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Best Cities to Visit in China in Summers

Bushra Jawaid
Bushra Jawaid Nov 07 5 min read
Best Cities to Visit in China in Summers

Summer is the best time to visit China. Almost all of China is accessible for travel, so be it trekking in the mountains, or relaxing walk on the beach at sunset - you can do it all!

Here are some of the best cities to visit in China in summers:

1. Tibet

Tibet is nicknamed as the “Roof of the World” for its towering peaks. It is located on the northern side of the Himalayas. With crystal clear lakes, snow-capped peaks and clear blue skies, the plateau offers a breathtaking view in summers which attracts many tourists.

The best time to visit Tibet is during summers, which lasts from May to August. The higher oxygen content, moister climate and more greenery during this time will make your trip easier and more comfortable.

2. Sanya

Sanya is a city with two different sides. Being a coastal city, its climate is strongly influenced by the maritime climate. It has a tropical Marine Monsoon climate, with temperatures ranging between 21-30 degrees throughout the year. 

The Ends of the Earth and Yazhou Ancient City offer a perfect opportunity to learn more about the city’s rich history and colorful culture. On the other hand, the beach is the ideal location for a long-term family vacation. The city is located in Hainan, which is nicknamed as China’s Hawaii.

3. Guilin

Located in Southern China, Guilin is famous for its dramatic landscape that mainly comprises of limestone karst hills. The city offers an all-in-one package for a lovely summer holiday. The wide variety of exciting caving and water activities that the city has to offer compensates for the city’s hot and humid climate during summers. 

The main attraction of the city is the Li River, which brings out its best with ample rainfall during summers. Make sure that you do not miss this one on your trip!

4. Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie is a mountainous city with scenic views - located in the northwestern Hunan Province of China. The Wulingyuan Scenic Resort of this region, which includes the Suoxi Scenic Area, the famous and Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve offers the perfect getaway from the hot summers and the outside world.

The city has mild and humid summers, with the highest temperature being 28 degrees. Located thousands of miles above the ground in a secluded space, the city is like a heaven for nature lovers.

5. Yangtze River

The Yangtze River is one of the most important parts of ancient Chinese history. With a magnificent landscape and three grand canyons surrounding it, it has also secured a place in the top ten scenic spots of China.

Highlights of this area include the White Emperor City, Fengdu Ghost City and many others that reflect the river’s true beauty, which is famous all over the world. What’s unique about it is that the Yangtze River three gorges is the only grand canyon in the world where one can take a boat ride, so make sure you do not miss it!

6. Guizhou

Guizhou is the first city that should come to your mind when someone talks about a cool and relaxing summer... With an amazing landscape - that mostly comprises of mountains and waterfalls - the city offers you the ideal chance to relax and enjoy nature to its fullest. 

But that’s not it; there are many traditional minority festivals that take place in this region, including the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, Fishing Festival, Flower Mountain Festival, and New Rice Festival, so make sure you visit all the surrounding villages for a wonderful experience.

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