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
       
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      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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          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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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            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
              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              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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