China Tourism News
China Tourism News
As the 2017 Chinese New Year is drawing near, passengers can book the train tickets for 2017 Spring Festival Travel Rush since December 15, 2016. It’s reported that this year the train ticket for the travel rush are more difficult to get because of a shorter pre-sale period and early arrival of Chinese New Year.
Many provinces in Northern China welcomed their first snow in this winter from November 21 to 23. The real winter is coming! It is predicted that this winter may be very cold due to the La Nina Phenomena. Here gives some tips for resisting the coldness, winter travel destinations and activities.
Following the 144-hour visa-free transit policy, Shanghai has now adopted a new visa-free policy for tourist groups arriving in Shanghai by cruises. They should be received by a local Chinese travel agency and have the agency submit their name list in advance. Group members can travel in Beijing, Shanghai and other coastal cities with the ship. The stay limit is 15 days.
Autumn days in China are usually sunny and fresh. It’s a good time to travel at that time. Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing, Jiuzhai Valley in Sichuan, Yellow Mountain in Anhui, and Kanas Nature Reserve in Xinjiang are among the most beautiful places visitors cannot miss if travelling in China during autumn. As the National Day Holidays falls on Oct. 1 to 7, the places may get crowded during the holiday. Visitors had better avoid travelling there on these days.
The 2016 Hangzhou G20 Summit will take place on September 4 and 5 this year. Hangzhou Government has taken a series of measures to enhance the security level. From August 28 to September 7, tourist groups organized by travel agencies will not be received because of the possible control over some roads and attractions. However, individual travelers are still able to make the trip.
On the 40th session of the World Heritage Convention opened on July 10, 2016, 29 sites were nominated for UNESCO World Heritage. Among them, two are from China. One is Shennongjia Nature Reserve in Shiyan city, Hubei Province, and the other is Huashan Rock Paintings in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The session will last for 11 days. During the period, the World Heritage Committee will decide which sites to be added to the World Heritage List and discuss the protection status of some endangered heritage sites.
Recently, China has entered the annual rainy season. In some provinces, the bad weather has caused tremendous damage to crops, outdoor facilities, and houses. In addition, some tourist attractions have been temporarily closed for tourist’s safety concern. According to weather forecasts, the storms will last till late June. TravelChinaGuide here gives some useful tips for traveling on stormy days.
On May 15, 2016, China has carried out the largest-scale train schedule adjustments in recent 10 years. With such adjustments, over 100 pairs of bullet trains are added. 69 rail routes are planned to connect tourist destinations. Morning and night high speed trains are adopted for the first time. Besides, 38 county-level stations have become originating stations for some routes.
As Shanghai Disneyland Park is going to open on June 16, 2016, many visitors are now trying to get an admission ticket for the park. On March 28, 2016, the tickets for the ceremony were sold out within two hours after they were available. The huge demand and relatively short supply lead to the emergence of many scalpers. Some of them sell the tickets at a sky-high price, ten times as more as the official price. TravelChinaGuide here gives some tips for buying a ticket without being cheated.
Since April 10, 2016, tourists do not need to pay the admission fee for Phoenix Ancient Town any more. They just need to buy the tickets for the inside scenic spots they wish to visit. In 2003, the local government started to impose the admission fee to collect fund to maintain the town and to reduce the environmental and transportation pressures caused by the over-crowded tourists. But the policy has brought more bad influences than good influences to the town. Now, it cancels the admission fee to welcome more visitors.