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Some of the world’s most well-travelled cities are in China. The most popular city to travel to in China is Shanghai, which momondo users choose as their landing destination 896% more often than other cities. The next most popular cities in China are Beijing and Guangzhou.
China International Exhibition Center is the most popular place of interest in China. Many travellers make it a point to stop there while travelling to China. Other popular landmarks and places of interest in China would be Dadongdai Beach, Tiananmen, or Shanghai Disneyland.
The cheapest flights to China recently found by momondo users are £59 with Cebu Pacific, £74 with Cathay Dragon, and £79 with Singapore Airlines.
Flight times from United Kingdom to China vary, but if you’re flying out of London Heathrow and flying into Shanghai Hongqiao Intl (one of the most popular routes), then the duration is 11h 35m on average. Another popular route from United Kingdom to China is flying from Manchester to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl, which will take roughly 26h 40m. Keep in mind that layovers or delays could extend your travel time.
According to our data, 33% of momondo users who travelled to China in the last year flew into Shanghai Hongqiao Intl (located in Shanghai), making it the most popular airport to fly to. There may be other airports in China, but the majority of our users take flights to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl in order to visit Shanghai and it’s surrounding areas.
Flights to China have been found on momondo for as low as £40 per ticket recently. However, the average price tends to be £2,233 and anything for £2,087 or less is a good deal. £26,871 is the most expensive flight we’ve seen in the past week, though you may be able to avoid this price depending on what airport you fly from, what airline you choose, and how far in advance you book your flights.
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Each year, China has vast numbers of traditional festivals and fascinating events that tourists can be a part of. If you book flights to China during February, you can enjoy the spectacular Chinese Lantern Festival. Taking place at the end of February, the festival is celebrated across the whole country. It also attracts many tourists to major cities like Beijing and Shanghai, and it is a good idea to book China flight deals early if you want to attend. During the festival, thousands of beautifully decorated lanterns are released into the night sky to symbolise the change of the seasons from winter to spring. The lanterns also symbolise letting go of the past and moving into a new stage of life. China also celebrates the change back from summer to autumn with the annual Mid-Autumn Festival in September. It also draws large crowds in Beijing, where amazing lights and decorations illuminate the streets for the event. Visitors attending this festival can enjoy street celebrations and try the delicious moon cakes traditionally eaten as part of the event.
China is a vast country, and its rich and varied food culture reflects this. You will find large differences in the types of fare available, depending on whether you travel to the country’s north, south, east, or west. However, some staple foods, like rice and noodles, are common throughout China and make up the base for most dishes. If you buy China flight deals to visit northern China, you will likely come across stewed meat dishes like Dezhou Chicken, braised intestines, or braised beef stew. Meanwhile, when you visit the south, you will find examples of Cantonese and Fujian style cooking, such as sweet and sour pork, poached lobster soup, Fuzhou fish balls, oyster omelette, and roasted goose. Chinese cooking is also well known for its delicious light bites like spring rolls and vermicelli rolls stuffed with meat or fresh, crispy vegetables. Meanwhile, tofu is a popular vegetarian option in China, although most dishes are cooked with meat stock or with fish sauce added. During your stay in the country, you may be interested in visiting some well-known Chinese restaurants, such as the Peking Duck in Beijing or the South Beauty, which specialises in Sichuan cuisine.
China’s diverse history means there are plenty of incredible attractions to explore. When you book flights to China, you can take in world-famous sites like the Great Wall of China or the Museum of Qin Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses in Xi’an. At the Tian Tan Big Buddha Statue in Hong Kong, check out the amazing views from the statue’s base. If you are interested in Chinese history, a trip to the Bund is a must. The Bund is the historical centre of Shanghai with numerous well-preserved neoclassical buildings on the banks of the Huang Pu River. History lovers would enjoy the Historic Centre of Macau and the China Folk Cultural Village, which has information and exhibits about the country’s many different cultures. China is also home to the giant panda bear. When you book China flight deals, you can observe these amazing creatures at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Sichuan or the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou. The latter also has a range of other exotic animals and makes for a perfect family day out.
You must have both a valid UK passport and the correct visa when you travel to China. To apply for your visa, you will need to attend a Visa Application Centre in person, as your fingerprints will be taken as part of the application process.
To find the flight that best suits your needs, momondo gathers a range of flights from a large pool of different airlines and agents; you can then use our insights and filters to find and book the right flight to China.
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