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China is known for many things; dragons, fireworks, food and, of course, The Great Wall. But beyond these iconic images lies a land steeped in deep cultural ties and incredible technological advances. A visit to China is one that stays with visitors for a lifetime, and when this visit is coupled with the unforgettable views of the Autumnal landscape, the experience becomes that much more special.
US citizens should obtain their China e-visas ahead of time through APVI.com. Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond your intended visit and should have two blank pages per stamp available. APVI offers a multi-entry visa valid for up to 10 years.
China is ranked as a Travel Advisory Level 2 destination due to an occasional tendency of Chinese officials to arbitrarily enforce an exit ban on US citizens. Exit bans can occur when a citizen attempts to leave China with little to no prior warning or information regarding when the ban will be lifted. As a result, citizens have been known to be the victims of threats and harassment, with US citizens at times being unable to leave China for several years. Such bans have occurred as an attempt by officials to coerce US citizens to participate in government investigations, lure visitors back to China, and/or resolve civil disputes in favor of Chinese interests.
Visiting China in the Fall
The Autumn season is a fantastic time to visit China due to its ideal weather and beautiful scenery. The weather remains warm while not being overbearing, and rainstorms are at a minimum. Furthermore, there are usually less tourists throughout the country than in summer, making it easier to get around and see the sights while spending less than the premium prices often found during summer months.
Like many areas in the Northern Hemisphere, October and November are known for their beautiful Fall colors. China is one place in particular where nature enthusiasts should visit to see the changing of the leaves. A few key areas include:
The Great Wall
Most of the 4,000-mile wall will allow fantastic foliage views, with Badaling and Fragrant Hills Park among the most popular. For less crowded areas, consider Mutianyu and Jinshanling.
The lack of government oversight on local farmers allows such workers to plant and harvest whatever crops they’d like. This means that the landscape contains gorgeously mismatched colors that have to be seen in person before you can truly accept that pictures have not been photoshopped.
The Yellow Mountains
The Yellow Mountains are known as the most beautiful range in China and for good reason. In addition to beautiful rocks, waterfalls, and cloud coverage, nearby valleys and villages, such as Tachuan, boast incredible foliage colors.
Planning a trip to China, especially during the Fall, is a decision that will make the trip a truly memorable one. Ensure your travel visas are squared away by visiting APVI.com today!