China can be a challenging place to visit despite its beauty because of the language barrier and its rapid pace of change. The country is so large with a lot of beautiful places to visit and all these places cannot be covered or seen without the tourist having a proper tour plan. Before making any trip to any part of China, it is necessary to be equipped with a detailed tour plan or guide to order your movement around.
The first thing to note when making a tour plan is that China is a vast country, and only the less remote areas are suitable for a tour all year round. These remote places have different weather constraints and a lot will depend on what sort of whether you want or can tolerate. The comfortable seasons in major tourist destinations are fall (September and October) and spring (April and May), during which you just need to wear light clothes, maybe with a light jacket.
It is also advisable to avoid the major holidays because the streets and roads are always packed to the bream making it difficult for you to really enjoy your exploration. Hotels and other accommodation arrangements are usually filled up during these periods.
The places to visit in China are another thing to include in the plan. Knowing full well that is a large country with a lot of stunning and breathtaking sights, rich culture, and mysterious places, it is necessary for you to have a mapped out or a list of places you will like to visit since you have a limited time frame. Some of these fascinating sites include Shanghai, The Forbidden City, the Terracotta Army, just to mention a few.
It is also necessary for you to be abreast with at least the surface structure of their tradition in other not to upset anyone on the trip. For example, it is a known fact that Chinese do not give out tips so naturally, they do not accept tips in return. It is also necessary for you to have an app that translates to the Chinese language so you can communicate freely with the Chinese.
Before any trip, the visa policy of that country should be considered to avoid any difficulty. It is therefore advisable for you to be aware of Chinese visa policy and gateway cities. Beijing and Shanghai are the top gateway cities for international flights and most customers chose them. China has visa-free transit policies for certain cities and regions. Some customers travel via Hong Kong because it is attraction-packed, exotic and very foreigner friendly.
Also to avoid being stranded in a foreign country, financial matters are to be considered when planning a visit to China. Most stores, restaurants and hotels accept Visa and Master card in China, as do ATM machines, but in the countryside and villages, cash is often required.
With these few information, you should be able to have a nice and hassle-free trip to any destination of your choice in China.