Winter in China

By Lydia, February 2013

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While the winter season may be the off season in China, with cold temperatures deterring many visitors, winter travel offers many benefits as well. Visiting China’s popular tourist destinations during December and January before Chinese New Year means fewer crowds to navigate through, and several Chinese cities host interesting cultural events during the winter months.

Weather is the most important consideration when planning your travels to China during the winter. Keep in mind China is larger than the United States, so winter in Beijing will be much harsher and snowier than in the southern provinces. If you’d like to escape the frigid weather, consider visiting Guangzhou or Yangshuo in the south. Temperatures in either city rarely approach freezing, and as long as you avoid traveling during the Chinese New Year, you’ll have many of the attractions to yourself. Warm up even more with a visit to tropical Hainan Island.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our China Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in China.

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