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Chinese Visa Visa News Introduction to Chinese Visa How to Apply Visa for HK/Macao SAR Fees, Processing Time & Payments Download Application Forms Contact Chinese Embassy in Washington DC FAQs China Embassy website:http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/faq/ http://www.westchinago.com/china-144-hour-72-hour-transit-visa-free-policy-twov.html China Weather The weather varies in China throughout the year and in different regions. China Food What to Pack for China Tour China Tour Packing List 1.Bring all the necessary documents you need to travel in China. 2.Carry your passport with you at all times 3.Bring any other medications you may need on your trip as well. 4.Bring clothes according to the season when you are traveling ……………………. more info Best Time to Visit China Weather details are given below and these certainly play a part in deciding when to go, but a far bigger factor in your calculations should be the movement of domestic tourists. Three days paid vacation are given to workers for three major holidays in the year. The dates of these celebrations are carefully chosen so that workers in Chinese companies always have 7 continuous days of vacation time, known as the “Golden Week.” These national holidays were first started by the government for China’s National Day in 1999 and are primarily intended to help expand the domestic tourism market, improve the national standard of living, and allow people to make long-distance family visits. During the longer public holidays, Chinese tourists take to the road in the tens or even hundreds of millions, crowding all forms of transportation, booking out hotels, and turning even the quietest tourist sights into seas of humanity. In part as a result of these Golden Weeks, the number of domestic Chinese tourists has shot from 280 million in 1990 to a whopping 1.4 billion in 2006, the majority of these being peasants from rural areas. This should give you a clear idea of how crowded many of the “must-see” spots have become. Of course, if you really want to get a feel for the size of China’s population, then this is a fine time to travel; otherwise give public holidays a miss. China has three Golden Week holidays: the May Day holiday, the National Day holiday, and the Spring Festival holiday. Cellphone & SIM Card China Power Plug In China the power sockets are of type A, C and I. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Below you find pictures of the applied power sockets and corresponding plugs. And we provide more information about the voltage and frequency. more info China SIM Card It’s easy to get a pre-paid SIM card in China mobile networks, however there are a few wrinkles that you should be aware of — so here is a guide to help you figure out which the best SIM card to get when you come to China. more info Internet & WIFI STAY Connected in China Wi-fi accessibility in hotels, cafes, restaurants and bars is generally good outside of hotel, you can get online by buying sim traffic package. VPN services and servers can still be blocked by the Great Firewall ……………………. more info Purchase a VPN Before Arriving in China The Great Firewall of China blocks all access to Facebook, Google, Twitter, and YouTube. There were periods where I was even blocked from this Earth Trekkers website. It can be incredibly frustrating, especially during long term travel, to lose access to websites used to stay in touch with people back at home. One way around this is by purchasing a VPN, or a Virtual Private Network. A VPN disguises the computer’s IP address so it looks like you are connected from the US or Australia even if you are in China. We used VyprVPN for the month we were in China, paying a small monthly fee (around $10) for the service. It worked fairly well but it was not perfect. While in Shanghai I was totally unable to access this website although I could still get onto Facebook. Still, it was worth having this service. Without it I would have spent one month in China without any access to the outside world. Please note, make sure you purchase the VPN before getting to China. China blocks access to the VPN companies so you will be out of luck trying to purchase one if you are already in China. Activities & Shows in China it is an Advantage to Know Basic Mandarin Knowing Mandarin is not a necessity but it helps A LOT. If you plan on only visiting the larger cities like Beijing and Shanghai you will be able to get by with English. The younger generations can speak basic English and many are eager to help out when necessary If you plan on visiting the smaller cities off the main tourist trail, such as Zhangjiajie and Yangshuo, speaking basic Mandarin is invaluable. We would have had a very difficult time here if we couldn’t speak the basics. Plus, a simple ni hao (hello) or xie xie (thank you) is much appreciated. To speak in full sentences and attempt a simple conversation made you many friends in China. This is a country where people really appreciated our efforts to speak their language and these moments are some of your favorite memories from China. It also helps to have a Chinese translate app on your phone. Your Credit Card May Not Always Work traveling with both a Visa and Mastercard. In China, there were numerous times that our credit cards were not accepted. China has its own credit cards and is not open to using Visa or Mastercard yet. Be prepared for many trips to the ATM’s to get out Chinese yuan for your purchases. Book US by Viator ChengDu Day Tour More Detail WestChinaGo @ Tripadvisor Every good review from us heart-dedicated service More Detail Leave A Message: Required Info * Required Info * 1+1=?