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The options as to where to stay in China are as huge as this vast country itself. But, whether you opt for the sights and sounds of Beijing, the gambling scene of Macau, the scintillating city of Shanghai or the fascinating, sweeping terrains of Tibet, there will be a hotel suited to your needs wherever you go, even though the law does, to a certain extent, attempt to restrict tourists' use of the cheapest hotels (although this is changing).
Use our price comparison tool to find cheap hotels in China; booking in advance is crucial as finding a good deal upon arrival is often difficult.
Hotels in China offer a full range of accommodation options catering to every taste and pocket...
China hotels, following development over recent years, now include five-star luxury hotels and excellent mid-priced residences, as well as spotless and snug rooms even in the budget category.
In big cities, such as Beijing and Shanghai, the hotel scene is varied and spread across a wide area. From cheap rooms in bustling hutongs (narrow city streets) to iconic luxury hotels that stand tall on the city skyline, these surging metropolises can offer the lot. Read our guides to hotels in Beijing and hotels in Shanghai for more information – such as what sort of hotels you can find near Tiananmen Square, in Beijing, and why staying on the Bund in Shanghai might be a safe bet.
Our guide to hotels in Hong Kong is also worth a look if you plan to jet to this fascinating island region off the southern shores of China. Known for spectacular views and equally wonderful shopping opportunities, hotels in Hong Kong are in great demand and, just like anywhere in China, you should act fast to secure your ideal accommodation.
Hainan hotels are booked by visitors looking for a relaxing time on one of China’s most popular holiday islands. Many travellers don’t expect white sands and crystal-clear waters in China, but that’s exactly what you’ll get when you fly into Sanya, on Hainan island.
Macau hotels, especially those on the densely-populated Macau Peninsula, are very busy at weekends, when hordes of mainlanders (and residents from Hong Kong) arrive to try their hand at the casinos. Macau is not known as the Las Vegas of the East for nothing! It’s vital to book well in advance for a stay here.
China is so vast it would be almost impossible to cram all of its wonders into one lifetime, so here are a few of the best for your holiday…
Top five attractions
The fourth-largest city square in the world sits in the middle of Beijing. It has been the focal point of many significant moments in Chinese history, including the Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989.
This stunning mountain range in eastern China is rapidly becoming one of the country’s top tourist hotspots. As well as some of the finest mountain scenery you’re ever likely to see, you can take a cable car to the top of the unusual granite peaks and look down at the clouds.
Great Wall of China
Built and manned from 200BC to the 1500s to keep nomadic tribes at bay, this ancient fortification stretches more than 5,000 miles. Tourists flock to Badaling where the wall is best preserved and most accessible. However, less crowded spots can be found at Simitai and Jinshanling.
Discovered by farmers in 1974 near Xi’an in the Shaanxi province, this enormous collection of terracotta sculptures forms one of the most astonishing historic sites in the world. It is estimated that there are 8,000 terracotta soldiers, 130 chariots and more than 600 horses – most of them still in the ground.
A vibrant and seemingly sleepless city on the Yangtze River Delta with a wealth of different experiences on offer. From early morning T’ai Chi to late night parties, Shanghai shows off an infectious energy under the watchful eye of the unique Pudong skyline.
Any Chinese calendar is cluttered with a swarm of events. Here are three of the most popular to get you started…
Chinese New Year; January/February: China’s most celebrated annual event is marked for several weeks in the build up to the official date (it is different each year; dated according to the lunar calendar). Feasting is one of the main activities.
Dragon Boat Festival; May/June: A national holiday across the whole of China, the festival is celebrated with parties and races of elaborate boats across rivers and lakes.
Mid-Autumn Festival; September/October: This annual celebration is all about family. Wherever in the world Chinese people live, the tradition is to return home for a huge family dinner. If you’re visiting China at the time, you can still take part by lighting lanterns and eating traditional mooncakes.