Pearl River Delta Travel Guide

When to Go

The best time to go is spring and autumn, when temperatures and humidity are much lower than in the summer, but this is complicated by a few factors. Unless you have friends in the hotel industry, don't even think about visiting Guangzhou during the annual China Import and Export Fair typically held in April and May, when hotel prices double or triple. Don't travel anywhere in China during the Golden Week holiday, which takes place annually from October 1 through 7. And avoid China during Lunar New Year, generally in February, as the trains and buses and packed with workers headed home for the holidays. In addition, many businesses are closed. So what do we recommend? September, October (excluding Golden Week), and early to mid-November.

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