Destination Information for China
China has some larger than life cities to explore. Whether you stay for a week or stay for 3 months, you can enjoy every minute of every day visiting some of the countries exquisite attractions. The different regions of China vary in temperature and climate - the north of the country is the temperate area, south is subtropical, and the central area has a warm temperature. The thermometer can reach highs of 35°C degrees in certain parts of the country.
Tourists visiting China usually head to Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai and Xian, but independent of any region you wish to explore, it’s a must to take a tour of one of the most iconic sights in the country - the Great Wall of China in Beijing; you can even stand atop the wall and admire the views.
Simatai is one of the most beautiful points at the wall, and there are usually fewer tourists there. However, the closest point to the city is the Juyongguan section of the wall - a great part of the wall to visit on a day trip. Apart from the Great Wall, make sure you stop by to see the Pandas, enjoy a ‘Three Gorges’ cruise or hire a bike and cycle through the rice fields. Shanghai also has a stunning harbour where you can enjoy a meal and an evening tour.
If you’re wondering ‘do you need travel vaccinations to go to China?’, the answer in most cases is yes. A visit to the London Travel Clinic to see the specialist travel nurses will help to make sure you have the right China Travel Vaccinations for the area you’re visiting and length of time you are travelling. Our team will also be able to provide you with the necessary travel information for China to ensure you keep safe and healthy during your visit.
British Embassy Beijing
11 Guang Hua Lu
Jian Guo Men Wai
Telephone (General enquiries only): +86 0(10) 5192 4000
Telephone (Consular assistance for British nationals): +86 0(10) 8529 6600
British Consulate-General Guangzhou
2nd Floor Guangdong International Building
339 Huanshi Dong Lu
Telephone (General Enquiries only): +86 (0)20 8314 3000
British Consulate-General Chongqing
68 Zourong Road
Yu Zhong District
Telephone (General enquiries only): +86 (0)23 6369 1400/6369 1500
British Consulate-General Shanghai
1376 Nanjing Xi Lu
Telephone (General enquiries only): +86 (0)21 3279 2000