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China Travel Tips

A China tour is a wonderful experience, one that you will never regret, but there are some common questions we frequently refused and we wanted to offer answers to those questions, as well as offer some tips that we feel will help make your tour of China even better. If you have any questions about any of our tips, or anything whatsoever, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to answer all questions you may have.

Accommodations, Food, and Transportation

Here we offer some suggestions for your accommodations, food, and transportation while you are on your China tour. There are a lot of things that if you are aware of, will make your trip better.

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Being Safe in China

China is an incredibly safe country to travel alone in, but there are some things that visitors must keep in mind to ensure that they have a safe trip.

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Business Hours in China

China has different business hours than many other countries, so we wanted to give you a little more information on them.

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Clothing Suggestions

China is a huge country that covers a lot of temperate zones. The clothing you bring with you is very important and we offer suggestions on what you should consider when you take a trip to China.

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Currency

China uses the Renminbi, also known as the Yuan. We have put together this page to help visitors prepare for currency while on their China trip.

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Customs Declarations

China takes its customs declarations very seriously and it is important that you know and understand what items you need to declare when entering or exiting China.

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Electricity in China

China uses 220volts, unlike some Western countries, and has different outlets in different parts of the country. Please make sure you bring a high-quality converter and adapters when you come to China

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Entry and Exit of China

China’s laws about Entry and Exit are strongly enforced. Please look at the items you can and cannot take into or out of China. It will make entering or leaving the country much easier.

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Etiquette in China

China’s unique culture is what draws many visitors to it, but many of the traditions and etiquette might be very different from what you are accustomed to.

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Health and Medication

Your health is a major concern when traveling abroad and we offer a number of tips that can make your stay much healthier.

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Holidays in China

China’s holidays are truly spectacular and there are festivals scattered throughout the year. They are a wonderful time to visit China.

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Packing

An important part of your travels is what to bring with you and what to leave at home. We offer some great tips to help you pack for your China tour.

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Photography in China

China is one of the most photogenic countries on Earth. A camera is a must, but there are some etiquette rules, and suggestions that we would like to share with you in regards to photography in China.

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Prohibited Items

China does have a list of items that are prohibited in China, and some that you may not take out of China. Here we have listed prohibited items.

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Shopping in China

China is a shopper’s paradise. It has an incredible selection of unique items not found anywhere else in the world. We would like to offer some suggestions when shopping in China.

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Tipping in China

Tipping in China has very different rules than in Western countries. We have gathered a bit of tipping advice here.

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Weather Precautions

Weather is something to keep in mind when traveling to China. It covers a huge area, and includes many different climate zones. It is important that visitors prepare for the weather conditions when coming to China.

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Emergencies & Telephones:

The country code for China is 86. The area code for Guilin is 773. When making a long-distance call, do not drop the initial 0 from the local area code (as was formerly the procedure).

  • Ambulance (PHONE: 120).
  • Police (PHONE: 110).
  • Fire (PHONE: 119)

(Note: you can also dial 110 for ambulance, police and fire police)

  • Information (PHONE: 114)
  • Taxi (PHONE: 4644818)
  • Tourists Assistance (PHONE: 0773 5833156)
  • Weather: 121

Main Embassies in Beijing:

The country code for China is 86. The area code for Guilin is 773. When making a long-distance call, do not drop the initial 0 from the local area code (as was formerly the procedure).

  • U. S. A (2 Xiushui Dongjie, Chaoyang District, tel. 010/6532-3431 ext. 229 or 010/6532-3831 ext. 264, fax 010/6532-2483).
  • Australia(21 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District, tel. 010/6532-2331, fax 010/6532-3101).
  • Canada (19 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District, tel. 010/6532-3536, fax 010/6532-4972).
  • U.K. (11 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District, tel. 010/6532-1961, fax 010/6532-1937).

To learn more information, please visit http://www.embassiesinchina.com/ .