Places You Should Avoid When Planning a China Tour During National Holiday

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In 2017, China Notional Holiday starts from October 1 to October 8. During the 8-day holiday, most of Chinese plan either short or long distance travel. Overcrowding is particularly likely to spoil your experience at the places below.

  • The Forbidden City, BeijingPlaces You Should Avoid When Planning a China Tour During National Holiday
  • The Great Wall at Badaling, Beijing

Places You Should Avoid When Planning a China Tour During National Holiday

  • Hangzhou — Crowing is mostly around the West Lake area’s key attractions.

Places You Should Avoid When Planning a China Tour During National Holiday

  • The Yellow Mountains, Huangshan — Crowding can clog the main mountain paths.

Places You Should Avoid When Planning a China Tour During National Holiday

  • Zhangjiajie National Forest Park — like Huangshan above; entry lines can be very long

Places You Should Avoid When Planning a China Tour During National Holiday

  • Xiamen — Gulangyu and popular Hakka building areas are particularly crowded.

Places You Should Avoid When Planning a China Tour During National Holiday

  • Lijiang — Crowding is mostly around the ancient city area.

Places You Should Avoid When Planning a China Tour During National Holiday

  • Guilin — Crowding is mostly in the city center and around West Street, Yangshuo.

Places You Should Avoid When Planning a China Tour During National Holiday

Besides National Holiday, here below are other days that you’d better avoid when you plan to travel in China.

Holiday Dates in 2017 Attractions Transportation Travel Price
National Day Holiday October 1–7 Very crowded Very crowded Very high
New Year January 1–3 Crowded Crowded normal price
Tomb-Sweeping Day April 2–4, 2017 Crowded Crowded normal price
Labor Day May 1 Crowded Crowded High
The Dragon Boat Festival May 28–May 30, 2017 Crowded Crowded normal price
The Mid-Autumn Festival October 4, 2017 Crowded Crowded normal price
Chinese New Year January 27–February 2, 2017
February 15–21, 2018
Quiet Over capacity Low
Tibet closure to foreign travelers February to March Closed

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