China Travel Questions & Answers
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Language 1246 views What is Chinese language? Do I need to know Chinese to travel in China? How to learn Chinese Language?
Climate and Clothing 2312 views What’s the weather and climate like in China? When is the best time to travel to China? Which season is the best for traveling in China? What kind of cloth do I need to bring with me?
Exit Regulations 1341 views What kind of documents should I prepare when exiting China? Am I allowed to take the things bought from China out? What articles are not allowed to export from China? What kind of person is not allowed to exit from China?
China Visa 3994 views What’s a Chinese Visa and its samples? Who needs a visa to visit China? How many types of Chinese Visa are there? When to apply for visa? Is there Visa Exemption within China? Can I have a Visa on Arrival (Visa Issued at Entry Ports)? Who can tell me some information about visa entry, validity and duration of stay? Should I need to apply for visa again after leaving and re-entering mainland China? What do I need to apply for a visa? How to apply a Chinese Visa? How long will it take to get a visa? How long can I stay in China with a Chinese visa? Where can I get the China Visa application form? Do I need visa for Hong Kong ? Do I need visa for Macao? How to apply a Hong Kong or Macao Visa?
Safety and Emergency 1019 views Is China a safe country to travel? Is it safe for women to travel alone in China? What should I do when come across some emergencies in China? What’s the Useful Telephone Number in China?
Insurance 1679 views Do I need travel insurance when coming to China? What kind of insurance do you offer if I book a tour with you? What’s the Travel Agencies Liability Insurance? And the Insurance Coverage? Is it enough for a traveler to buy only Travel Agencies Liability Insurance?
Chinese Money 2793 views What’s the currency used in China? And sample of Chinese currency? What are the main notes used now? Whats the exchange rate between your currency and US dollar? May I take Chinese currency to China for my convenience? Where can I change our money into your currency? (exchange money) Can I use US dollars or other foreign currencies in China? Is the currency used in Hong Kong the same as that of the mainland? Can you use Chinese money (RMB) in Hong Kong? Is there counterfeit money in China? If yes, how can I distinguish the real one from the fake one? When I finish my tour in China, if I still have some local money, what can I do? If I want to keep some local money as souvenir, can I do that?
Bank Accounts 763 views Can foreigners open a bank account in China? If yes, how does one open one? What are the major banks in China which are friendly to foreigners?
Plan a China Tour 3611 views Why travel to China? How to plan a trip to China？ Where should you start if you want to travel China? What are the must see sights in China? Is it better for us to travel independently or go with an organized tour in China? How to select a China Tour? What is the best itinerary to see China? How much to travel to China? Is it alright to travel during Chinas national holidays? How to find a China Travel Company (Travel Agency)? How to check the travel company legal or not? Do I have to tip in China? How much to tip? Where can I find good cheap cruises in China? Where is the Shaolin Temple in China and is it worth visiting? How to complain if we encounter some problems when traveling China? Can we decide to visit any factories or shops by ourselves? How can I keep away from pickpockets? Who can tell me something about tour guides? How do I get from the airport to the hotel when I arrive in China? What are the differences between Budget, Standard and Luxury tours? Is bike riding a good way of exploring city life in China? Is it possible to have English speaking tour guides? Is it possible to get other foreign language speaking guides? How close can we get to the Pandas in China?
Telephones and Cell Phones 2262 views Can I use my mobile phone in China? How can I make phone calls in China? What are the rates of calls? Which phone card is recommended for foreign travelers? Can I buy GSM SIM card in China? Where to buy a SIM card? If my SIM card has some problem, to whom will I turn for help? Can I have my telephone bill and if yes, how? Can I find a fax machine easily in China?
Air Travel in China 1553 views Is electronic ticket used in China? What are the baggage regulations for flights within China? What are the best airlines to travel to China? When should I arrive at the airport to that I will have enough time for boarding? What can I carry on a domestic flight in China? Can I carry soft drinks with me on board planes? Can I request one window seat or aisle seat while booking the flight tickets? What should I do if my flight is cancelled or delayed? Who can I call for help? Can pregnant women fly on airplanes? Is there any rule for booking a ticket for children and infants? Are seriously ill but not contagious patients allowed to fly? Do I still need to pay Airport Tax now in China? What is the closing time for check-in on China domestic or international flights? What are child and infant ticket fare? Which types of identification documents shall be presented during check-in? What is the age limit for the unaccompanied children service? Can I book flights to international destinations from Mainland China? Can I book flights to Mainland China destinations from abroad? Can I take my pet flying with me?
Taxi 886 views What about taxis in China? How much the taxi fare normally is? Do I need to pay extra to my luggage? Is it convenient to take a taxi in China?
Entertainment 783 views What is the popular entertainment in China? What is the legal age to get into clubs and bars in mainland China? Can you recommend some programmes which are available at night?
Email and Internet 660 views What if I want to log onto the internet without a computer? I am going to stay in China for a year, how can I access the internet in my rented house?
Chinese Etiquette 1952 views Who can tell me something about Chinese name? What is the Chinese meeting etiquette? What are the gift giving etiquette and the related taboos? What is the Dinning Etiquette? Is there any dress code for the Beijing Duck Dinner and the Opera and other occasion? How should I dress for the Tang Dynasty Dance and Music Show? How should foreigners greet Chinese? How can you gain "face" in Chinese culture?
Entry Regulations 2043 views What are the procedures for a foreigner entering into China in the open port? What certificates should I prepare when entering into China? Can I drive my own car into China? Are there any specific requirements towards health according to the Entry Regulation? What kind of person is prohibited from entering China? Which items does need the Inspection and Quarantine Information for Entry into China? What articles are not allowed to import into China?
Custom Declaration 1248 views What is the difference between the red channel and the green channel? How much US currency and Chinese RMB can I bring in? Which duty-free goods else can I bring in with a limited quantity? Can I take Bible to China? What kind of things should be declared? Shall I be punished if I didn’t declare things that need to be declared?
Passport 1859 views Do I need passport to travel to China? What is my passports function while I travel to China? Is it allowed to travel China with a soon-to-expire passport? What should I do if I lose my passport in China?
Health Issue 1564 views What health condition do I need to travel to China? Do I need to bring my medical record? What happens if I get sick in China during my tour? Should we have vaccinations to travel to China? If yes, what kinds of vaccinations do we need? What kinds of medicine do you think I should take? Is there any tips for keeping healthy in China? How can I get the health service in China?
How to Pack for China 3382 views What should I pack when traveling to China? What are the appropriate clothes for travel in China? Can I bring my pets to china? Will I be allowed to bring prescription medicine when traveling China? Can I bring an a laptop when traveling China? What foods can I bring into China? Should I bring a converter to China?
Credit Cards, ATMs 760 views Can I use my credit card in China? What credit cards are accepted in China? Are there any ATM services in China? Do all the ATMs in China accept my credit card? My card was eaten by the ATM, how can I take it back? Can I apply for a Chinese credit card?
Traveler's Checks 675 views Are traveler’s cheques/checks accepted in China? What do I need if Im going to buy travelers chequecheck? Does it have commission fee when I buy traveler’s chequeschecks? Are travelers checks easy to cash in China and what brands are accepted? What if I lost my travelers cheque? Does travelers chequecheck have expiration date, and if yes, how long?
Hotels in China 1634 views What are hotels like in China? What is the Plug Type and Voltage in China? How do I make a hotel reservation for China? How long should I make the reservation in advance? Can the hotel staff understand English? Is the tap water drinkable in hotels? Do the hotels have non-smoking rooms? Can I rent a wheelchair at the hotel? Is Internet access available in hotels in China? Is CNN available in the Orient? What time can I check in and check out of the hotel? Does the hotel provide airport pick-up service? Why beds in China are not soft enough? What kind of services can business center provide? Does the hotel have safety box? How are the restaurants in the Chinese hotels? Are China hotels rates per room or per person? What are the usual sizes of the beds in China hotels?
Post service 1037 views What about China post services? Is post office available everywhere in China? What are the business hours of the post office? Where can I buy an envelope? Can you give some instructions about how to address a Chinese envelope? What is the rate of mailing a domestic letter in China? How long is the delivery time of a domestic letter by surface? What is the cost of mailing a postcard? What if I have an urgent letter to mail?
Train Travel in China 1151 views What is train travel like in China? What are the different types of trains in China? Is Train Travel comfortable and convenient in China? Are trains air-conditioned in China? Where can I book China train tickets? Can you explain all the information included on a China train ticket? How long in advance should I book a domestic (within China) train? How long in advance should I book the international train ticket? Can I have a private compartment for two on the train? Are there bathroom and toilet facilities on the train? Do we need to take beddings and fooddrinks? How much luggage can I carry aboard the train? Do the train stations broadcast in English? Is there restaurant car on every train? What are the different travel options on the trains? Whats the Deluxe Sleeper like? Whats the Soft Sleeper like? What’s the Hard Sleeper like? What’s the Soft Seat like? Whats the Hard Seat like? Can large dogs go on trains in China? Is train cheaper than Aircraft in China?
Shopping in China 1447 views What are the BEST souvenirs to buy in China? Where to shop in China? Is there any tip for foreigners to buy Chinese antiques? How to Bargain When Shopping in China? Could you give me some tips on shopping in China?
Food and Dinning 1576 views I am a vegetarian; can I get my preferred food in china? I heard that some restaurants in China have dog on the menu. Is that true?
Public Transportation 1325 views What kind of buses can I take? Is there any subway in China? Can I rent a car in China?