Hotels in China
Holidays in China are a fascinating tour of cultural and historic sights, but with rapid modernisation and an ongoing dam project, the China of old threatens to disappear forever. Go now to catch a glimpse of the ancient civilisation and spectacular scenery along the Yangtze River.
With the Great Wall and Terracotta Army in Xian at the top of your to-do list, holidays to China are packed with wonders of the world, and Beijing's Imperial city is a trove of ancient treasures, with the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square echoing with history.
Many of the best China hotels are to be found in the modern metropolis of Shanghai and the cutting edge quarters of Beijing, with exceptional facilities and chic minimalist interiors. With a reputation for exceptional hospitality, the warm and friendly locals will welcome you to the hotels in China, and wherever you eat you are bound to find delicious plates of authentic Chinese cuisine that'll beat your usual Friday Night takeaway.
China Travel Notes
GMT: +8 hours.
Language: Mandarin Chinese.
Tourist/Visa/Health information: British passport holders are required a visa to enter China, which you can apply for from the Chinese Embassy or Consulate.
A full ten-year passport is essential, valid for at least six months after your return to the UK. Visas are required by all travellers to China and must be issued in the UK. Hepatitis A, Polio, Typhoid and Malaria immunisation are recommended and Yellow fever immunisation is required if arriving from an infected country or area. Please contact the China Tourist Office on 0891 600 188 for up to date country information.
Flight information: Beijing can be reached on national carrier - Air China with daily departures from London Heathrow. British Airways operate to both the cities of Beijing and Shanghai whilst Virgin Atlantic operates direct to Shanghai. Average journey times to China are 10hrs. Indirect carriers include Emirates and Cathay Pacific offering the flexibility of multi centre combinations with China. KLM also offer regional airport departures from the UK via Amsterdam.