Spring usually arrives in March and lasts until May.
Spring is a comfortable season in China, and this will surely make your trip more pleasant and relaxing. It’s neither freezing cold nor sweltering hot at this time of year, though it is cloudier and rainier than autumn.
Meanwhile, spring is a season of flourishing new life with auspicious connotations in China! During this season, the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing, which makes the scenery even more beautiful and interesting.
Another advantage to visiting China in spring is that it is not as crowded and touristy as it is during the Chinese New Year, the summer vacation, autumn, or the National Day holiday. You can enjoy your trip more fully and more easily digest this beautiful country without the churning crowds.
Besides these reasons, we have selected some great day trips for your spring excursions and we are offering a great deal of 10% off the price for trips taken between April 15th and May 15th, 2019.
There are many destinations in China that are great choices for spring excursions. Among them, we have chosen the top four destinations for travelers based on our local experiences and on the majority of customers’ choices.
As the capital of both modern and ancient China, Beijing has a long history and rich culture. One of the most famous of the world’s wonders, the Great Wall of China, has most of its most visitable sections located around Beijing. Beijing and the Great Wall in spring will be even more beautiful and attractive than at other times of the year.
Shanghai is one of the largest metropolises in the world and is attracting more and more visitors. As well as the metropolis, there are many small water towns surrounding Shanghai where you’ll see the traditional local lifestyle and ancient Chinese houses and gardens. Spring is the most beautiful season to visit these water towns.
Guilin’s landscape is said to be the best in the world and spring is the best season to visit Guilin. As spring is a rainy season in Guilin, the mountains and rivers look just like a traditional Chinese painting in the rain.
You can’t miss Chengdu in the spring as you will see the cute and adorable pandas there and enjoy an authentic Sichuan hot pot. Give yourself a treat and plan a trip to this wonderful city this spring.
Spring is the best season to hike the Great Wall of China. You’ll not only see the magnificent Great Wall under the blue sky but you’ll also have the chance to see blooming flowers decorating the Great Wall, which makes it even more charming. If you are a shutterbug, you can’t miss the Great Wall! Get your shutter clicking to record the precious moments you spend on the wall.
We highly recommend hiking the Great Wall at Jinshanling as it is known as the most beautiful section and many award-winning photos were taken at this section.
There are many small water towns in Eastern China, especially around Shanghai and Suzhou. These water towns are just like pearls that decorate East China. Located in one of the richest places in China, these water towns preserve traditional Chinese architectures, gardens, artworks, and unique lifestyles. Take a gondola ride along the small rivers running through the water towns and discover the stories about each of them.
We also have a day trip to visit two different water towns near Shanghai in just one day.
As the phrase states, “east or west, Guilin’s scenery is best”, and Yangshuo’s scenery is said to be the best of the best. Spring in Yangshuo is as beautiful as a Chinese painting. Take a bicycle or an electric scooter ride along the beautiful countryside paths next to the Yulong River where the water flows silently, the birds are singing, and the flowers are blooming. Watch the local farmers ride their ox carts as they plow the fields. Everything is so peaceful, harmonious, and perfect. Forget all your troubles as you feel like you are staying in paradise.
It’s unlikely that anyone would say “no” to see cute and adorable pandas. As China’s national treasure, pandas have been attracting lots of panda fans from all over the world who “worship” them. Spring is the season of love for pandas and you’ll have the chance to see pandas holding each other and showing their affection for each other. The best destination to visit these black and white bears is, of course, Chengdu. As the top habitat for pandas, Chengdu has the best environment as well as research and protection centers for pandas. Chengdu has more than just pandas, however — you’ll have the opportunity to taste delicious Sichuan cuisine, such as a hot pot and various street snacks, and you’ll also have the chance to see the beautiful fairyland of Jiuzhaigou.