China Travel Blog

Everything You Need to Know about Chinese Toilet

Is it easy to find a public toilet while traveling around China? Are all toilets squat style? Are the public toilets smelly? These questions plague many travelers to China, but never fear: this article will set straight your expectations about toilets in China. While people...

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A Quick Guide to Chinese Currency

Travelers to China are often confused by how to refer to Chinese money. In English, some people call it the Chinese "dollar." In Chinese, there are three common names and two symbols in regular use. The official name for Chinese currency is Renminbi, which literally translates...

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Chinese Etiquette

We would be hard-pressed to sum up all the ins and outs of Chinese culture in a single list, but we have tried to offer a little guidance below. Act with the same respect for local laws and customs as you would anywhere and you won’t run into any trouble. Do... … learn...

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Major International Airports in China

Being a large country, China has many international airports with flights to/from most countries in the world. Depending on the country and city you live in, as well as the cities you plan to visit in China, different international routes to/from China may apply. Below is a gener...

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Using Maps and Navigating in China

Navigating China’s big cities is relatively easy, as their subway systems have English signs. Airports also have signs in English. However, once you step outside, it’s a different story. You should always carry your hotel’s address, and any other addresses you might need...

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Healthcare in China and Travel Insurance

Traveling is exciting but unpredictable, and that means you need to be prepared for unforeseen events and unexpected accidents when planning a trip to a foreign country. In this article, we will give an overview of China's local healthcare facilities and some tips for purchasing...

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Cash or Credit Card? How to Pay for Things in China

Are foreign credit cards accepted in China? How much cash do I need? When and where can I exchange Chinese yuan? Can I use mobile payment? These are all common questions for travelers to China, and in this guide, we’ll provide all the information you need on how to make and...

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Safety Tips for Travelers to China

Overall, China is very safe for travelers. People are friendly and more than willing to help foreign travelers, even if they speak little to no English. Violent crimes are rare, and it is safe to walk alone on the streets any time of the day or night. Female travelers can also...

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Traveling in China as a Wheelchair User

Thanks to the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, some attractions and facilities in Beijing have been renovated to be accessible to some degree for wheelchair users. More importantly, since 2008, accessibility has been receiving more attention in the renovation and construction of...

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Best and Worst Time to Travel to China

There are several things to consider when planning a trip, and perhaps some of the most important ones are the season and the weather. Some people decide to travel on certain dates because there’s something happening at their intended destinations, or because they want to make...

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