon Gate Guest House in Pingyao.

How to get to China

Going to China by plane

Beijing Capital International Airport : the airport has 8253 flights per week. It is served by 62 airlines that offer 260 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Greater Los Angeles Area : flights operated by Delta Air Lines, Air China and American Airlines
  • Paris : flights operated by Air France and Air China
  • Seattle : flights operated by Delta Air Lines and Hainan Airlines
  • Vladivostok : flights operated by Ural Airlines and Aeroflot
  • Sydney : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, Qantas and Air China
  • Moscow : flights operated by Aeroflot, Hainan Airlines and Air China
  • Dubai : flights operated by Emirates and Air China
  • London : flights operated by Air China and British Airways
  • Frankfurt : flights operated by Air China and Lufthansa
  • Munich : flights operated by Air China and Lufthansa
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Beijing Capital International Airport : Greater Toronto Area

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Beijing Capital International Airport :

  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Cathay Dragon, Air China, Hong Kong Airlines, Cathay Pacific and China Southern Airlines
  • Taipei–Keelung Metropolitan Area : flights operated by China Airlines, Air China, Eva Air and Hainan Airlines
  • Seoul : flights operated by Air China, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and China Southern Airlines
  • Tokyo : flights operated by Air China, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Hainan Airlines
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Air China, Thai Airways International, Hainan Airlines and China Eastern Airlines
  • Keihanshin : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, Air China, All Nippon Airways and Shenzhen Airlines
  • Tokyo : flights operated by Pakistan International Airlines, Japan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Air China
  • Denpasar : flights operated by Garuda Indonesia and China Eastern Airlines
  • Metro Manila : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air China
  • Almaty : flights operated by Air Astana and Hainan Airlines
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Beijing Capital International Airport : Jabodetabek.

Domestic flights from Beijing Capital International Airport :

There are 128 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Air China, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines.

  • Chengdu : flights operated by Air China, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines
  • Shanghai : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, Air China, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Shanghai Airlines
  • Shenzhen : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Air China, Shenzhen Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Xiamen Airlines
  • Chongqing : flights operated by Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Chongqing Airlines
  • Kunming : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, Air China, China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines
  • Guangzhou : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Air China, Hainan Airlines and China Eastern Airlines
  • Hangzhou : flights operated by Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Xiamen Airlines
  • Xi'An : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, Air China, China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines
  • Harbin : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airlines
  • Ürümqi : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Air China and Hainan Airlines
  • Other domestic destinations accessible by direct flight from Beijing Capital International Airport : Dalian.

Low cost airlines to Beijing Capital International Airport :

  • Ulan-Ude : flights operated by
  • Krasnoyarsk : flights operated by
  • Vladivostok : flights operated by Ural Airlines and Aeroflot
  • Metro Manila : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air China
  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia X and Air China
  • Novosibirsk : flights operated by
  • Irkutsk : flights operated by Hainan Airlines

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport : the airport has 5663 flights per week. It is served by 50 airlines that offer 172 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • London : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Moscow : flights operated by China Southern Airlines and Aeroflot
  • Rizhao : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Paris : flights operated by China Southern Airlines and Air France
  • Dubai : flights operated by China Southern Airlines and Emirates
  • San Francisco Bay Area : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Mansour District : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Rome : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • New York Metropolitan Area : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Adelaide : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport : Metro Vancouver

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport :

  • Bangkok : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Thai Airways International, Air South and Shenzhen Airlines
  • Singapore : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Tiger Airways
  • Metro Manila : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Zest Airways and Cebu Pacific
  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Airasia, Malaysia Airlines and Tor Air
  • Ho Chi Minh City : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Jetstar Pacific Airlines and Vietnam Airlines
  • Seoul : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Asiana Airlines and Korean Air
  • Krabi : flights operated by
  • Phnom Penh : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Cambodia Angkor Air and Shenzhen Airlines
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Air Sylhet and Thai Airasia
  • Hanoi : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Jetstar Pacific Airlines and Vietnam Airlines
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport : Kota Kinabalu.

Domestic flights from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport :

There are 93 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by China Southern Airlines, Air China, Hainan Airlines and China Eastern Airlines.

  • Beijing : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Air China, Hainan Airlines and China Eastern Airlines
  • Chengdu : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Air China, Shenzhen Airlines and Hainan Airlines
  • Shanghai : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Air China
  • Hangzhou : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Air China, Hainan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Xiamen Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines
  • Nanjing : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airlines
  • Chongqing : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Air China, Shenzhen Airlines and Hainan Airlines
  • Xi'An : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines and Hainan Airlines
  • Xiamen : flights operated by China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines
  • Kunming : flights operated by China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines
  • Zhengzhou : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines and Hainan Airlines
  • Other domestic destinations accessible by direct flight from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport : Haikou.

Low cost airlines to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport :

  • Bangkok : flights operated by Air Sylhet and Thai Airasia
  • Metro Manila : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Zest Airways and Cebu Pacific
  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Airasia, Malaysia Airlines and Tor Air
  • Chiang Mai : flights operated by Air Sylhet and China Southern Airlines
  • Singapore : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Tiger Airways
  • Kota Kinabalu : flights operated by China Southern Airlines and Airasia
  • Langkawi : flights operated by China Southern Airlines and Airasia
  • Hanoi : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Jetstar Pacific Airlines and Vietnam Airlines
  • Ho Chi Minh City : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Jetstar Pacific Airlines and Vietnam Airlines
  • Johor : flights operated by Airasia
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport : .

Hong Kong International Airport : the airport has 5544 flights per week. It is served by 76 airlines that offer 149 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Sydney : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Qantas and Virgin Australia
  • Melbourne : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Virgin Australia and Qantas
  • London : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic
  • San Francisco Bay Area : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines
  • Metro Vancouver : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines and Air Canada
  • Perth : flights operated by Cathay Pacific
  • Dubai : flights operated by Emirates and Cathay Pacific
  • Johannesburg : flights operated by South African Airways and Cathay Pacific
  • Brisbane : flights operated by Cathay Pacific and Qantas
  • New York Metropolitan Area : flights operated by Cathay Pacific
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Hong Kong International Airport : Greater Los Angeles Area

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Hong Kong International Airport :

  • Taipei–Keelung Metropolitan Area : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Eva Air and Cathay Dragon
  • Singapore : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Tiger Airways and Jetstar Asia Airways
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways International, Hong Kong Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Royal Jordanian, Ethiopian Airlines and Emirates
  • Shanghai : flights operated by Cathay Dragon, China Eastern Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Shanghai Airlines
  • Seoul : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Hong Kong Airlines, Hk Express, Asiana Airlines, Air India, Sierra National Airlines, Jeju Air, Malta Air Charter and Thai Airways International
  • Metro Manila : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Zest Airways and Ethiopian Airlines
  • Keihanshin : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Hk Express, Air India and All Nippon Airways
  • Tokyo : flights operated by Hong Kong Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Hk Express, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Beijing : flights operated by Cathay Dragon, Air China, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines and China Southern Airlines
  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Airasia and Tor Air
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Hong Kong International Airport : Kaohsiung City.

Low cost airlines to Hong Kong International Airport :

  • Singapore : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Tiger Airways and Jetstar Asia Airways
  • Seoul : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Hong Kong Airlines, Hk Express, Asiana Airlines, Air India, Sierra National Airlines, Jeju Air, Malta Air Charter and Thai Airways International
  • Metro Manila : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Zest Airways and Ethiopian Airlines
  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Airasia and Tor Air
  • Keihanshin : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Hk Express, Air India and All Nippon Airways
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Thai Airasia
  • Tokyo : flights operated by Hong Kong Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Hk Express, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Fukuoka : flights operated by Hk Express and Cathay Dragon
  • Phuket : flights operated by Cathay Dragon, Thai Airways International, Hk Express and Thai Airasia
  • Chiang Mai : flights operated by Cathay Dragon, Hk Express and Thai Airasia
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Hong Kong International Airport : Melbourne.

Charter and seasonal flights exists from :

  • Kathmandu : flights operated by Cathay Dragon and Rayyan Air

What to do in China

In China you can also visit Huangshan, Potala Palace, Summer Palace, Hubei Provincial Museum, Army Of Terracota, Hong Kong Disneyland and Jiuzhaigou Valley.

Museums in China

In China visit in priority Hubei Provincial Museum, Suzhou Museum and Hunan Museum.

Other museums such as The Palace Museum, Museum Of Macau, Inner Mongolia Museum, Macau Museum Of Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Macao Science Center and Shanghai Science And Technology Museum might be of interest to you. Other museums may also interest you as Nantong Museum, Daming Palace, Shenzhen Museum, Zhejiang Provincial Museum, Anhui Provincial Museum, Shanxi Museum, Du Fu Thatched Cottage, Hong Kong Police Museum, China National Tea Museum and Dr Sun Yat-Sen Museum.

Theme parks in China

In China you can visit theme parks such as Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disneyland Park and Window Of The World.

Other theme parks are worth visiting, such as Universal Studios Beijing.

Archeological sites in China

In China the main archeological sites to visit are Linfen, Army Of Terracota and Daming Palace.

But in China is not limited to these three archeological sites: Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum, Tomb Of Huo Qubing, Fuquanshan Site, Bailiandong Site and Luojiajiao are also worthy of interest.

Places of workship in China

In China on rainy days, go to the workship. We especially recommend Saint Ignatius Cathedral, Shanghai.

Natural parks in China

During your stay in China, do not forget to visit some natural parks: Great Wall Of China, Linfen and Forbidden City.

Wulingyuan, Kinmen National Park, Xianju National Park, Qomolangma National Park, Geleshan National Forest Park and Dalian Yinshitan Forest National Park are other natural parks in China; they may eventually interest you.

Regional map of China ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Detailed location map of China ©OpenStreetMap contributors

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