China

Climate Guide
These figures show Chinas monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall.
  Temp °C Rain mm 
 January 2 2
 February 4 4
 March 11 7
 April 20 18
 May 27 29
 June 321 65
 July 31 152
 August 30 143
 September 26 42
 October 19 18
 November 10 7
 December 3 2

Although now opening up to the world, China remains a somewhat enigmatic and mysterious destination for many travellers. This huge country’s cultural and geographical diversity offers visitors an amazing opportunity to discover a destination that is still familiarising itself with international attention.
Luxury holidays promise to be ultra-indulgent and glamorous as more hotels welcome discerning guests offering the best in design, technology and friendly hospitality. China is a treasure trove of discoveries that even the most seasoned travellers adore with ancient temples, regional cuisine, tea gardens and magical landscapes.
Landmarks such as Beijing’s Tianenmen Square, the iridescent skyscrapers of Shangai, the Great Wall of China and Xi’an’s Terracotta Army are just a few of the outstanding sights to explore. The nature is as diverse as the country’s cultures with limestone peaks, bright green paddy fields, nature reserves and dramatic gorges such as Tiger Leaping Gorge.
Chinese cuisine varies widely depending on your location, so why not take your taste buds on a wonderful culinary journey? Choose from dishes such as succulent Peking duck, dim sum, spiced fish, chilli-pork, soups, noodle and many, many more. Or, in the spirit of luxury, there are also plenty of high-class restaurants available.

 

 

Useful Information

Flight Information
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow to Shanghai and Hong Kong; British Airways from London Heathrow to Beijing with connecting flights to Sanya and Xi’an. Flights with Emirates (via Dubai) from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow are also available.

Flight Time
9 hours 45 mins From London Heathrow to Beijing

Flight Upgrades
British Airways upgrades start from as little as £1,280 per person, each way.

Capital :  Beijing

Population: 1.37 billion

Language : Chinese Mandarin

Time Difference : +8 hours

Currency : Renminbi Yuan (exchange rate approx RMB 10.00 = £1)

Voltage : 220 volts

Foreign and Commonwealth and Visa Info: For up-to-date country information visit www.fco.gov.uk

China Tourist Office: For resort information visit www.en.cnta.gov.cn