May and September through October are deemed the best times to visit China. Spring is adorable with its ubiquitous blossoming flowers and autumn unfolds fantastic Longsheng Rice Terraces. However, you'd better think twice before visiting the country in the first week of May or October, during busy Labor Day and National Day Weeks. This is the case during the Mid-Autumn Festival as well.
Summer in the Heavenly Empire is hot and humid, but it's also the perfect time for exploring Tibet or climbing Kongur Tagh.
Winter is another low season in China, as it brings biting cold and snow to virtually every part of the country. However, it's a great time in the city of Harbin with its International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Also, remember the Chinese New Year travel madness. Try your best to travel around it!
It took hundreds of years to construct a mountain of rice terraces which today reaches ap to 900 m above sea level
Pink dolphins are so popular that they have become a mascot of Hong Kong
Autumn spreads a nice red carpet over 130 square kilometre beach in Panjin
China's geological wonder started forming tens of millions years ago
Wandering in the labyrinth of huge stone pillars, you'll reveal plenty of amusing natural sculptures, as well as caves, ponds, lakes, and waterfalls
As Chairman Mao said: 'Until you reach the Great Wall, you're no hero!'
Would you dare to step on a glass road, built high at the mountains?
Eat, play, sleep,—that's three core elements of the meaningful life for a panda
Huge strangely-coloured river is believed to be the origin of Chinese Civilisation
Chinese invented inflatable rafts long before the modern civilization—sheep were of a great use
Fragile beauty of limestone pools is hidden high amidst forested mountains inhabited by rare wildlife
Did you know that impossible became truely possible? Master the art of flying with Shaolin monks
Until recently Chinese "Rapunzels" didn't show their loose hair to anyone but to their husbands and children. Nowadays the rules are milder—married women may unveil their beauty in public
The mission to see the famous Avatar’s site alive turned out to be more than possible
The highest peak of the Pamirs and the Kunlun Range. Until the 20th century, this grand mountain was hidden among its similarly huge neighbours, and it was first conquered only in the 80s
Are you ready to witness the most beautiful scenery?
Welcome the century eggs—an extremely weird Asian delicacy
Immerse yourself into Jiuzhai Valley—one of earth's wonderlands
Visit the world's largest wooden building complex
The largest existing imperial garden in China will take you back to the royal luxurious yet cosy life
Once a splendid royal garden and palace now lies in ruins
Ride horses, live in Mongolian yurts, eat local foods, and get an unforgettable summer on the endless grassland in Inner Mongolia
Enjoy exploring the cultural and historical water town in a black-awning boat
A summer escape for viewing lotus, eating Chinese foods, watching folk performances, and enjoying night clubs
The largest ancient sacrificial complex in China
The largest open-air water park in Eastern China can refresh you during the hot summer season
This dish was born in the north where people fight the cold with a hot broth
Get away from the urban crowds and explore the nature and culture of the Hong Kong secret islands
The world's highest railway is a real masterpiece attracting travellers from all over the planet
Gaze into the forever open eyes of these giant rocky creatures!
World's largest Buddha was erected at the junction of three mountain rivers in order to calm down turbulent waters and save local people's lives
Discover this Chinese north-eastern special dish, famous for its thin, crispy skin
Traveling underground has never been so exciting!
As it goes in a famous Chinese saying 'If you want to have a happy life, eat rice every day'
No one even noticed how this once prosperous fishermen's village turned into an eerie green abandoned place
Deep-fried scorpion skewers are a real delicacy in China
Take a ride on the longest desert road in the world
Explore the famous Tombs of the Ming Dynasty, one of the best-preserved Imperial Chinese burial complexes
Beijing's largest and best-preserved Qing Dynasty princely mansion
This dish has been popular in China since time immemorial
While some locals claim it's part of their culture, millions protest against the cruel festival worldwide and some people even adopt rescued dogs
World's biggest tidal wave may easily sweep you into the river, and viewing platforms don't always guarantee your safety
Would anyone dare to argue this route is not the world's number one in its uniqueness?
Feel the warmth of hearts during this Asian Valentine's day
Witness this breathtaking alternative to a traditional firework show
A story of how to get dirty and be okey with that
Dragons, butterflies, flamingos, bears, and rabbits! You'll be amazed at the shapes these various lanterns can take!
This is like a visit to the kingdom of Snow queen. Dive into this magical world of amazing sculptures made of ice and snow
One of the most important Buddhist festivals gathers pilgrims at the base of a sacred mountain
Experience the traditional Spring Festival at temple fairs in Beijing
Once you've visited this place in the blooming time, you'll realize this world could be pink enough even without wearing pink glasses
Thousands of people in China's largest swimming pool—it means the only private room you will surely have is within your rubber ring, but a cooldown and socialising is guaranteed
Enjoy one of the most unusual ways to celebrate Buddha's birthday
Being more than 100 years old, the Festival of Hungry Ghosts is officially listed as part of China’s ethereal cultural heritage
Immerse yourself into a strange combination of sadness and happiness
When the long, dry, and gloomy winter days are finally over, don't miss a chance to see Beijing decorated with fantastic pink blossom splendour
The Ice and Snow Season at Bird's Nest brings a winter wonderland to Beijing
Beijing is colored in a yellow palette by ginkgo trees in autumn
Large humanmade waterfalls attract ice climbing fans every winter
This legendary tree that has seen everything seems to be older than life itself
"I see a thousand hills crimsoned through / By their serried woods deep-dyed"—Mao Zedong
The combination of a Buddhist holiday and a modern festival
The flower with a similar name and similar appearance to plum is not real plum
The love associated flower composed a purple world in May
These fragrant flowers symbolize the flavor of autumn and are used in various food products
On that day people worship dragon hoping for good harvest and rains
One of the most important Chinese holidays
It's a sin to miss such a giant golden carpet laid out in front of you!
China's ski resorts are unfairly underestimated by the outside world
The biggest holiday of the year will astonish you with colorful parades and delicious food
Sugar candies are blown into vivid figurines in an instant
Explore one of the deepest gorges in the world!
Discover a festival held in honour of the nectar of the gods!
A family-oriented celebration of winter solstice
Learn a touching and beautiful love story behind its name and appreciate the misty scenery of West Lake
The taste of Tanghulu and loud street cries of street vendors revive childhood memories in the minds of old Beijingers
With its distinctive seasons, diverse terrains, and various plants, Beijing is home to different bird species
Lakes in Beijing turn into natural outdoor ice rinks in winter
The Chinese equivalent of Valentine's Day falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month
Rice wine with high nutritional value and health benefits
The combination of the ninth day and the ninth month brings good luck, and the chrysanthemum is a symbol of that day
This sweet and bitter tea will energize and inspire you
One of the most massive runs in China