Cheap flights to China

Cheap Flights to China

A nation with over 5,000 years of history, China has some of the most incredible natural scenery in the world as well as one of the most ancient and influential cultures. In addition to its delicious traditional cuisine and beautiful tourist destinations, China is also one of the most affordable countries to visit. If you are looking to try some authentic Peking duck and wondering how to get to China on a budget, be sure to use Skyscanner to find the cheapest time to fly. 

What to Do in China

China is a treasure trove of cultural and natural attractions. One of the most popular destinations in the world, Beijing's Forbidden City is home to over 980 traditional buildings that were once used by emperors and their officials. Before entering the ancient and magnificent palace, pick up some traditional "Old Peking" yogurt to fully immerse yourself in the experience. End the day of cultural immersion feasting on a meal of traditional Peking roast duck and savour the melt-in-your-mouth crispiness of the duck skin! While you're in Beijing, be sure you visit the Great Wall, one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World. Walking along the Wall is an almost ethereal experience and is a great change of pace from the hustle and bustle of Beijing. 

Suzhou, only a quick ride from Shanghai by high-speed train, is another fascinating city that has both preserved its beautiful culture as well as developed into one of the most modernized cities in China. The sightseeing in Suzhou is also unbeatable, from the iconic Tiger Hill to its famous classical gardens that bring visitors back to the age of dynasties. Don't forget to indulge in some of Suzhou's traditional cuisines - including its rice cakes and delectable noodles. Suzhou is also home to some of the most stunning hotels - check them out by using Skyscanner's search tool. 

When to Go to China

Depending on your preferences, there are many options to consider when deciding when to travel to China. The busiest travel time is during the summer, as this is when students are often on vacation. Keep in mind that although you will be able to enjoy the sunlight, tourist destinations will often be very crowded, and temperatures can reach over 35 degrees Celsius. If you're on a budget and hoping to avoid crowds, the off-season (between November and March) may be the way to go. Although the winter months can be cold depending on where you are in China, autumn is quite beautiful and less dry than the spring. 

Getting to China

There are major airports in every metropolitan city, and many of the larger cities are served by international airports. The largest and most popular airports are Beijing Capital International Airport (BJS) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) which are serviced by most major airlines, including Air Canada, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. Compare flights to China on Skyscanner to find the deal most suitable to your needs. Canadians need a visa in order to visit China, and note that your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your departure. 

Travel Advisories for Canadians

Although China is generally a modern country with good security, and despite the fact that the Government of Canada has not issued a nationwide advisory against visit to China, you should still exercise caution when traveling to the country. For the most part, stay in industrialized, populous cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong, and steer clear of primarily rural cities with sparse populations and little security.

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