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When you think of a family vacation destination, China might not be your first preference, but it should be your preference nonetheless. Oriental China has a lot of places that suit families with members of all ages. Many families overlook the fact that China is very easy to get to and safe to travel. A lot of flights are direct, making China easy, safe and accessible.
If you are planning a trip to China, here are a few things that can help you convert your vacation from good to great and from great to amazing.
Develop Your Love for Food
Asia is known for its street food and culinary delights. If you are a food lover, then China is the best place to be. Food is cooked fresh everywhere and focuses on staples like eggs, bread, vegetables, fruit, noodles, and rice. For families that love Western food, there are also fast food restaurants and western cafes found everywhere for convenience.
Carry Your Water Bottles
Wherever you go in China, you should have a water bottle with you for making your trip memorable. China does not rely on tap water, so you should fill up your water bottle when you step out of the hotel or be prepared to buy a bottle of water when needed.
Travel to Yunnan Province
If you have more than a week worth of time on your hand, travel to the Yunnan province to make your vacation a grand one. There are sights like the stone forest, Jade Dragon Mountain and the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the mystical beauty of which cannot be described in words.
Travel to Yangzhou or Harbin
Yangzhou is a modern city located in the South of China which offers a lot of family-friendly activities including night trips, light shows, hiking experiences and more. Harbin is located in the north-east with chilly temperatures and home to the Siberian Tigers and one of the world’s most spectacular ice festival displays.
Choose the Best Time to Travel
Going to China at the right time also matters a lot. If you don’t like crowds, then there is no point going to China when they have major holidays. Travelling to China in the first week of May and October, and the months of July and August is not recommended. The number of tourists is overflowing during this season.
Book a Reputable Tour Specialist
Tour specialists matter a lot when planning a family trip. With no experience about the new location, it is very important that your tour specialists help arrange a comfortable and worry-free trip for you. Choose to travel with a reputable tour specialist like The China Travel Company and arrange a trip for your family that offers an exhilarating experience all in all.
See the Pandas
If your kids love animals, then Chengdu should be on your bucket list. The city is home to the largest Panda research centre, Paradise Island Water Park and the world’s largest building, the New Century Global Centre. You can also hike to the Jiuzhaigou National Park to see one of the most mesmerizing natural wonders of China.
Above mentioned tips are some of the new vacation ideas that you can try. Otherwise, for the traditional Chinese holiday adventure, you can always visit the big cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.