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General Information

The official language of China is Standard Chinese.

The national currency of China is Renminbi (yuan; ¥) (CNY).

1 CNY equals  .
equals  CNY.

Location

China

The distance from to China is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to China. Exercise increased caution in China due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of China is 36. A higher number means more criminality.

LGBT

China has a score of 0 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. China ranks #68 worldwide.

Same sex marriages are not legally recognized in China and local authorities will not provide marriage certificates to same-sex couples. There are no civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, though homosexuality has been decriminalized. Prejudices and discrimination still exist in many parts of the country. There are growing LGBTI communities in some of China's largest cities and violence against LGBTI individuals in China is relatively rare.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to China should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in China:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
  • Malaria
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in China to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in China differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In China, the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type A
  • Type C
  • Type I
Weather

The temperature difference between China and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Possible drizzle today.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sat November 09 29–43°F  /  -2–6°C 81% 43%
Sun November 10 22–52°F  /  -6–11°C 65% 7%
Mon November 11 30–49°F  /  -1–9°C 74% 8%
Tue November 12 30–45°F  /  -1–7°C 60% 10%
Wed November 13 27–51°F  /  -3–11°C 54% 8%
Thu November 14 19–49°F  /  -7–9°C 61% 3%
Fri November 15 25–49°F  /  -4–10°C 67% 4%
Sat November 16 27–48°F  /  -3–9°C 40% 1%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 07:29 am and sets at 06:01 pm. This equates to 10.5 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in China, it is in . When the sun sets in China, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in China is 11.00 CNY. Every kilometer costs an additional 2.10 CNY. Every hour of waiting time costs 39.90 CNY.

Car Rental

International driving permits are not recognized in China.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Predominantly right-hand traffic with exceptions in some territories. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 7.00 CNY in China.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 45.72 CNY.

The legal drinking age in China is 18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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