More than 2000 tourist attractions, including Forbidden City in Beijing, Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai, and Mt. Emei near Chengdu, announced in September they would not raise admission fees for 3 years, according to various reports. If China is on your travel list, now is perhaps the best time to visit, before it gets expensive. 

The Forbidden City in Beijing
The Forbidden City in Beijing is a must-see attraction for travelers to China and its admission fee remains unchanged.

Tourist spots in China are required by the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to maintain a minimum three-year interval between price increases, however, most of them will take the chance to raise prices during the interval. Partly due to this, a trip to China is getting expensive, according to Odynovo (formerly Odyssey) product manager Vera Zhao.

To refrain from the dramatic price hike, the Chinese Tourist Attractions Association appealed for all scenic spots not to raise admission fees, 2050 of which (including many 4A and 5A level attractions) have made their promises. Most of them are located in Sichuan, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang provinces. Many Beijing attractions promised not to raise admission fees, such as the Forbidden City and Summer Palace. In Shanghai, 53 tourist spots followed suit, including Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yu Garden, Zhujiajiao Water Town, etc.

Yu Garden in Shanghai
Yu Garden, Shanghai

Considering many tourist attractions may choose to raise entrance fees in the future and all other basic costs (food, labor, hotels) keep rising, traveling to China seems to be "the earlier,  the better". Contact Odynovo Tours to book your China tour now!


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