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Of course, with China being such a vast country, the weather does vary greatly and one can think of China as a country split into 5 different regions of temperature.
The first region would be the Cold Region covering the very north of the country. The city most likely visited by people on their tour that is in this region would be Harbin. Not surprisingly Harbin is famous for it's snow and ice festival that runs through January and February.
The second region would be the Mid-Temperature region that includes China's number one destination and capital city of Beijing. Best time to visit places in this region are April and May or September and October.
Xian home of the Terra Cotta Warriors is best visited in Autumn
The Sub-Tropical Region is next which includes many of the tourist favourites and greatest countryside China has to offer. Big cities such as Shanghai, Hong Kong and Chengdu fit into this region as well as the epic countryside of Lijiang, Dali, Guilin and Yangshuo. Late March to May and October through November are the peak times to enjoy the ideal weather.
Hainan Island in China's tropical south
All in all you can see the diversity of weather across this vast country, so what is my answer to the question at the beginning? Well the answer I always give when someone asks me is Autumn, the weather is good nearly everywhere in China at that time but don't forget to miss the October holiday and the domestic crowds it brings.
Article posted by Phil Stanley: 27th June 2013
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