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CHINA DESTINATION GUIDE

From the awe-inspiring skyscrapers of Hong Kong to the ancient Great Wall, the mighty Yangtze river to the incredible Terracotta Warriors, China is a fascinating country where centuries old traditions blend with new age flair, where rugged natural scenery and cutting edge cities both have their place.

China Fast Facts

Languages Spoken

The official language spoken in China is Mandarin, but you will also come across Cantonese, Wú and Hakka amongst others.

Currency

Name: Renminbi
Code: RMB
Symbol: ¥

Time Zone

Time zone: China Standard Time (UTC+08:00)

Top cities in China

It's no secret that China is one of the world's most visited countries. Famous for its rich culture and history, China has a number of ancient national cities that are waiting to be explored. Check out our top recommended destinations below.
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Shanghai

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Beijing

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Tianjin

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Guangzhou

China Fast Facts

The typical cost of a domestic beer in China is ¥5.00 whereas the average cost of imported beer is ¥19.12

A typical lunch in China can be anything from rice and noodles to even dumplings for breakfast. The cost of a meal in a local restaurant in China ranges between ¥15.00 and ¥35.00 but you can also find Western breakfast food like coffee which usually starts at ¥7.00

Taxi fares can range between ¥8.00 - ¥50.00 depending on where you travel. Top tip: Most taxi drivers will not speak English, so make sure you have your destination of choice written down on paper beforehand!

Given the language difficulties and strict systems in the country, it can be difficult for independent travellers to get around China easily. However there are public buses and trains available in all key cities.

The great thing about some hostels in China is that staff are friendly and speak English. Accommodation can range from ¥25-50 per night.

The cost of a night at a budget hotel in China will range from 60-90 ¥ with the cost of a double room in a midrange hotel costing between ¥200-600.

Traveling to China

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China Accommodation

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Adventure tours

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Travel Visas

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China day trips

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