Winter in China is officially from December to February of the next year, and it may be longer in northeast of China while shorter in the south parts. Though the weather is not perfect for travel in wintertime, but it is absolutely the best time to experience Chinese New Year, as well as the famous Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin. For you, who plan to visit China in winter and looking for something special, here are some of the top winter destinations to choose.
Harbin – the Wonder Land of Ice & Snow
Known as the Ice City, Harbin is absolutely the best place to see the beauty of ice and snow. The annual International Ice and Snow Festival attracts millions of travelers both home and abroad to Harbin to appreciate the charming snow sculptures and various kinds of winter activities you can only experience in the cold northeast China. From December to February of the next year, many of activities of Ice & Snow Festival are held in several parks, like Zhaolin Park, the Sun Island and Ice and Snow Amusement World. You will appreciate kinds of amazing snow sculptures and colorful ice lanterns of animals, buildings, castles, etc.
Hainan Island – Seaside Winter Escape
Hainan Island, located in the south ledge of China, is one of the popular winter destinatins in China, for its golden beaches and warm sunshine. Sanya city, on the southern coast, is the main tourist city in Hainan, where travelers can enjoy swimming and water activities.
Beijing – Center of Chinese culture
Beijing, the capital of China, is always the top destination for visitor to come around a year. While visiting Beijing in winter, you can specially experience the authentic folk custom of how Chinese people celebrate Spring Festival, the biggest even that occurs during the winter. Visiting a local Hotong family and learning to make dumplings, the traditional Chinese food, joining in the Temple Fairs (in Chinese called Miao Hui)…you will see Beijing in a different way.