How to Plan a Week in China
How exciting to be going to China for a week. The first thing to do is to sit down and plan. The plan should contain things you want to do, places you want to visit and things that you might need to bring with you. Now, what everyone tends to forget is that you will need to plan how to leave your place (house or flat) to make sure it is secure when your departure date is here. A new trend is to delete emails you receive during holidays with a reply message saying you will be away but will return on a particular date. This is so that you won’t have millions of emails in your inbox when you return.
Tips on Planning a Trip
Here are a few things to consider for your plan to travel in the Orient:
- Find out what the weather will be like so that you know how to pack and what clothes to bring on your trip.
- Find or purchase an electronic translator to bring with you in case you need to translate or look for a word to communicate.
- Research places to visit and things to do that you might be interested in
- Contact a China travel specialist to assist you in planning.
I particularly like the idea of having a China travel specialist to contact as I might have some idea of what I would like to see but the specialist would be able to gear the activities and destinations to my liking and expectations. I would also love to take a tour so I will check out how to plan my tour online.
What to do
This is where a travel guide would come in handy. There are many things to do when you travel in the Orient. Doing a little research helps. There are a variety of travel options when you visit China: high speed bullet trains, overnight trains, river cruises, and local flights within the country. There are many options when setting up an itinerary, so it might be a good idea to find out about the guided tours that are on offer online. You will find there are tours that are self-guided, custom tailor-made and also private tours.
Trip for a Week
If I were to book a trip for a week in China I would try to get the most out of the trip.
Here are a few destinations that I came up with that I would include in my travel itinerary:
- l Mount Wuyi: to go rafting and backpacking
- Hongcun Ancient Village: beautiful views, walks, backpacking and encounters with the local farmers.
- Echoing Sand Mountain in the Gobi Desert
- Bamboo boat cruise in Yangshuo.
- Water Sports in Yalong Bay: great place to visit to relax by the beach and get involved in water sports.
- Sand pillars of Wulingyuan. The pillars are said to have been the inspiration for the Avatar movie director for the pillars on the planet Pandora. One of the pillars has been renamed as Mount Hallelujah, after the name of the pillar in the movie.
- Jilin, Heaven Lake: This lake is considered the Loch Ness of China. Visitors have reportedly seen a monster in the lake of up to 20m long. Beautiful views but can be cold.
There is so much more to see but I will leave that up to you to share. The list above are interesting places that maybe you and I can identify with travelling to China from Europe. It is best to try to get a guided tour at some places but then allow yourself to explore the wonderful treasures that can be found when you travel to the Orient. Good planning will pay off so set up a tick list and go through the different things you need to think about to make your trip the best experience. Plan your China tour at http://thechinatravelcompany.com/
Author Bio – Johanna Zhen travels the Orient in search of beautiful places and wonderful experiences. She lives in Europe as a travel journalist. Born in France and living in the UK. Her father is Chinese and her mother is French. She is one of 4 sisters and 3 brothers. Conversations around the dinner table are always colourful as they discuss their lives, professions and opinions on the world. Johanna doesn’t like losing an argument and is very good at debating. She has a first in public speaking and loves to read Oriental History. She writes her travel adventures for http://thechinatravelcompany.com/.