China

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Top Descriptions

Ancient, giant and densely populated, the People’s Republic of China is more continent than country, and a short visit here just won’t do this swathe of justice. It might not be the easiest of places to travel as a foreigner, thanks mainly to the country’s complex writing system, but nevertheless China is a predominantly safe and rewarding place to travel with plenty of sights on offer for the casual tourist. Though there may by only one predominant culture on paper (91.5% of the population are Han), there is an unsurprising diversity in this country, with influences from Russia, Southeast Asia and Central Asia becoming quite obvious in certain regions. China also has a burgeoning expatriate scene, with new jobs and increased salaries luring people here on their Z-visas from far and wide. Sure, China can be smoggy and polluted, bustling and crowded, difficult to get around at times – or to find food without picture-pointing, but with a little perseverance and some genuine interest in this 5,000-year-old culture, most people are sure to want to return almost as soon as they’ve left.
 
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Top Tips

Eating can be difficult in China if you can’t read the language. Look out for places with picture menus, or the ubiquitous buffets that can be extremely useful – where dishes are laid out to be grabbed on a tray and paid for. It can also be worth making a cheat sheet with the Mandarin on it for all the possible food items, cutlery, condiments, etc.
This is a big country, and so while transport is pretty reasonable for how far you get, if you plan to travel vast journeys here then be expected to pay for it. Internal flights aren’t particularly cheap either. It also pays to book your transportation in advance, especially sleeper trains as these can book out fast – particularly during holiday periods.
China gets extremely busy during Golden Week and the Chinese New Year. Try to avoid these times if you possibly can, and any other national holiday too – unless you want to be sharing every site with thousands of noisy locals.
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The Country

What should we know?

Name in local script:中华人民共和国
Also known as:Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó
 
Tour operator(s):
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Port(s):,
 
Environment type:cave, desert, forest, hill, lake, mountain, river, ocean, woods
Religion type:Atheism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Islam Taoism
 
Visa type:Cost:Nationality:On arrival:
90-day tourist visa
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
Average daily budget:CNY315

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:28 nights
High season:Golden Week, New Year
Low season:November, January

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Timezone:UTC+08:00
Country calling code:+86

How can we get there?

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Geographical feature:Gobi Desert, The Himalayas, South China Sea, Tian Shan Mountains, Yangtze River, Yellow River
 
Neighboring countries:Bhutan, India, , , Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, ,
Land borders:
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The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Location:Time spent:Daily budget:
7 nightsCNY330
4 nightsCNY285
2 nightsCNY310
5 nightsCNY340
3 nightsCNY300
3 nightsCNY280
 
Altitude:-157m to +8,849m
Population:1.379 billion
Size:9,596,961 km2

Local Availability

ItemSizeAverage Cost
Beer (multinational)500mlCNY6.50
Beer (national)500mlCNY1.65
Fizzy drink1 litreCNY5.20
Fruit juice1 litreCNY9.50
Gin (multinational)1 litreCNY110
Gin (national)1 litre
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Milk1 litreCNY17
Oil1 litreCNY21
Rum (multinational)1 litreCNY85
Rum (national)1 litre
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Vodka (multinational)1 litreCNY80
Vodka (national)1 litre
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Water1 litreCNY3.50
Whisky (multinational)1 litreCNY160
Whisky (national)1 litre
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Wine1 bottleCNY49
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Almonds100gCNY18
Apples1kgCNY14
Bananas1kgCNY10
Bell pepper1kgCNY6
Bread1 loafCNY8
Carrots1kgCNY6
Chillies1kgCNY10
Chocolate (multinational)1 barCNY5
Chocolate (national)1 barCNY3
Coconut milk1 canCNY6.50
Cucumber1kgCNY8
Eggs1 dozenCNY14
Garlic1kgCNY12
Ginger1kgCNY11
Honey1 jarCNY27
Ice cream1 unitCNY3.50
Jam1 jarCNY6.82
Onions1kgCNY2
Oranges1kgCNY26
Pasta1kgCNY17
Peanut butter1 jarCNY17
Peanuts100gCNY13
Potatoes1kgCNY5
Raisins100gCNY4.20
Rice1kgCNY8
Sandwich1 unit
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Tomatoes1kgCNY6
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Antifungal shampoo1 bottle
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Conditioner1 bottleCNY25
Condoms1 packCNY8.20
Deodorant1 canCNY22
Floss1 pack
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Hand sanitizer1 bottleCNY8.80
Laundry soap1 bar
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Razors1 packCNY24
Sanitary towels1 packCNY9
Shampoo1 bottleCNY21
Soap1 barCNY3.60
Tampons1 box
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Toilet roll1 unitCNY2.10
Toothpaste1 tubeCNY8
Washing powder1 boxCNY8.50
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Antiseptic cream1 tubeCNY13
Bandages1 packCNY6.50
Chapstick1 unitCNY8
Contact lens solution1 bottle
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Headache tablets1 packCNY2.50
Ibuprofen1 packCNY3
Mosquito repellent1 bottleCNY14
Nail clippers1 set
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Plasters1 packCNY4.80
Sun cream1 bottle
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Sunglasses1 pair
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Batteries4-packCNY27
Chilli powder100gCNY18.50
Cigarettes (multinational)20-packCNY21
Cigarettes (national)20-packCNY5.50
Coriander100gCNY23
Cumin100gCNY21
Fuel1 litre
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Internet1 hour
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Lighter1 unitCNY1
Matches1 packCNY0.50
Paprika100gCNY21
Travel multiadapter1 unit
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Travel plug1 unit
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Turmeric100gCNY24
Stock1 packCNY5.50

Local Cuisine

DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Baked potato (meat)CNY20
Baked potato (vegetarian)CNY10
BhajiCNY22
Biryani (meat)CNY45
Biryani (vegetarian)CNY40
BologneseCNY68
BruschettaCNY27
BurgerCNY33
Burger (cheese)CNY30
Cake (slice)CNY24
Calzone (large)CNY72
Calzone (small)CNY55
CarbonaraCNY50
CerealCNY25
CheesecakeCNY32
Chicken wingsCNY26
Chow mein (meat)CNY22
Chow mein (vegetable)CNY19
CrabCNY158
CrispsCNY10
Curry (generic – meat)CNY26
Curry (generic – vegetable)CNY22
Curry (South Asia – meat)CNY39
Curry (South Asia – vegetarian)CNY34
Cutlet (beef/chicken)CNY32
DalCNY34
Dumplings (Asian – meat)CNY16
Dumplings (Asian – vegetable)CNY14
Fish and chipsCNY45
FishcakesCNY28
French friesCNY17
Fried (chicken)CNY57
Fried rice (meat)CNY22
Fried rice (vegetable)CNY19
Garlic breadCNY10
GnocchiCNY65
Hot dogCNY30
Hot pot (meat)CNY68
Hot pot (vegetarian)CNY15
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Ice cream (scoop)CNY25
KebabCNY42
Kung Pao chickenCNY25
LaksaCNY38
Lamb chopsCNY158
LasagnaCNY55
Maki rollCNY18
Mashed potatoesCNY10
Mixed grillCNY48
NaanCNY10
Nasi gorengCNY38
Noodle soup (meat)CNY20
Noodle soup (vegetable)CNY16
Noodles (meat)CNY21
Noodles (vegetable)CNY17
Onion ringsCNY20
PaniniCNY48
Pasta (meat)CNY41
Pasta (vegetable)CNY38
Peking duckCNY42
Pie (meat)CNY25
Pie (sweet)CNY23
Pizza (loaded)CNY62
Pizza (simple)CNY44
PopcornCNY18
PrawnsCNY70
QuicheCNY22
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RaitaCNY15
RamenCNY19
Ravioli (vegetable)CNY108
RendangCNY68
RibsCNY65
Rice (steamed)CNY8
Rice (sticky)CNY10
RisottoCNY58
SaladCNY28
Salad (meat)CNY35
Samosas (meat)CNY22
Samosas (vegetable)CNY20
SausageCNY15
Sausage rollCNY20
ScallopsCNY65
ShrimpCNY53
Skewers (meat)CNY38
Soup (meat)CNY26
Soup (vegetarian)CNY18
Spring rollsCNY22
SteakCNY112
Stew (meat)CNY108
Stir fry (meat)CNY22
Stir fry (vegetable)CNY19
Sweet and sour (meat)CNY28
Sweet and sour (vegetarian)CNY26
TiramisuCNY28
Tomato SoupCNY12
Whole (chicken)CNY60
Whole (fish)CNY158
BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Alcoholic mixed drinkCNY33
Bailey’s (shot)CNY40
Beer (multinational)CNY23
Beer (national)CNY17
ChaiCNY18
CocktailCNY33
CoffeeCNY20
Cointreau (bottle)CNY350
Cointreau (shot)CNY30
EspressoCNY18
Fruit juice (concentrated)CNY15
Fruit juice (fresh)CNY23
Gin (bottle)CNY300
Gin (shot)CNY20
Hot chocolateCNY25
Kahlua (bottle)CNY350
Kahlua (shot)CNY30
LassiCNY25
Malibu (bottle)CNY350
Malibu (shot)CNY20
MartiniCNY15
Rum (bottle)CNY280
Rum (shot)CNY40
SmoothieCNY22
Soft drinkCNY6
Sparkling waterCNY24
TeaCNY15
Tea (herbal)CNY19
Tequila (shot)CNY25
Tonic waterCNY15
Vodka (bottle)CNY275
Vodka (shot)CNY27
Whisky (bottle)CNY318
Whisky (shot)CNY29
Wine (bottle)CNY162
Wine (glass)CNY36

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