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China Tours for Singapore Travelers 2024- Craft Your China Dream

Singaporean travelers can now enjoy visa-free entry for up to 30 days, making your China dream easier than ever!

Unleash your inner explorer and embark on an unforgettable adventure to China with tours designed specifically for Singaporean travelers! Immerse yourself in the country's rich tapestry of history, marveling at iconic landmarks like the Great Wall and the Giant Pandas. Walk in the footsteps of emperors, delve into ancient traditions, and discover hidden gems off the beaten path. Alternatively, tantalize your taste buds on a culinary adventure through China's diverse regions. Savor the fiery flavors of Sichuan cuisine, indulge in the delicate artistry of Cantonese dim sum, or explore the unique street food scene.

But wait, there's more! Enjoy the breathtaking natural wonders of China. Hike along the majestic mountains, witness the ethereal beauty of the Li River, or stand in awe at the towering peaks of the Himalayas. Our Singaporean-friendly tours cater to your preferences, ensuring a comfortable and exciting journey with fellow travelers who share your love for exploration. From vibrant cultural experiences to awe-inspiring natural wonders, your China adventure awaits!

What Are the Advantages of Our China Tours

  • Memories last a lifetime - dig deep in to authentic local culture and best seasonal landscapes of bucket-list destinations;
  • Hassle-free vacation with all-inclusive tour package - you book your trip, and we take care of all the rest: itinerary, necessary docs, accommodation, transport, tour guide, food, activities… All within your budget;
  • Explore safely and in comfort - knowing the latest tourism rules and news, we always put your safety and comfort first.

Why you can trust our China tours? Check what our Singaporean customers are reviewing about us!

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Wendy
"China Discovery provided exceptional service in customizing our trip to Guilin, Yangshuo, and Longsheng in late February 2024. April, my travel consultant, was responsive, helpful, and friendly, addressing all my questions and needs promptly..." read more
Reviewed on March 13, 2024
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HT Tan
"We did a 4D3N private tour to Zhangjiajie, Hunan recently through China Discovery and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Our CD travel consultant, Phoebe Gao, had been most helpful and meticulous in organising our itinerary..." read more
Reviewed on April 1, 2024

5 Best China Tours for Singaporean

Crafted from the valuable recommendations and glowing feedback of our clients, we proudly present our Top 5 China Tours tailored for Singaporean travelers. These curated journeys seamlessly blend iconic sights with immersive cultural encounters, extraordinary natural wonders, and ample opportunities for relaxation. Whether you prefer the convenience of an all-inclusive package tour or the flexibility to explore at your own pace, our experts can craft the perfect Chinese odyssey.

Find Your Tour by Themes

With a vast and diverse territory, China offers a kaleidoscope of experiences to delight every type of traveler. Whether you seek the solace of pristine natural wonders, the thrill of outdoor adventures, windows into rich living cultures, or opportunities to create cherished family memories, our China tours by theme offer readymade and customizable itineraries to bring your travel dreams to life. Explore and find the perfect trip to quench your thirst for adventure, enlightenment, and wonder in this magnificent ancient kingdom.

Tom from UK visited Huitengxile Grassland in July 2021.

Hohhot / Huitengxile Grassland / Yemingsha of Kubuqi Desert / Hohhot

The multi-faced golden statue (48m) of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva at Golden Summit

Chengdu / Leshan / Emei / Chengdu / Jiuzhaigou

Our clients Miriam's group visited Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in 2017

Beijing / Xian / Zhangjiajie / Guilin / Shanghai

Taking a relaxing cruise on Heavenly Lake

Lanzhou / Zhangye / Jiayuguan / Dunhuang / Turpan / Urumqi / Kashgar

Our customers TJ Maa's group from USA visited Three Pagodas in Dali, Yunnan, China in 2018.

Kunming / Dali / Lijiang / Shangri-La

Magnificent sunrise Yuanyang Terraces photoed by our customer Olivia

Kunming / Stone Forest / Yuanyang / Jianshui / Kunming / Dali / Lijiang / Shangri-La

Chona's Group  from Philippines visited Longji Rice Terraces (Jinkeng) in September, 2018

Guangzhou / Guilin / Yangshuo / Longji / Zhaoxing / Rongjiang / Kaili

Luxury Yangtze River Cruise

Shanghai / Guilin / Chongqing / Yangtze Cruise / Yichang / Zhangjiajie / Beijing

Shaolin Temple Kungfu Show, Picture Shared by Our Guest Elie from Belge

Beijing / Pingyao / Xian / Luoyang / Shanghai

Popular Destinations for Singaporean Guests

For Singaporean adventurers, China offers a treasure trove of awe-inspiring landscapes to explore. Journey through the lush emerald valleys and azure lakes of Sichuan's Jiuzhaigou National Park. Be spellbound by the dramatic karst pinnacles and winding rivers in Guilin and Zhangjiajie. Trek among Yunnan's ancient Buddhist grottoes and encounter ethnic minority villages cradled by the mighty Himalayas. In Gansu, follow the fabled Silk Road into the rainbow-hued Zhangye Danxia rock formations. Whether scaling Huangshan's cloud-scraping granite peaks or cruising the serene Li River, breathtaking natural scenery awaits at every turn of your Chinese adventure.

  • Guilin
  • Yunnan
  • Zhangjiajie
  • Sichuan
  • Gansu
  • Tibet
  • Beijing
  • Xian
  • Yangtze River
  • Huangshan
  • Fujian
  • Guizhou
Why Should You Travel to Guilin?

Guilin - the darling of all kinds of travelers

As the first city in China to develop inbound tourism, Guilin has become the darling of all kinds of travelers. It is full of landscape, culture, adventures, experiences… What makes Guilin so different from other tourist destinations is its jagged limestone karst peaks which was used as the set location for the Wookiee planet, Kashyyyk in Star Wars. There are many ways to explore – cruising, bamboo-rafting, cycling, hiking, etc. The layered rice terraces in Longsheng, a county of Guilin, is another natural wonder to enjoy.

  • Location: Southern China
  • Best time to Visit: March to November
  • Type: Karst Landform, Countryside, River, Cruise, Adventure
  • Best Places to Go: Li River, Yangshuo, Longji Terraces, Guilin City Villages
  • Recommended Trip Length: 3~6 days
Claire from UK - Li River, Guilin

4 Days Highlights of Guilin, Yangshuo & Longji

This short 4-day tour covers the three most popular destinations of Guilin - Li River, Yangshuo County and Longji Rice Terraces. Only 4 days are needed to get them all in a single trip.

Price from $464

Claire from UK - Yangshuo, Guilin

3 Days Guilin Li River Cruise Tour

During this 3 days brief but really classic Guilin vacation, you will never miss the landmarks of Guilin city, Elephant Trunk Hill, but surely catch enough inspiring hours to get relaxed by cruising down along the stunning Li River to Yangshuo Town.

Price from $350

Why Should You Travel to Yunnan?

Yunnan - one of the most popular picks of our clients in 2020/2019

Yunnan can satisfy all your expectations about travel. It is the most diverse province of China with an extraordinary mix of landscape and culture. South of the Colorful Clouds is what Yunnan literarily means, and during your vacation to Yunnan, you will feel like being on cloud nine. It is recommended to stay at least 5 or more days in the province to enjoy some leisure time in Lijiang and Dali, refresh your eyes in Yuanyang Terraces, soak in Tibetan culture in Shangri-la, etc.

  • Location: Southwestern China
  • Best time to Visit: all year around
  • Type: Gentle Sunshine on High Altitude, Ethnic Culture Experience
  • Best Places to Go: Kunming, Lijiang, Dali, Yuanyang Rice Terraces
  • Recommended Trip Length: 5~8 days
Ashima Featured Limestone Rock

6 Days Kunming, Dali & Lijiang Essence Tour

Reach the place south of the colorful clouds, enter into the “Plant and Animal Kingdom”, see the magnificent mountains and plateaus, appreciate the breathtaking river and lakes, and join in minority village to enjoy ethnic culture…

Price from $972

Bada Rice Terrace-20201216-Anne from German-CD-Z

5 Days Kunming, Jianshui & Yuanyang Rice Terraces Tour

Start from Kunming for a magical journey to Stone Forest and head to explore amazing Yuanyang Rice Terrace and feel authentic life in historic town. This is the best trip traveling to South Yunnan for 5 days.

Price from $984

Why Should You Travel to Zhangjiajie?

Zhangjiajie – the Actual and Real Avatar World

Zhangjiajie is probably the most spectacular place in China for natural lovers and outdoor lovers. The floating pillars shooting straight up in Zhangjiajie Wulinyuan National Park inspired the Hallelujah Mountains in the movie Avatar. There are also many other striking landscapes including the World’s longest and highest glass bridge, magnificent Tianmen Mountain, tranquil Golden Whip Stream, mysterious Yellow Dragon Cave, etc. It is a unique place unlike anywhere around the world.

  • Location: Southern China
  • Best time to Visit: March to November
  • Type: Karst Landform, Adventure, Photography
  • Best Places to Go: Zhangjiajie National Park, Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, Tianmen Mountain
  • Recommended Trip Length: 3~5 days
Bernhard’s group from German - Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

4 Days Zhangjiajie Exciting Adventure with Glass Bridge

If you show interests in the natural splendid landscapes and like to take challenges, this 4 Days Zhangjiajie Exciting Tour will be your satisfactory selection.

Price from $618

Fenghuang Ancient Town - Helen from Australia

5 Days Amazing Zhangjiajie & Fenghuang Ancient Town Tour

This 5-day Zhangjiajie Fenghuang tour is the best way to fully make use of your time in Zhangjiajie. Admire all natural must-sees in UNESCO Zhangjiajie Forest Park with a cultural relaxation at antique Xiangxi flavored Fenghuang Ancient Town.

Price from $699

Why Should You Travel to Sichuan?

Sichuan – the home to Giant Panda & Land of Heritage Sites

Sichuan is a vast land of hidden gems. Being the home to the treasure of China – Giant Panda is only one of a thousand faces of this abundant land. It boasts 7 world heritage sites including China’s most beautiful national park – Jiuzhaigou, sacred Buddhist mountain – Mount Emei, world irrigation wonder – Dujiangyan, heavenly Shangri-la world - Daocheng Yading, ice vacation destination – Xiling, etc. At the same time, its Sichuan Cuisine is widely believed as the best Chinese food. Face-changing, Kung Fu, tea… there are endless ways to have fun in Sichuan.

  • Location: Southwestern China
  • Best time to Visit: March to November
  • Type: Giant Panda, Ancient City, Buddhism, Mountains, National Parks
  • Best Places to Go: Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei, Daocheng Yading, Kangding
  • Recommended Trip Length: 2~10 days
Look up at Leshan Giant Buddha from its foot stage

4 Days Classic Leshan Buddha & Mount Emei Tour from Chengdu

A great tour of a visual feast to explore two magnificent World Heritage Sites around Chengdu - Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei in a leisure way, also visit the adorable Giant Pandas in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

Price from $570

Xinduqiao Scenic Driving Road in Autumn

7 Days Western Sichuan Small Loop Tour

Enjoy a memorable scenic and cultural vacation on best the golden Western Sichuan Small Loop with fantastic visits to Mount Siguniang, Danba, Tagong, Xinduqiao, Hailuogou and more splendors!

Price from $1263

Why Should You Travel to Gansu?

Gansu – the very essence of ancient Silk Road.

Gansu region is the vital part of Silk Road through which goods and cultures once exchanged between China, Central Asia and Europe. Many historical sites, such as Buddhist caves, border forts, beacon towers, Great Wall ruins, etc., have survived from the history. The region of Gansu is also rich in geographic diversity. Photographers can fall in love with rainbow mountains (Danxia landform), adventurers can hike and camp in desert, play with sand dunes…

  • Location: Northwestern China
  • Best time to Visit: April to October
  • Type: Historical Sites, Museum, Desert, Landform
  • Best Places to Go: Dunhuang, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Xiahe, Lanzhou
  • Recommended Trip Length: 4~8 days
Mrs. Garlen Chan’s group from Canada - Jiayuguan

6 Days Zhangye Jiayuguan Dunhuang Tour

Memorable trip to discover three most glorious destinations in Zhangye, Jiayuguan and Dunhuang - diverse experience, enjoyable pace, budget price!

Price from $946

Mysterious Lakes in Badain Jaran Desert -Wing

8 Days Zhangye Danxia and Badain Jaran Desert Tour

From the stunning Qinghai Lake to the rainbow mountains Zhangye Danxia Landform, to the most beautiful desert in China - Badain Jaran Desert, this trip brings you the best visual feast in China.

Price from $1657

Why Should You Travel to Tibet?

Tibet – once in a lifetime spiritual journey & Mount Everest expedition

Tibet is open to foreign expats who are currently living in China now because the Covid-19 has been controlled very well. The sunshine is warm in Lhasa; the frozen Namtso Lake is starting to melt; Mount Everest is clear to see; tourists are not many… it is safe and the best time to explore the holy land Tibet! Places that are opened to tourists: Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street and around area), Namtso Lake, Mount Everest, Shigatse, Gyantse, Nyingchi, etc. Required documents include Tibet Travel Permit, a proof of your residence in China, negative Nucleic acid test & Green Heath Code.

  • Location: Western China
  • Best time to Visit: April to October
  • Type: Tibetan Culture, Tibetan Buddhism, Plateau, Adventure
  • Best Places to Go: Lhasa, Mount Everest, Namtso, Gyantse, Nyingchi...
  • Recommended Trip Length: 4~16 days
Drepung Monastery Entrance

4 Days Lhasa Essence Tour

This 4 Day Lhasa Tour is the idea trip - you will visit the most famous temples and palaces, the most authentic Tibetan culture... to catch the essence the soul of Tibet!

Price from $618

Mount Everest

8 Days Classic Mount Everest Tour from Lhasa

"No Tibet tour is complete without visiting Mount Everest"! This tour will help you realize that dream and discover from Lhasa, travels via the cities of Gyantse and Shigatse, to Mount Everest, and then back to Lhasa.

Price from $1,589

Why Should You Travel to Beijing?

Beijing - ancient city with 7 World Heritage Sites.

There is no need of many words to persuade you to visit Beijing. If there is one reason, it is because Beijing is there. The Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven… there are so many heritage places to visit. Beijing opens the first door to you if you visit China for the first time. The tourism industry of Beijing is developing too. There are many new ways to explore Beijing beyond the classic experiences, such as riding a rickshaw through traditional dwellings, getting inspired by modern arts in 798 Art Zone, hiking on a wild Great Wall, weekend ice and snow gateways, etc. Whenever you come to Beijing, you can always find places to go.

  • Location: northern China
  • Best time to Visit: all year around
  • Type: Ancient City, Modern Fashion, World Heritage Sites, Great Wall Hiking, Folk Culture
  • Best Places to Go: Forbidden City, Great Wall, Hutong, 798 Art Zone, Olympic Park, Summer Palace…
  • Recommended Trip Length: 3~5 days
Alexia - Mutianyu Great Wall

4 Days Classic Beijing Tour Package

Visit the best and featured highlights of Beijing in a single trip and explore the glorious past and present of Beijing in one go. Apart from Beijing's time-honored landmarks - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and Great Wall, you will take a special visit to 798 Art Zone and admire the most outstanding architectures in Olympic Park.

Price from $485

Universal on Parade Shrek

5 Days Universal Studios Beijing Tour

Want a quality but enjoyable time with your children in Beijing? This 5 days Beijing family tour is well-arranged to fulfill your needs. You will have a sightseeing trip involving a full-day adventure to Universal Studios Beijing. Apart from offering entertainment, this tour helps them learn, grow and gain a better understanding of China.

Price from Request

Why Should You Travel to Xian?

Xian – China’s Greatest Ancient Capital

Xi'an used to be the capital of 13 ancient China dynasties. It is the best place to explore Chinese dynastic history and culture. There are many magnificent historical sites survived including the world-famous Terracotta Warriors which is only a small part of the Mausoleum of Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China, Ancient City Wall, etc. Xian also welcomes its visitors by delicious local snacks, wonderful nightlife as well as tourist-friendly hotels. Mount Hua which is only about 1.5 hours’ drive from Xian, provides you some terrific hiking experiences.

  • Location: central China
  • Best time to Visit: all year around
  • Type: Ancient City, World Heritage Sites, Mausoleum Culture, Museum, Local Food
  • Best Places to Go: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Mount Hua
  • Recommended Trip Length: 2~4 days
Terracotta Warriors in Xian - Our Customers

3 Days Classic Xian Tour

Travel the best highlights and the unique historic relics of the ancient capital Xian at an enjoyable pace in 3 days. This is the most classic Xian itinerary, with visits to all the bests of this ancient capital!

Price from $298

Looking West Peak from South Peak on Huashan

4 Days Xian Highlights Tour with Huashan Hiking

Visit the best attractions in Xian, then take a side trip to hike Mount Huashan which is famous for its thrilling hiking routes and Plank Walk.

Price from $563

Why Should You Cruise Yangtze River?

Yangtze River Cruise - the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation in China

The majestic Yangtze River flows from the western mountains to the eastern plains, creating many natural and cultural wonders. Now, taking a cruise on the river has become the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation in China on which you can marvel at charming Three Gorges, explore world-famous Three Gorges Dam and discover culture and history of the central part of China. The major cruise mainly locates between Chongqing and Yichang, costing about 4 days or 5 days. Most of the cruises are luxury 5-star ships with wonderful amenities and services. You can have fun with many onboard activities and shore excursions.

  • Location: Southwest to Eastern China
  • Best time to Visit: April to November
  • Type: River Cruise, Vacation
  • Best Cruises: Century Cruises, Victoria Cruises
  • Recommended Trip Length: 4~5 days
Gorgeous Three Gorges Scenery

12 Days Shanghai Yangtze Cruise Xian Beijing China Tour

This trip, from East China, middle China to North China, presents not only the CLASSIC sights, but also authentic aspects of China - both old and new, historical and modern.

Price from $2,132

Relaxing Yangtze River Cruise

4 Days Chongqing Essence Tour with Yangtze Cruise

This Chongqing Yangtze tour is the most classic route for a single Yangtze cruise experience in China! If you want a relaxing way to relax your body and feast your eyes with countless charming natural scenery, this short cruise trip is definitely the perfect one for you.

Price from Request

Why Should You Travel to Huangshan?

Huangshan - trip to China's most beautiful mountain and villages

Huangshan is one of the most gorgeous places in China with different landscapes in four seasons. Huangshan region is not only about Huangshan Mountain (the Yellow Mountain), but also about authentic ancient villages of China. Huangshan Mountain features the “Four Wonders” - beautifully-shaped pines trees, fantastic rock peaks, sea of clouds and hot springs. It provides serious hiking, leisure holiday, photography opportunities and snow &ice tour and many travel experiences that can be enjoyed by hikers, families, seniors, students, etc. Hongcun, Xidi and other ancient villages nearby Huangshan Mountain take you to trace back to China of several hundred years ago.

  • Location: eastern China
  • Best time to Visit: all year around
  • Type: Landscape, Mountain, Hiking, Seasonal Experience
  • Best Places to Go: Huangshan Mountain, Hongcun Village, Xidi Village, Bishan Village
  • Recommended Trip Length: 3~5 days
Jenny's group from Vietnam - Yellow Mountain Sunrise, Huangshan, Anhui

3 Days Huangshan Highlights Leisure Tour

Suits all kinds of travelers, especially family with kids, seniors and those who need to hike in a leisure way. Explore the best highlights of the Back Mountain, West Sea Grand Canyon and Bright Top area in 2 full days.

Price from $391

Hongcun Village - Mr. and MRS. Jorge from Peru

4 Days Best Huangshan Hongcun & Xidi Tour

You will have a leisure tour on Huangshan Mountain to admire its archetypal granite peaks, twisted pines, beautiful cloud sea and fabulous sunrise and visit two remarkable ancient villages - Hongcun and Xidi which are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Price from $540

Why Should You Travel to Fujian?

Fujian - enjoyable vacation & photography destination.

Fujian Province is an amazing place to explore a different China which is quite different from what you can find in Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, etc. It is a small province but with 4 world heritage sites and many pyrotechnic places to discover. The coastal city Xiamen shares the characteristics of a metropolis as well as the quietness and ease of a romantic town, as a perfect place for holiday. While in Nanjing, Yongding and Chuxi, there are hundreds of unique earthen buildings hidden among hills. You shouldn't miss serene Mount Wuyi too. If you are a photographer, the vast mudflat in Xiamen can run out all storage of your camera.

  • Location: eastern China
  • Best time to Visit: April to November
  • Type: Folk Culture, Mountain, Photography
  • Best Places to Go: Xiamen, Fujian Tulou, Mount Wuyi, Xiapu, Fuzhou
  • Recommended Trip Length: 2~5 days
Mount Wuyi Joyous Jiuqu Stream Rafting

5 Days Xiamen, Tulou & Mount Wuyi Discovery Tour

The most popular Fujian trip to discover all best sightseeing, culture and history of Fujian Province with great fun, including classic visit to Xiamen with Gulangyu, Fujian Tulou in Nanjing and Yongding and Wuyi Mountain with Jiuqu Stream rafting!

Price from Request

Sunset at Xiapu Xiaohao Village

4 Days Xiapu Mudflat Photography Tour

The 4-day vacation is the best photography trip to shoot the diverse and gorgeous Xiapu Mudflat, gorgerous sunrise and sunset, daily life on the sea of local fishermen at the best time and locations with professional photography guide!

Price from Request

Why Should You Travel to Guizhou?

Guizhou – primitive ethnic villages & magnificent Karst landscape

Guizhou is drawing more and more attentions from outside world as its tourism is developing increasingly. But it still remains as one of the most mysterious provinces in China. In 2020, it was selected as one of the “Top 10 Region to Visit in 2020” by Lonely Planet. CNN also recommend it to global tourists in its travel edition. What’s so special about Guizhou? It may be the special ethnic cultures of up to 17 minority groups and their primitive villages, or the special Karst landscape, or the spectacular Fanjing Mountain, or the soaring Huangguoshu Waterfall, or the delicious fish soup… Come to find the answer on your own!

  • Location: southwestern China
  • Best time to Visit: March to November
  • Type: Ethnic Culture, Karst Mountains, Rural Village, Waterfall
  • Best Places to Go: Kaili, Guiyang, Anshui, Fanjingshan
  • Recommended Trip Length: 3~6 days
Zhijin Cave

3 Days Huangguoshu Waterfall & Zhijin Cave Tour

You will not only walk to different positions to appreciate Huangguoshu Waterfall, but, enjoy a memorable time roam at the dazzling gorgeous underground kingdom at Zhijin Cave!

Price from Request

Upper Langde Miao Village Performance

6 Days Diverse Guizhou Tour (Guiyang / Kaili / Fanjingshan)

This is the tour to take you to explore the diverse Guizhou - Hidden Ethnic Villages and Wonderland Fanjingshan, which is full of fun.

Price from Request

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Start your China vacation easily from gateway cities - Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Chengdu. Choose a tour from our recommended weekend trips or customize your own itinerary. We will take cares of the rest – flights, trains, hotels, attractions, tour guide, transfer, etc. You only need to focus 100% on enjoying your trip.

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Here we list out the most frequently asked questions that our former customers about tour planning, travel documents, itinerary, hotel, booking, dinning. You are also welcomed to submit your question to us, our travel experts are always ready to help. Read more tips »

Currently, holders of ordinary passports from Singapore are able to enter China visa-free for tourism, family visits, business and other private matters, and stay for no more than 30 days. Those who enter China to engage in activities that require prior approval, such as work and news reporting, and those who intend to stay in China for more than 30 days, must apply for the corresponding visa before entering China.

Currently, you can take flight to many cities of China easily from Singapore. Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen and Chongqing are connected with Singapore with frequent flights. You can also fly to Kunming, Xian and some other cities directly from Singapore.

If you want to visit Sichuan Province, Yunnan Province, Guizhou Province, Tibet, Qinghai Province, you can choose Chengdu, Chongqing and Kunming as your gateway. If you want to visit southeastern China, you can use Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Xiamen as gateway. If you want to visit Northern China, such as Beijing, Pingyao, Luoyang, Xian, you can use Beijing and Xian as your gateway.

China is available for traveling all year around, but the best months for most parts of China are March, April, May, June, September, October and November. January and February are best for winter snow and ice holidays.

You'd better avoid traveling to China during public Chinese holidays. Most attractions and hotels are full, and you have to wait in a long queue to enter and check in. Secondly, all transportations including private cars, high-speed rail, airplanes, etc., will become very congested and difficult to book tickets. The prices of hotels, transportation, etc. will often increase, and travel expenses during this period will be more expensive than usual. Check China Public Holiday 2024 Schedule

In general, China weather features a distinct continental monsoon climate, characterized by cold winter, hot summer, mild spring and autumn. However, the actual weather differs from region to region by different temperature zones according to the diverse landforms, longitudes and latitudes, and elevations. Two different destinations may have totally different temperatures and climates in the same time. For example, it may be snowy in some high-altitude regions in Xinjiang, Qinghai, Tibet and Sichuan in May while in Guangzhou it usually starts getting hot. Thus, it is important to require advice from your travel consultant, then pack and wear accordingly.

Wear for Seasons. Opt for durable, easily washable, and breathable cotton garments. During the winter months (Dec., Jan., and Feb.), much of China, particularly the northern parts, tends to be chilly. Layering is advisable during this period. If your travels coincide with the rainy season (May, Jun., Jul., and Aug.), it's prudent to carry a light raincoat. Sunscreen is essential for the summer months (Jun., Jul., Aug.), and an umbrella serves as a versatile shield against both sun and rain. In much of China, spring (Mar., Apr., May) and autumn (Sept., Oct., Nov.) are typically mild, with significant day-to-night temperature variations. Packing lightweight items that can be layered up and stripped off, and a warm jacket is recommended. For comfortable exploration, we highly recommend bringing a quality pair of walking shoes alongside stylish flats.

1. Baidu Maps; 2. WeChat (social media messaging and chatting, digital payment); 3. Ali-Pay for daily cash-free payment; 4. Pleco or Waygo for translation; 5. Metro Man, China; 6. Didi Chuxing for grabbing taxi.

Credit and debit cards may not cover all your expenses in China. With the widespread popularity of digital payments, many businesses no longer offer point-of-sale (POS) systems for credit and debit card users. However, you can still use your bank cards via POS systems at selected hotels, shopping malls, and larger restaurants.

Cash is still widely accepted. It is also very reliable. You’d better always bring some cash with you, including some small changes.

Digital payment is the norm in China, with Alipay and WeChat Pay leading the way. Since July 2023, they've started accepting international cards through their apps, though success may vary depending on the user's country and bank.

To keep using your telephone during your China vacation, you can activate international roaming before departure, or buy a new local SIM Card after arriving in China. China SIM Card could be bought online, or at the arrival hall of international airport, or from the local offices of TELCO providers - China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. Some hotels also provide international direct dialing.

Free Wi-Fi can be found in most hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, cafeterias, tea houses, etc.

Upon your arrival in China, you will need to complete the Arrival Card and hand it over to the immigration officer. The officer will keep your Arrival Card and you will keep the Departure Card until you leave the country.

If you haven’t brought anything which needs to be declared, choose the “Nothing to Declare Channel” (Green Channel), and if you have anything needed to be declared to the customs with you, choose the “Goods to Declare Channel”(Red Channel). Personal items such as cameras and computers do not need to be declared if they will return home with you. Items that will be left in China may be required to be declared.

The list of items that are prohibited from importing into China is similar to that of most countries, including: arms and explosives, counterfeit currency, offensive printed material, poisons, illegal drugs, animal and plant products, and foodstuffs.

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