A few years ago, a holiday in China would have been unthinkable or only for the brave or foolhardy. Nowadays China has opened its doors to welcome tourists from all over the world to view fascinating temples, the formidable terracotta army, and stay in the many hotels China has.
It really is a country on the up from a booming economy to picturesque cliff-top villages, and a culture to capture the heart. The many hotels in China offer a welcome respite to the hubbub of the cities, or the hotels China offers in less urban areas give a glimpse of rural life.
Being so vast and so diverse means in China you can be smiling at the Laughing Buddha in Hangzhou one day, taking a sunset stroll along the Great Wall on another, and then hitching a ride on a camel through the Taklamakan Desert the next.
Beijing is bursting with temples, Shanghai shimmers with neon lights, and Hong Kong’s highlights include some of the most luxurious hotels in China, romantic views across Victoria Harbour, and some of the best nightlife in Asia.
The Three Gorges along the Yangzi River are the most incredible geological structure, consisting of huge rocks sculptured over millennia by the flowing waters. Taking a boat trip down this part of China is as breathtaking as it is relaxing.
If you want to know what you are getting for your money with regards to the hotels in China, it is best to choose a well known chain hotel, a name you recognise. If you are a bit more adventurous, opt for the hotels in China that are at the lower end of the price scale but make sure you check the room first before paying for it.
Many of the hotels China has are cheaper during off season. The busiest times are the first week in May and October, and during Chinese New Year. Your best bet for getting accommodation at one of the hotels in China is to use Vayama.ie to book for you. Then you can be assured of great service and peace of mind.
China is a land full of mysteries, dynasties and a chequered past that includes communism, all- powerful emperors and great poverty. There was a time not so long ago when no Western tourist would or indeed could visit China. Now China is realising it can be part of the rest of the world and is embracing commercialism and tourism.