China

China

This huge country in East Asia is steeped in history and culture, magnificent natural landscapes, and modern energetic cities. China is bursting with attractions including the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of heaven.

Get fantastic China holiday packages with Qatar Airways Holidays and explore its natural wonders like Jiuzhaigou or the magnificent Mount Emei, or head to the lively cities of Shanghai, Beijing, or Hong Kong, and discover the modern way of life in this diverse and ever-changing country.

China Destinations

China Holiday Packages

You’ll be spoilt for choice with a China travel package with Qatar Airways Holidays, and you can take your pick from city breaks in Shanghai, shopping trips in Hong Kong, and winter sports adventures to Alshan Ski Resort.

Taste the flavours of traditional and modern dishes with a China culinary package in Beijing, or head to the lush paddy fields and learn about the production of local rice. Pick your favourite activities, attractions and restaurants from the long list of China tour packages with Qatar Airways Holidays, and embark on a cultural journey through this magnificent county, with its mix of futuristic cities and ancient architecture.

Good to know

Time Zone

GMT+8 hours

Dialing Code

+86

Languages

Chinese

Currency

Renminbi

Electricity

220V 50Hz

When to visit

Generally, the best times to visit China are spring and autumn, when most of the popular places have their most tourism-friendly weather. Summer is good too, if the heat doesn't bother you too much, and is the best season for visiting remote western China — Tibet, Xinjiang, Shangri-La.

China Experiences

  • China’s history dates back thousands of years and you’re reminded of its past through its natural landscapes, ancient cities and old hilltop villages. Constantly under development, China also boasts bustling, modern cities with skyscrapers and unique architecture. Its capital Beijing is home to the majestic Forbidden City complex with palaces and temples, and Tiananmen Square pedestrian plaza. You can delve into the country’s rich past at the National Museum of China, or walk around the old Houhai and Qianmnen Hutong alleyways that lead to ancient buildings from the Yuan dynasty.
  • Shanghai is a city that blends eastern and western cultures, and ancient and modern architecture. Tall skyscrapers tower over ancient buildings and you can learn about the city’s heritage with a trip to Shanghai Museum or a guided tour to the People’s Square. Visit the city’s 400-year-old Zhujiajiao Water Town, a village that spans the Cao Gang River, or stroll along the modern, waterfront district of Bund. Go island-hopping in Hong Kong and visit the country parks, beaches, and Victoria Peak, or shop in Harbour City or IFC Mall.
  • China’s natural wonders range from vast lake like Lugu Lake to majestic peaks such as Mount Sanqin, and there are plenty of national parks to enjoy breathtaking scenery including Zhangjiajie with its sandstone peaks, emerald forests, winding valleys, and cascading waterfalls.
  • Go snowboarding at the Yabuli Ski Resort, or hike to the Everest Base Camp, sand-surf down the magnificent dunes at Gansu, or go kayaking and windsurfing in the coastal town of Sai Kung in Hong Kong.