How to Travel to China When You’re on a Budget

There are a few ways that you can travel to China without going over budget, which makes seeing this amazing country affordable for everyone.

Travelling to China is the experience of a lifetime, but many people think that they can’t afford this incredible trip because they are on a budget, while you can, in fact make the trip without overspending. The following tips will help you make the most out of your trip without causing you to go over budget or feeling like you are deprived and missing out on the best that China has to offer.

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Skip the Bigger Cities

While there are certain attractions in big cities that everyone wants to see, such as the Great Wall and Terracotta warriors, when you spend time in bigger cities, you will automatically spend more money on your trip. If you are interested in cheap holidays to China, then you need to consider going to smaller cities and enjoying the sights and sounds that they have to offer. Because larger cities can be expensive, you can save a lot of money by spending the majority of your time in smaller cities. If you still want to spend some time in major cities, try the free attractions available.

Choose a Hostel

Hostels may not be your first choice when picking a place to sleep at night, but they are less expensive than traditional hotels and often have a number of benefits besides helping you save money. In general, hostels cater to travellers and will offer travel resources, great locations, and a staff who can help you plan your trip.

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Travel by Train

While getting on a plane may seem like the obvious way to travel when you are in China, you can save a lot of money by taking a train and you won’t sacrifice comfort or travel quality. Tickets for a train trip are often up to 75% less expensive than plane tickets and will still allow you to get to your final destination. Additionally, if you are willing to travel overnight, then you will save the money that you would have had to spend on a hotel or hostel.

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By embracing these three tips, you can make sure that you are able to stretch your budget for your trip to China. Thinking outside of the box and skipping major cities, planes, and luxury hotels are all great ways to save on your upcoming trip. The money that you save can be used to extend your trip or ensure that you are able to bring home your desired souvenirs.