China is a destination filled with ancient cultures, varied climates and captivating sites. Dive into married life among the kaleidoscopic colours of this Asian behemoth for a honeymoon that will linger in your memory long after you’ve returned home.
With a land mass of almost 10 million square kilometres and a population of 1.3 billion, China is mind-bogglingly vast. It is also exceedingly diverse with 56 officially recognised ethnic groups. This makes for a country packed full of traditions and a wealth of exciting things to discover. Immerse yourself in China’s rich history when you land in the capital Beijing. Marvel at the magnificent Forbidden City and meander sobering Tiananmen Square before making the trip out to Badaling – the most complete section of legendary site, the Great Wall of China.
Shanghai is a must for those who love the buzz of a cosmopolitan city. Wander along The Bund, hitting the glitzy shops, and be sure to take a trip up the Oriental Pearl Tower for panoramic views across the glittering skyline and Huangpu River. In centrally located Xi’an, you can dive into the history of the exotic Silk Road and view one of the world’s most impressive collection of sculptures, the Terracotta Warriors.
Venture beyond China’s cities and you’ll discover a land of bamboo forests and emerald lakes, lofty mountains and temple-dotted valleys, plus an intoxicatingly diverse cultural heritage that will leave you utterly enchanted. Seek out sacred Buddhist sites, sample some of the country’s lip-smackingly flavoursome cuisine, and savour the start of married life among the riches of this evocative destination.
How long does it take to fly to China?
China is a large country, so flight times between the UK and China vary depending on your destination. Flights between London and Beijing take an average 10 hours, while a non-stop flight from London to Shanghai takes just over 11 hours.
Do I need a visa for China?
For entry into China, UK nationals are required to apply in person at a designated Visa Application Centre.
What is the time difference in China?
China is vast and has a total of five different time zones. Both Beijing and Shanghai are 8 hours ahead of the UK (GMT+8).
What is the currency in China?
The currency in China is the Renminbi (RMB).
What language is spoken in China?
China’s official language is Mandarin. However, there are several hundred minority languages spoken across the country.
When is the best time to visit China?
With varied topography and many different climates, China is a good year-round destination. However, spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are generally considered the best times to visit. Avoid public holidays to swerve the crowds.