Office of Internationnal Relations, Reking University

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Holidays、Tickets and Travel in China

Publish:2013-08-13 12:21:02

All International Students are to enjoy the same school holidays as the Chinese Students. The university does not schedule any school breaks for foreign holidays/celebrations.
Students may find the university’s holiday schedule in the academic calendar. Furthermore, the web pages of Peking University and the Division of International Students’ Office will announce the details of the holiday schedules’ shortly before the breaks take place
The following are the prominent holidays that are included in the PKU holiday schedule (winter and summer break are not included).

January 1 Yuan Dan (New Year Holiday)

May 1 – May 3 Golden Week (Labors’ Day and National Holidays)

October 1 – October 7 National Holidays

Purchasing Train & Plane Tickets
Students may book and purchase train and plane tickets at the Ticketing Center (订票室) in Building 28, which is located opposite the post office.
You can purchase your plane tickets online at
Travel in China
When you are traveling in China, you must bring along with you your passport and take care of your belongings.
Your travel destination must be one that is open to visitors/foreigners. You must not enter restricted areas/regions that are prohibited to visitors/foreigners without obtaining prior approval from the Chinese authorities. Otherwise, you will face persecution by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. Students who need to enter the restricted areas/regions for research purposes must apply for the appropriate authorization in order to set foot these places.
Find out more about travel and tours at the Ctrip travel websites: and These websites also provide students with the information needed to plan their travel itinerary and also for them to book their travel tickets and hotel rooms.