If you plan to go on vacation in winter, China must be a destination you can not miss. With a vast territory, China will not satisfy you with various wonderful travel wintertime destinations such as Beijing, Yellow Mountain, Yunnan and more.
Traveling Beijing in winter will be a very interesting experience and worth being chilly. The city has many places of historic interest and architectural/scenic beauty. Winter is the best time to visit Forbidden City, especially after a snowfall. Covered in snow, this grand palace becomes more majestic and spectacular. So is the Great Wall. Also, you can experience many cultural activities during the Chinese New Year.
Great Wall in winter
Known as Icy City of China, Harbin is one of the best destinations to visit in winter. Ice and snow festival is Harbin’s most famous attraction, held in Zhaolin Park every winter from January 5 to the end of February. During the festival, the whole park is changed into a world of ice sculptures.
Harbin - Icy City of China
As one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Huangshan city is famous for 4 wonders: spectacular rocky peaks, oddly shaped pines, crystal-clear hot springs and fantastic sea of clouds. When the snow settles on all these, the real charm of Yellow Mountain emerges. According to the regional climate data, Huangshan’s winter lasts longer than any other season, beginning at the end of October and ending until March the following year. December, January and February are the best traveling time when Huangshan Mountain records maximum snowfall.
Hainan Island is undoubtedly China best destination of warm water travel. Sunshine, sea, sand, coconut trees are the island’s attractions. Sanya, a city on Hainan Island, is the southernmost city in China. White beach and clear seawater make Sanya the best place to sunbath, sailing. This remote city is often referred to by the locals as “the end of sky and ocean”.
Sanya is the best know tropical beach in China
If you are afraid of coldness, you can choose to go to Yunnan. For travelers, Yunnan is the most cited “dream destination”. The province is said to have spring-like climate in all four seasons, so you will never feel cool. It shows varied landscape all the year, from topical rainforest to snow-capped peaks. For its mild weather in winter, it attracts people to visit Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, and Xishuangbanna.
Winter in Yunnan
Yabuli Ski Resort
Although in China ski resorts are currently still new for foreign tourists to discover, winter travelers are increasingly opting for ski slopes. And Yabuli ski resort around Beijing is in a class by itself among China ski resorts. The skiing season at Yabuli Ski Resort begins in mid-November and runs until the end of March. It has thick snows and unique mountain range which ensures a comfortable but challenging experience of skiing.
Yabuli is one of the best ski resort in China