China is a must visit for every globetrotter as it has a lot to offer. It might now be on the list of most people that explore Asia, but you should add it to your personal travel list. After all it is an incredible and large country with a rich history and natural beauty.
Bustling cities like Shanghai and Beijing stand in contrast with the astonishing landscape of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. And fundamental monuments like the Great Wall tell the stories of China’s ancient history.
Things to Know ahead of your Trip
Visa Requirements for China
Except for citizens of 18 countries, everyone requires a visa to enter the country. There are many different visas for China, so I recommend looking up which visa you need on the official website. The price and length of these visas varies vastly between countries, so it is best to consult the website of your closest Chinese embassy.
If you are unsure if you will like the country and do not want to pay for a visa, you might be able to explore it on a transit visa. By now they are available for many Chinese cities and are valid for up to 72 hours. In fifteen cities, including Shanghai and Beijing, you can even get a 144 hours transit visa.
Just ensure that China is merely a stopover from one country to another.