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  • The Jade Belt Bridge in Beijing
  • Landscape with sunset
  • Beautiful Sky
  • Beijing's Imperial Palace
  • Ancient Pavilion on the West Lake
  • Golden and Silver Towers

Due to the size of China, the climate varies greatly depending on location, therefore, weather can be divided into the following climatic regions: north and northeast, northwest, central, south and Tibet.

To the north and northeastern parts of the country, winter can be very cold with areas north of the Great Wall experiencing -40˚C, while the summer months can be hot and dry.

The northwestern part of China experiences extreme winters with cold temperatures and snow. The summer months see very little rainfall and are hot and dry. However, during the spring and autumn, when the sun goes down, temperatures can drop drastically making evenings cool.

The central regions of China enjoy long, hot and humid summers while winters are relatively short, but are known for being wet and cold. Spring is quite mild despite being wet and autumn is deemed the best time to visit central China.

The south of China is hot and humid from April to September with temperatures reaching 38˚C (100.4˚F). Typhoons hit the southwestern coast during the rainy season (July to September). Winters are short in this region, usually, from January to March and while not as cold as the north, warm clothes are still required.

It has been said that one can experience all four seasons in one day in Tibet. Temperatures can reach below 0˚C (32˚F) in the early morning and in the evenings but can get to 38˚C (100.4˚F) by midday. Winter is very cold and the wind in Tibet is extreme. July and August are considered the best times to visit Tibet as they offer warmer temperatures, a great deal of sunshine and many festivals.



China and Tibet Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to China.

Learn about the history and culture of China, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about China's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering China for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our China tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your China tour considers taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.



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ASIA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing China tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, see the country highlights on one of our classic itineraries, enjoy a small group tour, a holiday of a lifetime, a stay of distinction and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to China.

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