Major public holidays in China can make traveling very difficult and crammed. The Chinese New Year seems to be the country’s most colorful and entertaining time, but you will be maneuvering around with 1.3 billion other people and hotel rates and train tickets become more expensive and difficult to procure during these times.
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China is subject to the worst weather extremes, from very cold to unbearable heat. The best time to visit China is generally Spring (March to May) or Autumn (September to November) Winters in China are very cold with temperatures dropping to – 40°C, while Summers are known to be very hot and dry.
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