China Travel Info and Tips
Getting to China is nowadays very easy as there are numerous daily non-stop flights from many cities in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and South East Asia, and more routes are added every year.
A combination of factors such as higher oil prices and increased airport taxes throughout the world makes getting cheap flights to China increasingly more difficult. But there are still many ways you can save when booking your air tickets to China.
Here we offer some tips and suggestions that may help you find cheap flights to China.
China Travel Info and Tips: Where to Stay - About Accommodations in China
Our Where to Stay in China guidelines are not intended to make recommendations of specific places to stay, but to give you an idea of the different accommodation options you may encounter, the standards you can expect at each and tips on booking and getting the best deals.
China Travel Info and Tips: Electricity in China - Charging your iPods and Cameras
Electricity in China is 220 Volts, this is twice the standard voltage than in North America and some Latin American countries which run on 110V.
In addition, the standard electrical socket where you plug your device consist of two linear pins in a V-shape as opposed to the round pins in European plugs, and the straight linear ones in the U.S.
To overcome these differences, you might need an electrical converter or/and an adapter. For more information see Electricity in China.
China Travel Info and Tips: About Chinese Money
The RMB currency units are:
- The Yuan = 1
- The Jiao = 1/10 Yuan i.e. one Chinese dime
- The Fen = 1/10 Jiao i.e. one Chinese cent
Bank notes come in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100, they are all different sizes and colors.
Prices are quoted in Yuan, the current exchange for the Yuan against the major currencies:
Here is more on Chinese Money: where to exchange, using credit cards and ATM's, how much money to bring, etc.
China Travel Info and Tips: China Time
Chinese Time is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.
Even though it is a wide land, there is only one time throughout China, all clocks are set to Beijing Time.
At the present time, Daylight Savings Time is not observed in China.
Click here for more information on China Time: Zones and Differences where you can find a table with Time Differences between some Major Cities and China and current local times at several locations.
China Travel Info and Tips: China Visa - do I need one?
All other nationalities are required to obtain a China Visa to enter the PRC.
For visa purposes, Hong Kong and Macau are separate Special Administrative Regions and most Western nationals do not require a visa.
If traveling to Tibet, an additional permit is required.
Click here for more information on applying for a China Visa.
China Travel Info and Tips: Do I need any vaccinations for travel to China?
There are however, some recommended vaccines for travel to China, specially if traveling to rural areas.
Click here for more information on Vaccinations for China Travel.
China Travel Info and Tips: About Food and Drink Safety
Fruits should be peeled. Uncooked vegetables should be avoided.
Here are some more simple precautions you can follow regarding
Food and Drink Safety in China to help you stay healthy throughout your journeys.
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