Honeymoon in China

Endlessly fascinating and complicated, a honeymoon in China is a dream for intrepid adventure and culture lovers…

Honeymoon in China | The Honeymoon Guide
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A honeymoon in China is perfect for couples looking for something unique! Start in Beijing. This metropolis is one of the most absorbing cities on the planet where the ancient red buildings of the Forbidden City sit amongst the grey skyscrapers of the communist era. Take a bike tour around the narrow alleyways of the Hutong, and learn arts and crafts from the locals. Take a stroll through the Summer Palace. See Tiananmen Square. Eat Peking duck.

One of the planet’s most iconic landmarks. The Great Wall of China is usually at the top of any honeymoon in China bucket list. The wall is actually made up of several parts that were built over time. Whether you want to just see it or want to hike it, it’s an experience you won’t want to miss. It’s worth waking up early to visit the further parts of the wall or get there before the crowds. Simatai and Mutianyu are two of our favourites.

The adventure really begins outside of the capital city. Take an overnight train to Xi’an and discover one of China’s greatest archaeological treasures, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Terracotta Warriors. Go on a foodie tour of the Muslim Quarter.

Experience the future in Shanghai, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in China and a must add-on to your honeymoon in China. Stroll along The Bund. The promenade, lined with colonial-era buildings against the contrast of the impressive skyscrapers, is one of the best architectural treasures on earth. Take a ride on the world’s fastest train, the famous Maglev train. Shop til you drop on Nanjinglu Street.

Visit the small town of Yangshuo in China’s Guangxi province. This is one of our favourite areas for a honeymoon in China. Limestone karsts surround this picturesque area on the Li River. Take a bike ride through rice paddy fields and do a cooking class. It’s the perfect antidote to China’s bustling cities. We love Lijiang in Yunnan province. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Town of Lijiang is one of the best examples of traditional Chinese architecture. Explore the narrow streets and canals and take a cable car up to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain for stunning views of the area. We highly recommend adding this area to your honeymoon in China. Visit endangered panda bears in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province in southwestern China. Although there is more to Chengdu than just these cuddly creatures. Marvel at ancient temples, stroll through lush gardens and try a traditional Sichuan hot pot dinner.

Learn about Kung Fu at Shaolin Monastery. Take a boat trip on the Yangtze River. Visit Rongbuk, the highest monastery in the world. The views of Mount Everest in Tibet are captivating. If the Trans-Mongolian railway or Silk Road is on your bucket list, you’ll experience travel’s most epic adventure. Top it all off with a visit to Hong Kong. Marvel at the iconic neon skyline across Victoria Harbour and from Victoria Peak. Take a street food tour, eat all the dim sum and explore the bars of Lan Kwai Fong. You can even visit Hong Kong’s Disneyland.

China has connecting flights from major cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong to all over Asia so can add on Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia or The Philippines for a stunning island hopping honeymoon.

China is one of our favourite destinations for an adventure honeymoon.

The best time to visit China

Due to the varying climates across the country, China can be visited throughout most of the year although from November to February the winter in the north is cold. The best time to visit China for honeymoon is Spring and Autumn when the weather is dry. During the summer it can be hot (and sometimes rainy) although this is a great time to visit Tibet.

Honeymoon in China | The Honeymoon Guide. Shangai skyline at night
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Is China good for a honeymoon? Yes, a honeymoon in China is perfect for adventure, history, culture and food lovers.

How long do you need for a honeymoon in China? We recommend at least 14 nights for a honeymoon in China.

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