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Heading East? This country will impress, whether you’re looking for cheap flights to China for business or for pleasure. The capital is the best place to start any trip to China. Catch the cheapest flights to Beijing (PEK) onboard Emirates, Air China, American Airlines, United Airlines, and dozens of others.
It’s a long way to get to China, so booking in advance is key for finding the cheapest fares. Avoid booking flights during major holidays, like Chinese New Year in February and autumn, peak tourist season.
A non-stop flight to China from New York takes 13 hours 30 minutes.
If it’s your first time going to China, expect a big culture shock. This country is massive but we promise the historic and cultural sites will impress, not to mention all the Chinese food you can eat! From the Great Wall to the Imperial Palace and all those cute pandas… ready to go?
Great Wall of China: This colossal structure stretches for an impressive 5,000 miles across China and into Mongolia. It’s no doubt the main attraction for every visitor in China and is a must-do day trip from Beijing.
Beijing: Let’s talk about capital delights! This sprawling city is a cultural metropolis that should not be missed. Stay up all night, chow down at the food markets and breathe it all in!
Chengdu: If you’re hoping to see some cute, loveable pandas while in China, then a trip to Chengdu is essential. Head to Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve to see them in their natural habitat.
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China won’t disappoint in terms of hotels but be aware that you will need to pay more than you’re used to for a hotel of a higher standard. Luxury doesn’t come cheap here, nor does space! Budget travelers have a host of guesthouses, inns and hostels to choose from.