Number of visitors: 55.7m
Change from previous year: A decrease of 3.5 per cen
When to go? The best weather is during spring (March until May, but avoid Easter) and autumn (late September to early November) but hotel rates are higher at those times. Prices are lower in the shoulder seasons: February/early June and September/late November/December. Tourist prefer Ancient China: Beijing, Xi’an, Pingyao, Shanghai-Suzhou-Hangzhou Triangle, The hinterland: southern and western China.