China's best time to visit

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Feb 5th, 2006, 10:08 AM
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China's best time to visit

Hi there,
I would like to know please which are the best months to travel south and west of china ? I intend to spend there half a year
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Feb 5th, 2006, 10:46 AM
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I guess nobody answered you the first time.

Anyways, for southern China, better go in the fall and return in spring. Summer will be hot hot hot.

Parts of the SW is really nice, and you can go anytime. In fact, Kunming in Yunnan Province is known to have "Spring weather in all 4 seasons".
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Feb 7th, 2006, 04:44 PM
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south in spring and fall west in summer

is that what you meant rkkwan?

if so then my only contribution is....


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Feb 7th, 2006, 04:57 PM
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Actually, I am not sure what the OP's asking. If he/she means when to pick the half-year stay, with the intention of traveling mostly to the W and S, then I say go between fall and spring.

But if the question is simply when to visit the S and W; then I say go visit the S in the winter; to the W, it depends on where exactly - as I said, the SW (Yunnan, etc) can be visit anytime; but if it's the higher elevations of Sichuan or even Tibet/Qinghai, then those need to be visited in summer time.
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Feb 9th, 2006, 10:30 AM
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Thank you guys but can you be more specific.I want to know which MONTHS are the best to travel ?
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Feb 9th, 2006, 10:38 AM
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To where? "South and west of China" covers a lot of grounds. I've already said it, to the very south (i.e. Guangdong, Fujian, Guangxi, Hainan, etc) go in the winter time.

"West" means where? Just the province of Sichuan alone has attractions that are closed during all the winter months due to snow; while other parts can be very hot during summer months.
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Feb 10th, 2006, 06:35 AM
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well,rkkwan
I want to travel China for six successive months.My itinerary roughly speaking is landing at Hong Kong then going to Guanxi ,Guizhou,Yunnan,Sichuan,Chinghaiand then Turpan ,Kashagar and if enough time Xian,Datong and Beijin.As I said my starting point is at Hong Kong doing the 'C' route as described.I believe I will fly on May or June for following six months.I would like to know please if it is a suitable time to visit these places? I don't want to meet unbearable weather conditions like extreme cold or heavy snow inducing me to stay indoors!
Let me ask it in a different way ,if YOU rkkwan are going to visit China and choose my itinerary,when will you fly taking into account the best choice concerning the weather ?
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Feb 10th, 2006, 09:31 AM
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eli22 -

I see. You'll be in China from May/June till Nov/Dec.

Now, the places with real time limitation is the NW - Qinghai, Kashgar, etc... You cannot go too late. That you need to plan ahead and find time in early fall - October will be perfect.

Beijing & Datong also not too late. Go before late November.

It's going to be hot everywhere in the summer. But Guizhou and Yunnan, with their slightly higher elevation, may be more acceptable than other areas.

But if you're limited to a set route over a particular time, then I don't see you have much choice. You can go anywhere in the summer, it's just going to be hot, that's all.
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Feb 10th, 2006, 10:49 AM
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October is known in China as "the golden time" -- weather is at its best.
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Feb 11th, 2006, 01:42 AM
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