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Real-Name Online Ticketing System Implemented in Badaling Great Wall
Published: Jul. 04, 2019

Now, tourists who want to visit the famous Badaling Great Wall need to make a reservation online at most 10 days in advance and a daily quota set to be 65,000 visitors. In recent years, a lot of Chinese attractions including the Forbidden City have implemented the policy for safety of tourists and protection of scenic spots.

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    What to see in China for first time travelers?

    China is a vast land with abundant tourism resources. For first time travelers, the top travel destinations of Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai and the Yangtze Cruise are recommended. As ancient capitals, both Beijing and Xian boast fantastic cultural and historic relics, such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Terracotta Warriors. Guilin is well known for its superb natural beauty, with Li River flowing through an amazing landscape resembling a scroll-painting. A relaxing cruise on the Yangtze River allows people to immerse themselves in the wonder of the natural surroundings. Shanghai, an international metropolis, best shows the country's pulsating modern development as well as its olden-day charms. In the light of the above, you can combine visits to these cities as you wish to create your China holiday tours.

    For a second time traveler, what are the recommended destinations?

    If you wish to go further on your second trip, you may consider visiting some regions with distinctive features. For panda lovers, Chengdu will satisfy your desire to observe these cute creatures in their natural habitat. In addition, it provides easy access to the magical Jiuzhaigou. Tibet is a good option for those who are interested in learning about Tibetan Buddhism and seeking out the mystery of this unique land. Cities in southwestern region like Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Guiyang, Kaili, and Zhaoxing are also popular for their rich ethnic minorities' folklore and customs. If you are curious about the Silk Road culture, you can visit Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar and more cities depending on your trip duration. For those who like mountain sceneries, Zhangjiajie and Mt. Huangshan are indeed visual delights. The above mentioned are only partial lists, our travel consultants are ready here to customize a private China tour package to meet your needs.

    How many days are needed for a China land tour?

    It mainly depends on the destinations of your trip. For a single city vacation package, three to four days are required. If you want to visit two to three cities, basically one week is needed. A 12-day to two weeks China vacation package usually would cover four to five cities. Once you decide on your destinations, we can help you work out a realistic duration.

    What is the best time to travel to China?

    China is a vast country with wide-ranging climatic conditions, so a decision about the best time to visit should be based on the regions you plan to visit and the kind of weather you enjoy. Generally speaking, late March to May in spring, September and October in autumn are the best months to visit most of the cities. Try to avoid travelling during the National Day Holiday from Oct 1st to Oct 7th as all sightseeing spots are very crowded. For visitors who want to save money and enjoy sightseeing without interference by tourist crowds, you can plan your private China tours in the winter season from December to February.

    How much would a trip to China cost?

    The prices will range widely depending on the destinations, durations and your demands for comfort. Let's take one of the most popular itineraries as an example, 8 days Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. It will cost about USD1400 per person on the basis of a private China land tour for two people with 4-star accommodation and domestic flights in between. If you join in a small group tour with the similar itinerary, the trip usually costs about USD999 per person. For travelers who start your 2019/2020 China tours from USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, Spain, France, etc, international flights are not included. 

    Many travelers also take the high speed trains instead of flights to save the cost and enhance the travel experience, which has been proved to be an awesome choice. No matter how much you want to spend on a trip, as the best China tour company we are always happy to tailor make a private tour itinerary that best fits your needs. In addition, our early bird discount can also help you save more.
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      Gerald Tatlock
      United Kingdom
      Posted on July 22, 2019
      We had a wonderful albeit hectic holiday thanks to t.c.g and their guides. We were very pleased with the standard (Historical knowledge/ command of the English language and geographical knowledge) of all 3 guides and their drivers we were not pushed into anything that we did not wish to do. It was good to have the meal in the family home which was very nice and good to see inside one of the apartments in the tower blocks. Considering the timescale of only 10 days we saw and experienced many things. WE will certainly recommend this company to others wishing to have this kind of service. ... More
      Nick Tarlow
      United States
      Posted on July 22, 2019
      I found this website from Tripadvisor and decided to book a China tour from the website after a lot of researches. It was somewhat an once-in-a-lifetime experience for us. We had only a small taste of some experiences, and next time I would like more time in some areas. For example, I would love to have had more time experiencing a walk through the hutong area and exploring the streets and shops. Also the old town in Shanghai was very exciting. I realise that it would have been difficult to provide extra time in these places on such a short vacation, but next time I visit China I will certain re-visit these places and explore them in more detail. ... More
      Sandip S
      United States
      Posted on July 22, 2019
      Excellent.
      Daniel Benador
      Switzerland
      Posted on July 21, 2019
      It is with a lot of pleasure to comment on your service since our trip was almost perfect in every possible way, thanks to you!
      Regina Kolo
      Australia
      Posted on July 20, 2019
      Our guides Kevin, Tracey and Ray were wonderful.
      The food was delicious - lots and lots of food!!!! Made me more determined to go to the gym at the hotel.
      The only criticism I had was the location of the accommodation in Beijing. The service of the hotel was excellent but the location was not suitable as I was expecting to be near the shops that we could access - like the accommodations in Xian and Shanghai.
      Unfortunately despite the great location in Xian, our itinerary did not allow us to visit the shops near the hotel as we arrived late from Beijing and the next night we were late again as we attended the opera show.
      Other than that, my expectations of the trip were met and I hope the rest of my travels will be just as good.
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      Stefano Nicolai
      Switzerland
      Posted on July 19, 2019
      I can only use extremely positive words to describe my experience with Travel China Guide. They are efficient, fast in replying and very, reliable, very kind to their customers. Adressing to them for my trip to China makes me feel confortable. I strongly recommend them.
      Wynne
      Canada
      Posted on July 18, 2019
      Thank you for all that you have done to make our trip exciting, easy and enjoyable. We speak highly of your company to many of our business colleagues and friends and we will continue to do so.
      Karl D
      USA
      Posted on July 18, 2019
      We have just completed our fourth trip with travelchinaguide and we are once again very pleased that we decided to use this company on every occasion. This company is to be congratulated for its high level of service, help, professionalism and care. We both know that our trips would not be as easy or as enjoyable for us without this company's or our guides' wonderful assistance. We appreciate their patience, promptness and professionalism on working out our trip. We are considering to go to Vietnam next year and tcg is still my first choice, haha. ... More
      Nadine
      USA
      Posted on July 18, 2019
      I have to say that I felt sad and a little depressed when our trip was over and I was back in San Diego, I was -and still am- missing the incredible energy, beauty, kindness of Chinese people and this beautiful country.
      J DeGaris
      Australia
      Posted on July 18, 2019
      Our China tours in mid-May began in Beijing and we visited Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Having previously visited Badaling (which we had thoroughly enjoyed) we were most impressed with this new experience.
      We travelled to Luoyang, specifically to see the peonies and although the garden festival was lacking in colour (weather too cold) the flowers in the park outside our hotel were in full flower so we were not disappointed in any way. The Luoyang Museum and Chariot Horse Pit museum were both well worth visiting. The Longmen Grottos were also really impressive and a must see whilst in Luoyang.
      While in the area we visited the Shaolin temple and the Pagoda Forest which was fascinating. Our lunch in the area was at the most beautiful restaurant. Both of us being vegetarian, finding enjoyable meals was not always easy. This restaurant's food was truly outstanding. Our guide, Mei Tian made sure that our visit to Luoyang was exceptional.
      We left Luoyang for Xian on the bullet train, (which was excellent) for a same day connecting flight to Zhangjiajie. Having previously visited Xian and seen the major attractions we took a brief visit to the Hanyangling Museum, which is often overlooked and well worth visiting.
      Zhangjiajie was another highlight of our visit. Having a guide like Jeremy who was from the local minority group made this part of our trip very special. His passion for the local area was a joy to see and we could not help but get caught up in his love for where he was born. He always knew when to explain something and when to let us just enjoy the outstanding scenery without interruption. This was a truly memorable part of our trip and we thank him sincerely for all he did for us and so selflessly showed us.
      On our way home we spent more time in Chongqing than previously and although we had chosen to see places a few hours' drive outside of Chongqing, the long drives were definitely worth it. The Dazu Rock Carvings are marvelous and we thoroughly enjoyed our walk through the Three Natural Bridges part of the Wulong Karst area.
      We had a memorable experience and felt the trip was good value for money.
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