Cheap flight tickets to China

Flights to China

Cheap flights to China

The People's Republic of China, more commonly known as China, is a giant not just in terms of land area and population but also in economy, industry and tourism. This East Asian country attractions millions of visitors arriving annually to over 200 airports. Three of the largest and busiest are Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. With the tourism demand and availability of airlines and airports, finding cheap flights to China will not be difficult.

The gateway to your China trip is none other than Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), the busiest airport in Asia and one of the largest in the world. What can you expect from China’s main international airport? One-of-a-kind architecture with three humongous terminals operating more than 200 flight routes. The airport’s Terminal 3 (T3) has an area called “global kitchen” where you can find a wide selection of food from fine dining to fast food and pastries.

Why plan a trip to China

There are endless reasons to convince you to plan your China trip. The capital city of Beijing alone is bursting with so much culture and natural beauty. The city embodies the perfect blend of tradition and modernity where ancient structures meet ultra-modern skyscrapers and luxury malls. For a dose of Chinese history, stroll around Tiananmen Square, and visit the Forbidden City, the world’s largest palace complex located right in the heart of the city. Add seeing the ginormous Beijing Olympic Stadium in your itinerary too. And of course, who could ever pass up the chance to conquer The Great Wall of China? Public transport and private tours are available from Beijing.

Book cheap flights to Shanghai to explore another bustling city in China. Your adventure starts as soon as you step out of the airport to ride the Shanghai Maglev Train, the world’s fastest commercial train at 431 kph. Top attractions you can’t miss in Shanghai are The Bund, Shanghai Tower, World Financial Center, Nanjing Street, Yuyuan Garden, and Shanghai Disneyland Park. And, don’t leave Shanghai or any city in China without indulging in authentic Chinese cuisine from dumplings and wontons to roasted Peking duck.

On your next trip, book China flights to other vibrant cities such as Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Kunming and Xiamen. These cities have an exciting array of attractions and activities that will give you a truly Chinese experience.

Best time to visit China

Spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) are considered the best times to visit China. During these periods, the air is cool with low chances of weather disturbances. Summer (June to August) is also great but expect the crowds and be ready to endure the heat as well. If you want to participate in the local festivities, visit between January and February, during the Chinese New Year. As it is a peak period, it might be a little difficult to book cheap flights to China. Expect higher prices of China flights and hotels during this time.

China travel budget

Chinese Yuan or Yuan Renminbi (CNY) is the currency of China. CNY1 equals RM0.61 (as of 31 May 2019). On average, the cost of travel in China per day is CNY465 (RM282). Hotels in China could range from CNY210 (RM127) for a cheap hotel or hostel to CNY420 (RM254) for double-occupancy rooms. For meals, you can already survive with CNY130 (RM79) good for one day.

China visa information for Malaysians

Except for Hong Kong and Macau, Malaysians need a Tourist Visa to enter Mainland China. To apply for a visa, you must complete an Online Visa Application Form. Then go to the nearest Chinese embassy with the documents such as original passport and photocopy of the information page, two (2) China visa passport photos, return air tickets to China, and hotel reservation. The embassy will verify your documents and give you a pick-up form.

Processing time could take four to seven days, and payment is done when you get your passport. A Single Entry visa costs RM30 while a 12-month or 24-month Multiple Entry costs RM120. It is best to check the nearest Chinese embassy for further queries or concerns.

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Information is accurate as of 31 May 2019.

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